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Waiting on Wednesday #4 – Leah and the Offbeat!

I am so shocked that not only is it already Wednesday, but it’s also the middle of April? Where is the time going?! The only thing I’m happy about is maybe it means some nicer weather is closer than it is farther away!

Today I have another Waiting on Wednesday post! Apart of book reviews, these are my favourite posts to make! It’s so exciting to think about new and upcoming books!

Without further rambling, check out the book I chose this week!

Leah and the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli

Publisher: Balzer + Bray | Release: April 24th, 2018


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.

About the Author:

Becky Albertalli is a clinical psychologist who has had the privilege of conducting therapy with dozens of smart, weird, irresistible teenagers. She also served for seven years as coleader of a support group for gender nonconforming children in Washington, D.C. She now lives with her family in Atlanta. Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda is her first novel.


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Victoria @ The Contented Reader

Victoria @ The Contented Reader

Avid reader and tea drinker. I read and review young adult books on my blog, The Contented Reader!

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