Leah Burkegirl-band drummer, master of deadpan, and Simon Spiers best friend from the award-winning Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agendatakes center stage in this novel of first love and senior-year angst.When it comes to drumming, Leah Burke is usually on beatbut real life isnt always so rhythmic. An anomaly in her friend group, shes 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 shes bisexual, she hasnt mustered the courage to tell her friendsnot even her openly gay BFF, Simon.So Leah really doesnt 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. Its hard for Leah to strike the right note while the people she loves are fightingespecially when she realizes she might love one of them more than she ever intended....
|Title||:||Leah on the Offbeat (Creekwood #2)|
|Number of Pages||:||339 pages|
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Leah on the Offbeat (Creekwood #2) Reviews
Reread 11/17/17: Of course I had to reread this on Becky's birthday. It was even more incredible than the first time.
5/5 stars, of course. Becky's books deserve no less.
In my opinion, this is her best book yet, and I cannot wait for everyone to read it. You all are going to fall in love with Leah and her story.
I read this as an early read. Full review to come closer to release date, because I don't want to give away anything!
Unpopular opinion coming up!!
Soooo usually i'm a VERY easy to please reader, and Simon vs. the homosapien agenda is my precious baby,so when Leah's book was out, i IMMEDIATELY started it with zero hesitation and left all the books i was reading.The thing is... i kinda wish i hadn't...? I'M SORRY BUT THIS WAS A DISASTER.
To me, it felt like Leah was a way different character than the one in Simon's book.In this one she was moody, angry all the time at PETTY REASONS AND being bitchy to her mother ...more
I loved this so much I loved this so much I LOVED THIS SO MUCH. And thank you for buddy reading this as well as Simon with me, Matthew! You made it all the more fun. 💜
I'm glad I re-read Simon before this, cause if I went into this book right away then I wouldn't have been as attached to these characters anymore, since it had been so long since the first time I read Simon and I barely remembered them. So thanks to that, re-read, I went into this FULLY invested and wanting to see more of Leah, cau ...more
you can read my full review here on starburnt reads , but i'm just going to share some of the most iconic (non-spoilery!) lines for now, because this book was honestly SO FUNNY that it could've been a meme.
"I'm shook," Simon says.
— me, about this book
other, wonderful things (warning, leah swears a lot):
And it's sort of a miracle: I don't look like shit.
leah, getting annoyed at all the important things:
"Did you just dog-ear Harry Potter?"
"People are prehist...more
JUST FREAKING WONDERFUL SJHBFKSJDHFBKSDHJF
I will talk more about it once it hits shelves!
I'm between 4 and 4.5 stars.
When I fall in love with a book's characters, I'm often sad when the book ends, because I want to spend more time with them, and I feel like I've become engrossed in their lives in some small way. So when a sequel comes along, I'm tremendously excited, and of course, I hope it is worthy of the original book.
I absolutely loved Becky Albertalli's Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda (see my review), and it was one of my favorite books of 2015. Seeing the movie adaptation ...more
you will encounter me in the afterlife only to learn that I’ve spent the last 3 millennia reciting increasingly complex and overtly emotional poetry about how much I fucking love this book
we really did speak 20gayteen into existence and WE ARE THRIVING
Spoiler thoughts below
(view spoiler)[I really loved this. The bi rep was awesome, and I am so happy to have Leah and Abby as a couple. But my one complaint is that I wish they waited a lot longer to get together. I felt like everyone kinda screwed Nick over. Especially at the end. I would have loved this if it was about Abby and Leah in their first year of college as roommates and then deciding to be together. But as it was it felt too rushed for me.
Other than that I really adored this. ( ...more