Tuesday, April 11, 2017

The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli

5 Stars

I received a copy via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. 

30653853This was absolutely a five star read. It was fantastic and I know as soon as I found out Becky Albertalli was writing another book I wanted it immediately. Simon Vs was the cutest read ever and now this is the cutest read ever.

There was a crazy amount of diversity and I love it. I love the way the author just slipped in diverse characters without even a second thought or anything because I think that's the ideal of how life should be. I think that's a really influential way of writing and I think a lot of people would do well to learn from it. The amount of diversity was incredible and made me smile.

I adore Molly and I think she is a ridiculously relatable character. I think it's lovely to have that and she wasn't the classic YA main character either. She was quirky and awkward and someone who I think I'd get on really well with. Immediately I felt like I could relate to her and I think I could list any number of people who could relate to Molly. She was my perfect main character.

The relationships in the books were a big focus and I think it was interesting. It focused on the different types of relationships and how other people cope with relationships. But, it did it in a super cute way. All sorts of relationships too, family, friendships, everything. I think it spoke about relationships in a very real sense and a way that is way more relatable than some.

This was such a sweet book. Literally the sweetest. It was like eating a whole bag of mini eggs in one sitting. Yes, that good. I'm so ridiculously happy that this didn't disappoint even though I was at least 99.9% sure it would be amazing. I definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a diverse read or who just loves contemporaries. It was adorable. Actually, I'm going to say adorkable because I think that sums it up so much better. I'm in love with it.


  1. I was a bit unsure about this after hearing all about it on Twitter but I feel like I should give it a chance now!

    Charlotte @ Bookmarks and Blogging

  2. I can't wait to get my hands on this book!

  3. I love how realistic and relatable Becky's characters always are. They really feel like real teenagers, and I think that's what makes her books so successful. Thanks for sharing and, as always, fabulous review! <3

    ~ Zoe @ Stories on Stage

    1. Thank you! They really are so real, it's fantastic. I look forward to seeing what she can do next time!