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Leah on the Offbeat

Written by Becky Albertalli

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Leah on the Offbeat Synopsis

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.

Leah on the Offbeat Press Reviews

'I love this fresh, funny, live-out-loud book.' - Jennifer Niven, New York Times bestselling author of All the Bright Places

'The love child of John Green and Rainbow Rowell' - Teen Vogue

'A remarkable gift of a novel.' - Andrew Smith, author of Grasshopper Jungle

'Both hilarious and heart-breaking' - 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

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ISBN: 9780241331057
Publication date: 30/04/2018
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780241331057
Publication date: 30th April 2018
Author: Becky Albertalli
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 368 pages
Suitable for: YA readers
Genres: Romance / Relationship Stories
Recommendations: eBooks

About Becky Albertalli

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.

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