Becky Albertalli - Author

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 co-leader of a support group for gender-nonconforming children in Washington, DC.

Featured books by Becky Albertalli

Leah on the Offbeat

Leah on the Offbeat

YA readers

Author: Becky Albertalli Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/04/2018

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.

Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda

Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda

13+ readers

Author: Becky Albertalli Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/03/2015

The love child of John Green and Rainbow Rowell. (Teen Vogue). Straight people should have to come out too. And the more awkward it is, the better. Simon Spier is sixteen and trying to work out who he is - and what he's looking for. But when one of his emails to the very distracting Blue falls into the wrong hands, things get all kinds of complicated. Because, for Simon, falling for Blue is a big deal...It's a holy freaking huge awesome deal. Praise for Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda: I love you, Simon. I love you! And I love this fresh, funny, live-out-loud book. (Jennifer Niven, New York Times bestselling author of All the Bright Places). A remarkable gift of a novel. (Andrew Smith, author of Grasshopper Jungle). Both hilarious and heartbreaking...Readers will fall madly in love with Simon. (Publishers Weekly (starred review)). A brilliant beacon of optimism and cuteness for LGBTQA+ youth in a genre often bogged down with tragedy and heartbreak. Books like Simon do change people's lives. (Waterstones Darlington Bookseller). A wonderfully charismatic story about coming-of-age and coming out. (Bookseller). Funny, moving and emotionally wise. (Kirkus Reviews (starred)). It made me laugh, cry and all the fifty shades of emotions I can think of right now. There is literally no adjectives that would be suffice to describe how brilliant this book is. (Goodreads (5 star review)). I think I just felt my heart explode in my chest. (Goodreads (5 star review)). One of the most electric, authentic characters I've ever read...I love this book. Love it. Five freaking stars. (Goodreads (5 Stars)). 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 co-leader of a support group for gender-nonconforming children in Washington, DC. Simon VS the Homo Sapiens Agenda is her first novel.

Other books by Becky Albertalli

Leah on the Offbeat

Leah on the Offbeat

YA readers

Author: Becky Albertalli Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/04/2018

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.

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

Author: Becky Albertalli Format: eBook Release Date: 14/12/2017

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli, read by Michael Crouch. Straight people should have to come out too. And the more awkward it is, the better. Simon Spier is sixteen and trying to work out who he is - and what hes looking for. But when one of his emails to the very distracting Blue falls into the wrong hands, things get all kinds of complicated. Because, for Simon, falling for Blue is a big deal . . . Its a holy freaking huge awesome deal.

The Upside of Unrequited

The Upside of Unrequited

Author: Becky Albertalli Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/04/2017

I don't entirely understand how anyone gets a boyfriend. Or a girlfriend. It just seems like the most impossible odds. A perfect alignment of feelings and circumstances . . . Molly Peskin-Suso knows all about unrequited love. No matter how many times her twin sister, Cassie, tells her to woman up, Molly is always careful. Better to be careful than be hurt. But when Cassie gets a new girlfriend who comes with a cute hipster-boy sidekick, everything changes. Will is funny, flirtatious and basically the perfect first boyfriend. There's only one problem: Molly's coworker, Reid, the awkward Tolkien superfan she could never fall for . . . right? A heartwarming and hilarious story about growing up and learning to be comfortable in your own skin. Praise for Becky Albertalli: 'The love child of John Green and Rainbow Rowell' Teen Vogue 'I love you, Simon. I love you! And I love this fresh, funny, live-out-loud book.' Jennifer Niven, New York Times bestselling author of All the Bright Places 'A remarkable gift of a novel.' Andrew Smith, author of Grasshopper Jungle 'Both hilarious and heartbreaking . . . Readers will fall madly in love with Simon' Publishers Weekly (starred review) 'A brilliant beacon of optimism and cuteness for LGBTQA+ youth in a genre often bogged down with tragedy and heartbreak. Books like SIMON do change people's lives' Waterstones Darlington Bookseller 'A wonderfully charismatic story about coming-of-age and coming out'. Bookseller 'Funny, moving and emotionally wise' Kirkus Reviews (starred) 'It made me laugh, cry and all the fifty shades of emotions I can think of right now. There is literally no adjectives that would be suffice to describe how brilliant this book is' Goodreads (5 star review) 'I think I just felt my heart explode in my chest' Goodreads (5 star review) 'One of the most electric, authentic characters I've ever read. . . I LOVE this book. LOVE it. Five freaking stars.' Goodreads (5 Stars) Becky Albertalli is the author of the acclaimed novels Simon Vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda and The Upside of Unrequited. She is a clinical psychologist who specializes in working with children and teens. Becky now lives with her family in Atlanta, where she spends her days writing fiction for young adults.

Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda

Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda

13+ readers

Author: Becky Albertalli Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/03/2015

The love child of John Green and Rainbow Rowell. (Teen Vogue). Straight people should have to come out too. And the more awkward it is, the better. Simon Spier is sixteen and trying to work out who he is - and what he's looking for. But when one of his emails to the very distracting Blue falls into the wrong hands, things get all kinds of complicated. Because, for Simon, falling for Blue is a big deal...It's a holy freaking huge awesome deal. Praise for Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda: I love you, Simon. I love you! And I love this fresh, funny, live-out-loud book. (Jennifer Niven, New York Times bestselling author of All the Bright Places). A remarkable gift of a novel. (Andrew Smith, author of Grasshopper Jungle). Both hilarious and heartbreaking...Readers will fall madly in love with Simon. (Publishers Weekly (starred review)). A brilliant beacon of optimism and cuteness for LGBTQA+ youth in a genre often bogged down with tragedy and heartbreak. Books like Simon do change people's lives. (Waterstones Darlington Bookseller). A wonderfully charismatic story about coming-of-age and coming out. (Bookseller). Funny, moving and emotionally wise. (Kirkus Reviews (starred)). It made me laugh, cry and all the fifty shades of emotions I can think of right now. There is literally no adjectives that would be suffice to describe how brilliant this book is. (Goodreads (5 star review)). I think I just felt my heart explode in my chest. (Goodreads (5 star review)). One of the most electric, authentic characters I've ever read...I love this book. Love it. Five freaking stars. (Goodreads (5 Stars)). 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 co-leader of a support group for gender-nonconforming children in Washington, DC. Simon VS the Homo Sapiens Agenda is her first novel.

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