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Leah on the Offbeat
Leah on the Offbeat | Becky Albertalli
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GypsyKat
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My Kindle case matches my current paperback read. It makes me not want to finish the tagged book so I can keep carrying them around together. 😂

LitLogophile How aesthetic 😍 22h
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GypsyKat
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Starting a new book today. Happy Tuesday, everyone!

#MugsOfLitsy

SauerPatch Wrong. Happiness is a cup of coffee, a really good book, AND a cannoli! 😍😋 1w
Bookzombie That cannoli looks so good! 🤤 1w
emilyrose_x I love the bookmark too! 1w
GypsyKat @SauerPatch @Bookzombie Haha! It really was delicious! 😋 1w
GypsyKat @emilyrose_x Thanks! I love it too! It was a gift from a fellow Litten. ❤️ 1w
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Pickpick

Something in English for a change! : ) It‘s a little weird to read in my native language sometimes, because I forget how much faster I can read. Bought this on a whim last week, and it‘s a cute, quick read. The author does a great job capturing the narrator‘s voice - she reminded me a lot of my best friend in college. This is a sequel, and I haven‘t read the first one. It can be read alone, but beware there are definitely spoilers!

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cassiecharman
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The best part of being in love

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ninergrl6
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Pickpick

I didn't set out with a #PrideMonth theme in mind, yet that's where books have taken me. It's been yrs since I read Simon vs... but I've watched the movie Love, Simon about 5 times in the past 2 weeks, so I couldn't help picturing/hearing the movie cast in my head while reading this book. I love this world & Albertalli's style though I don't know how "true to character" the relationship developments are. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ #ya #teachersoflitsy #summerreading

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the-woman-who-read-everything
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Happy pride month, Littens!

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thebluestocking
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Panpan

This book was a disappointment for me. While I sometimes liked Leah‘s badass attitude, I felt that she was just outright rude most of the time and that Albertalli manipulated the characters from Simon in order to fit into the boxes for this book. I had no buy in for Leah/Abby after Abby/Nick.

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j.rye
Leah on the Offbeat | Becky Albertalli
Pickpick

Solid 3/5. This was a fun light read. I appreciated the humor and honesty that comes with being a teenager.

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j.rye
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I‘ve been slacking on actual reading because it‘s spring and life is crazy 🤦🏻‍♀️ but at least I‘m sort of enjoying audiobooks lately! I am really loving Leah and the other characters in this book.

And in other news, I present the proof why I don‘t have time to sit down with a physical book; even park visits end in chaos.

Crazeedi This is great! I love this picture! 2mo
j.rye Me too 🤣 but it was interesting riding home with two boys in their skivvies. Hahahahaha. 2mo
TK421 Ha! I was like that ages ago.😁 2mo
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Soubhiville 🤣😂😱 2mo
Kaylamburson 😂🤣😂🤣 this is so great. Glad they're having fun! 2mo
Kaye Looks like they had fun. 😉 2mo
Cortg We always said, the dirtier the kids were at the end of the day, the better the day was! Enjoy them while there young! Books will always be around ❤️ 2mo
Smrloomis Awesome! 😆 2mo
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mandi1082
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Panpan

This was a quick read. There was some parts that made me laugh. I liked some of the characters but not all.I felt like there was no development to it. Everything happened quick and fast and really unrealistic to it. Leah was just a little annoying and so unsure about everything that was going on in her life. I could go on and on about this book but gave it
3⭐⭐⭐🤷‍♀️

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Sresendez12
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Mehso-so

This may be an unpopular opinion, but I didn‘t love this one nearly as much as I loved Love, Simon. It may be what I feel was an excessive use of the F word (don‘t get me wrong, I do my fair share of cussing, but never that much and especially not when I was in high school.) Overall, it was still a good read and kept me entertained. #booked2019 #featuresamusician

Cinfhen Oppps: sorry I missed this post but it‘s now been “officially” recorded 👍🏻😂 3mo
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Natilovesbooks
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Pickpick

Omg I loved this book so much!! It was my first time reading a Becky Albertalli book so I didn't know what to expect going in but it was just so funny and relatable. I knew I was in love with this book from the first page. This definitely makes me want to check out some of her other books.

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AutumnAuroraRain95
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Pickpick

4/5 Stars. Leah is one of those characters that you start off not liking her, but along the way you see why she is the way she is, and you start to like her. Was not expecting the ending, but I was pleasantly surprised!

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Elma
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vkois88 I loved this book! 5mo
JoScho 💗💗💗 5mo
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ValkyrieAndHerBooks
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Pickpick

I loved this even more on the reread! In addition to identifying with the #BiRep, the #PlusSizeMC, and Leah‘s economic situation, this time, I found a better appreciation for the overall structure, noticed more details about the supporting characters, and I took more time to contemplate the relationships between Leah and Abby, and her mother, and her other friends. It was a great reread. I will definitely revisit this coming of age story!

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Chelleo
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Mehso-so

Sadly, this was just an ok read for me. I was expecting more but Leah sorta worked my nerves....actually, most of the cast did.

⭐️⭐️💫 🎧 2019.02.13

mariaku21 I felt like that too by the end. It wasn't bad but I guess I just hoped for more. 5mo
hermyknee I felt like it was kind of a let down after reading Simon 5mo
WomanistBibliophile I preferred it to Simon! 5mo
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jesseastin
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Pickpick

I feel like I‘ve made the reading transition from the slew of middle readers to YA books. One of these days I might actually get back to reading grown up books😄.This is in the “Love, Simon” series, with the same characters, but told from Simon‘s friend, Leah‘s point of view during senior year. Leah is prickly, socially awkward, and honestly less easy to like immediately.Funny prom dinner reservation scene. I enjoyed this one.

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madamereadsalot1
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When you've had a rough week, it is amazing what unexpected, just because, love from a new friend can do! So thankful for @Kayla.Adriena and for Litsy for connecting us! Not because of the gifts, but because she's an awesome person! Stay warm friend and I hope your birthday present finds you well! 😘

Kayla.Adriena 💗💗💗 5mo
Kayla.Adriena I thought that ornament with fluff inside was so cool that's why i asked you if you liked birds 😆 5mo
madamereadsalot1 Lol!! I was wondering why you asked! I love it!! I really enjoy rustic, reclaimed stuff! I'm trying to decide where I want to hang it right now. 5mo
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xicanti
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I won't finish my current read tonight, so I might as well post my January stats. I'm super happy with the reduction to La TBR. Yay, smaller numbers!

This is the first month in about ten years where I read mostly Americans. That's largely because I plan to read zero Americans in February and I wanted to squeeze in some highly anticipated stuff before then. I didn't get to everything I was keen on, but the books'll still be there in March.

xicanti Also: I didn't have any new-to-me 5-star reads, but the tagged book, KINGDOM OF ASH by Sarah J. Maas, and ROUGH TERRAIN by Annabeth Albert were all 4.5ers. 6mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Holy Moly! 😯📚💕 6mo
xicanti @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I don't even know how the total got that high. I was gonna focus on chunksters this month. 6mo
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Slajaunie Do you sleep?!?! 6mo
xicanti @Slajaunie I read a lot of comics and prose works under 275 pages, and I read things like nonfiction and short story collections concurrently with whatever novel I'm on. 6mo
Slajaunie That makes sense but still amazing! 🎉 6mo
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glitterkitty459
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Been obsessed recently with this free color-by-number app- it's called Happy Color 😍

I have mixed feelings about this book...
What I liked: I LOVE Leah and Simon of course. There were some super hilarious and iconic scenes 😂, and it's narrated by Barb! (Aka Shannon Purser)
What I didn't like: a little bit too much swearing and the drama was pretty exhausting by the end

Overall good!
#audiobooks #audiocoloring #ya #lgbt

shadowspeak17 I love that app! ❤️ 6mo
Monica5 OMG! I have the app, too. I love it❤ 6mo
minkyb I just downloaded the app. 2 hours gone. 😳 4mo
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Stephaniereads1
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Pickpick

I love Becky Albertalli books. When you feel down pick up one her books. She makes me happy and she believes in diversity! Bonus!

CoffeeNBooks I love Becky Albertalli! 6mo
Stephaniereads1 Right I need a million more books! 6mo
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LazyLimaLife
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Pickpick

Loved this! It had me at Slytherin Rory Gilmore.

Stephaniereads1 Same!!!😍😍😍 6mo
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xicanti
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Pickpick

One time, a friend and I talked YA over cupcakes. "I love Rainbow Rowell because it's like she writes my life," she said. "I mean, it's not my life, but it IS. I don't know how she does it."

That's how I feel about Becky Albertalli.

Leah's life isn't mine, any more than Simon's was, but in all the ways that counts it absolutely IS. I mean, wow. The emotions in play, the characters' reactions, the sensory details... she nails it all. 4.5 stars.

Elma I don't think I've ever related to a book more than this one. 6mo
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whatsthEStorey
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I don‘t know how to rate this book, so I‘m not going to. Major points for diversity, body positivity, and general girl power. It just reads so very young, that it didn‘t resonate with me.

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jasreadsquiteabit
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Mehso-so

I think I‘m getting to that stage where YA is no longer capturing my attention! This was a cute read, but definitely for a younger crowd.

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SealedWithInk
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I knew that I would finish The Hate U Give on my way home from work, so naturally I had to go to Waterstones to buy some new reading material with a voucher I got for Christmas 😁

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Coleen
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Pickpick

A sort-of sequel to Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, with this one focusing on Leah. As with all of Albertalli‘s YA novels, there‘s lots of diversity in this one, and while that‘s good, I sort of feel like I did with The Upside of Unrequited — that she almost tries too hard to pack too much of it in there. Leah‘s character is very unlikeable at times, but she‘s also pretty realistic as a moody, dramatic teenager.
Somewhere between pick & so-so.

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Ravenclawsbookshelf
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I haven't read the graphic novel of Fun Home yet. This is the sequel to the book I used for day 1. There is definitely a ring of keys moment. Ps: I love the musical Fun Home, I'm glad it was included. #MusicalNewYear

vivastory I've heard great things about the tagged book 👍 6mo
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Scochrane26
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Didn‘t know until recently that there is a sequel! Simon was one of my favorites last year.

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Skeeterisme
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Pickpick

I‘ve said it before and will say it again: Becky Albertalli is a treasure.

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pocketmermaid
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Back at it again with the lounging and the audiobooks.

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IndoorDame
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Mehso-so

A slightly quirky LGBTQ coming of age story. For me this falls somewhere between a pick and a so-so. The message is refreshingly positive. But it‘s geared towards a younger audience than I expected based on the conversation I‘d heard surrounding it.

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Tianareadslgbt
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Pickpick

"The way she's looking at me makes me lose my breath."
I loved getting to see the same characters and setting from the Simon Vs. book from Leah's perspective. Leah's story was definitely relatable to me as someone who was closeted in high school and Becky has such a talent for writing easy going narratives with believable characters.
#lgbtya

Bibliogeekery I'm excited to read this one! #queerbooks 7mo
Tianareadslgbt @Bibliogeekery It‘s a quick, fun, read, I can‘t wait to hear what you think! 7mo
CrowCAH Welcome to the Litsy family!!! 📚 7mo
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holarosarita
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Shay1097
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Mehso-so

Books Read in 2018
I was actually excepting so much more from this book. It was a fun easy read but I honestly could not stand Leah! I thought she was so whiny and mean that at points I just wanted to stop. But there were some redeeming qualities the supporting characters were great and the story moved moderately fast but overall I wouldn‘t read this again.

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holarosarita
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This is exactly the right amount of attention to give to a man talking about man things.

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holarosarita
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Didn‘t realize this was a sequel when I picked it up, but I read the original so we‘ll see how this goes.

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Chelsibno
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Pickpick

I loved this sequel! Leah is such an interesting character that I think a lot of readers can relate to. As someone who is bisexual, I appreciated the portrayal of a bisexual teen who is still in the closet and trying to navigate all the issues that come with that. I think readers who loved Simon Vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda will also enjoy this book.

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Shibbyfruitfly
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I just realized that I didn‘t post my reading recap for November so here it is. Pretty poor showing since I only read 2 books last month but at least they were both great books! It‘s a good thing I‘ve already completed my 2018 reading challenge because this year has worn my motivation down.

CouronneDhiver Hi! Just checking in. You ok over there? 🙃 7mo
Shibbyfruitfly @CouronneDhiver Yeah. This is just a really busy time at work for me and I haven‘t had much time to interact or even read 😫 Come January though, I‘ll be back! Lol Thanks for checking in though! (edited) 7mo
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Elma
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Picked these up at McKay's on Sunday. Leah is my new favorite character and we always do puzzles with my mom at Christmas, so we thought we'd pick up some cheap winter ones. Hopefully all the pieces are there.
#bookhaul #puzzles

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GirlMeetsBook
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Leah and I would be best friends, I just know it. ❤️ #Day11 #30DayBookChallenge

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MaggieCarr
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Mehso-so

As much as I enjoyed "Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda" and "What If It's Us" this one just fell short for me and I felt like Leah could have been more well rounded as a character if she mixed up her adjectives a bit more. Not everything needs to be described with a f*** word. My favorite part was the prom dinner mix-up. Definetly laughed out loud during that scene. Won't post a spoiler but that goof up was simply amazing.

LoverofLit I liked this one quite a bit but I do agree it fell a little short from 8mo
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geekybookgirl2
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Pickpick

I really enjoyed this book. It had plenty of cute moments and I how it dealt with themes of racism, sexuality, the end of high school, friendship and relationships. It was great being back with these characters.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Elma
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Oh. My. Word. I love this book so much. I don't think I've ever related to a character as much as I relate to Leah. So good!

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Elma
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This whole book felt like a hug to me.

Lovesbooks87 I loved Leah! 8mo
Elma @Lovesbooks87 Me too. I felt like I was reading about myself for most of the book. 8mo
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Elma
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Finished my second book. #24b4Monday #readathon

BookNerd9906 How did you like it? Should I stack it? 8mo
Elma @BookNerd9906 I absolutely loved it! I highly recommend it. 8mo
Andrew65 Well done! Good luck for the final day. 👍🙌😊 8mo
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ahoffkosik
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Want to read — or hear us talk — about a cool, confident, creative, body posi high schooler... who also happens to have a few big secrets? It could only have happened in 2018, and it DID in Becky Albertalli‘s Leah on the Offbeat. In this episode of my podcast (part 3 of New Reads November!) we talk racism, labels, and the LGBTQ+ spectrum — plus all the times we fought with our moms in dressing rooms. click the link in my bio to listen!

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Shadowfat
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Enjoying a glass of wine while finishing this book on Waiheke Island in Auckland. It's the perfect weather 😀

LA_Mead I love Auckland! One of my fav places! 8mo
Smrloomis Beautiful! 8mo
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PerksOfBeingABookworm
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Mehso-so

Just finished this audiobook and man, it is hard to rate. The beginning is pretty slow and through the first two-thirds Leah is kind of irritating. I know she‘s a high schooler, but still. The ending was predictable, but so sweet nonetheless. Shannon Purser as the narrator was a fantastic choice.

PerksOfBeingABookworm I did have one issue with the book as compared to Simon vs the Homo Sapien Agenda. It‘s not a spoiler, but I‘m putting it under a spoiler since it has to do with sexuality and I know some people don‘t like seeing those topics on social media. But for those of you who don‘t mind and are interested, check out my next comment... 8mo
PerksOfBeingABookworm At one point Leah makes a comment that guys have it easier when it comes to discerning their feelings towards a person because they have erections. But women have physiology responses to arousal and attraction as well. This bothered me mostly because in Simon‘s book there are two references to masturbation but none in Leah‘s book. I wish the author would have spent time exploring women‘s sexual experiences, which is a topic that‘s largely ignored. 8mo
akckitty @PerksOfBeingABookworm in response, I one billion percent agree. Women have honestly quite similar physical responses when aroused. That could also very easily "discern" our feelings too. Felt biased but not many if any authors, especially YA want to get into the subject of female arousal/masturbation. Leah on the Off Beat was a meh read at best. Thanks for bringing that up! 8mo
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