Waiting on Wednesday: Spotlight on The Upside of Unrequited

New WoW“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, which encourages fellow bloggers to spotlight upcoming releases that we’re excited about.

My “Waiting On” Wednesday selection for this week is The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli.  I think everyone who read and fell in love with Simon Vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda is chomping at the bit to get their hands on Albertalli’s next book and from the blurb, it sounds like it’s going to be an equally charming, relatable, and entertaining read.  Wish I didn’t have to wait six months though!

The Upside of Unrequited

by Becky Albertalli


Publication Date: April 17, 2017

From Goodreads:

From the award-winning author of Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda comes a funny, authentic novel about sisterhood, love, and identity.

Seventeen-year-old Molly Peskin-Suso knows all about unrequited love. No matter how many times her twin sister, Cassie, tells her to woman up, Molly can’t stomach the idea of rejection. So she’s careful. Fat girls always have to be careful.

Then a cute new girl enters Cassie’s orbit, and for the first time ever, Molly’s cynical twin is a lovesick mess. Meanwhile, Molly’s totally not dying of loneliness—except for the part where she is. Luckily, Cassie’s new girlfriend comes with a cute hipster-boy sidekick. If Molly can win him over, she’ll get her first kiss and she’ll get her twin back.  There’s only one problem: Molly’s coworker, Reid. He’s a chubby Tolkien superfan with a season pass to the Ren Faire, and there’s absolutely no way Molly could fall for him.  Right?

Check out this Advance Praise for The Upside of Unrequited!

“Heart-fluttering, honest, and hilarious. I can’t stop hugging this book.” —Stephanie Perkins, New York Times bestselling author of Anna and the French Kiss

“I have such a crush on this book! Not only is this one a must read, but it’s a must re-read.” —Julie Murphy, New York Times bestselling author of Dumplin’

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I’d love to hear what upcoming book releases you’re waiting on this Wednesday? Leave me your link in the comments below and I’ll stop by and check out your WoW selection for this week. 🙂

12 replies
    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      Thanks! Hopefully we’ll both love it as much as we loved Simon, which has definitely been one of my favorite reads this year.

  1. Lindsey @ Lindsey Reads
    Lindsey @ Lindsey Reads says:

    Yes, I’m so looking forward to this one as well! Simon is one of my absolute favorites and I think this one will be just as amazing! Hope you’ll enjoy it too. I’m also looking forward to the Leah-centric book, but that will be an even longer wait 😉

  2. Adri@Adrithebookworm
    Adri@Adrithebookworm says:

    I simply loved Simon Vs. (as everyone probably does) so I’m looking forward to reading more from this author and so far, Ive heard nothing but good things about this one. I’m definitely excited 😀

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