Title: The Upside of Unrequited Book Review
Author: Becky Albertalli
Rating: 4 stars
Blurb (GR): Seventeen-year-old Molly Peskin-Suso knows all about unrequited love—she’s lived through it twenty-six times. She crushes hard and crushes often, but always in secret. Because no matter how many times her twin sister, Cassie, tells her to woman up, Molly can’t stomach the idea of rejection. So she’s careful. Fat girls always have to be careful.
Then a cute new girl enters Cassie’s orbit, and for the first time ever, Molly’s cynical twin is a lovesick mess. Meanwhile, Molly’s totally not dying of loneliness—except for the part where she is. Luckily, Cassie’s new girlfriend comes with a cute hipster-boy sidekick. Will is funny and flirtatious and just might be perfect crush material. Maybe more than crush material. And if Molly can win him over, she’ll get her first kiss and she’ll get her twin back.
There’s only one problem: Molly’s coworker Reid. He’s an awkward Tolkien superfan with a season pass to the Ren Faire, and there’s absolutely no way Molly could fall for him. Right?
- Super awesome story – Guys, I’m pretty sure I’m in love with this book, because this was the most sweetest thing I’ve ever read. The hype was totally worth it! This story is about Molly, and her romantic troubles (she has about 26 crushes, but no kisses), family troubles, and appearence troubles (she thinks being fat is a bad thing). I felt like this story represented teenagers more effectively than other YA titles do. There was a lot of moments when you can connect to the characters.
- Diverse story – Another great factor this book had was diversity. Molly is fat, and has anxiety. Cassie is gay. And the best part is that they are both sperm donor babies, with two moms. Their family is AMAZING. The moms are like super cool, but not super lax. I love Molly’s family members they are soo awesome! Anywho, because of how diverse the cast is, it was very important to the story, as it did allow important moments to happen.
- Unique Romance – There was sort of a love triangle here (and ya’ll know how I feel about that), but it like disappeared in the beginning to the middle-ish. BECAUSE IT’S SO OBVIOUS WHO LIKES WHO. I liked how the relationship bloomed between the MC, and her love interest. It was so cute though. He’s so geeky, and wonderful *heart eyes*.
SO DIVVERSE LOVIN IT
The characters were so strong, and so freaking relatable, guys!
MOLLY – Our wonderful MC! I was at first considering her a ‘meh’ type of character because it kind of got on my nerves that she thought having a boy would boost her self-esteem. #feministalert. But I related to her a lot of times, too much times to count. And her voice! HER VOICE IS WONDERFUL!!
Cassie – 3 stars to this gal. I don’t appreciate her acting the way she did to Molly. She just took it too far. But then she is the best feminist character ever. I admire her friendship with her friends. She is so protective (but not too protective), and like she will kill you, if you miss with her loved-ones!
Molly’s narration was soo awesome, and wonderful. It was so funny, and I couldn’t help but laugh at everything she says when she gets nervous! There was such a nice flow to the writing, and I love this author! Her writing style is the best ❤
So I loved this book so much! It gave me such fuzzy feelings! Did you read it yet? Do you plan on to? Do you plan to? If you did read it, what did you think of it? Who were your favorite characters? Who was you least favorite character?