Book Review: Leah on the Off Beat by Becky Albertalli

I hate when assholes have talent. I want to live in a world where good people rule at everything and shitty people suck at everything

Leah on the Offbeat is in my eyes fan service and I am very sad of this. Yes I did read it in just one day, because I thought the story had something. But I felt the characters were very predictable and not very interesting.

Book Review: Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli


Title & Author: Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli
Genre: Contemporary, LGBT
Release date: April 24 2018
Series: Creekwood
Publisher: HarperCollins


Leah Burke—girl-band drummer, master of deadpan, and Simon Spier’s best friend from the award-winning Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda—takes center stage in this novel of first love and senior-year angst.

When it comes to drumming, Leah Burke is usually on beat—but real life isn’t always so rhythmic. An anomaly in her friend group, she’s the only child of a young, single mom, and her life is decidedly less privileged. She loves to draw but is too self-conscious to show it. And even though her mom knows she’s bisexual, she hasn’t mustered the courage to tell her friends—not even her openly gay BFF, Simon.

So Leah really doesn’t know what to do when her rock-solid friend group starts to fracture in unexpected ways. With prom and college on the horizon, tensions are running high. It’s hard for Leah to strike the right note while the people she loves are fighting—especially when she realizes she might love one of them more than she ever intended.

I give Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli two out of five hearts because I really wasn’t happy with this book. It felt like fan service and to help promote the movie Love, Simon even though the movie was released in March 2018 and the book in April 2018.

Leah is bi and hasn’t come out yet even though Simon has and is happily dating Bram. She goes from flirting with one guy to then flirting with her fling from the past and I felt like I got a whiplash because of her behaviour.

The story is slow and felt like Albertalli just took a year in her own life and wrote about it, or something. These are the story I really don’t care about. If I hadn’t enjoyed some of the banter of the group I would even have given the novel only one heart.

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