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)|
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Leah on the Offbeat (Creekwood #2) Reviews
So, just shut your ears out because you don’t want to hear me scream and rant off like a drunk grandma. I am so furious I want to fling the book right off to space and go hide in Jupiter till the steam evaporates off my ears. I kept turning the pages expecting some good sh*t to happen, and then I reach the acknowledgements page and I was like, the hell, THAT’S IT??? She ended the whole thing just like that??? Usually when I don’t like a hyped book, I’m like - what did I read wrong? But this time ...more
There is huge hype surrounding this new title, and I am unashamed to say that I put aside the twenty other books I was reading to focus solely on this one. (Sorry-not-sorry, my lovelies!)
Because it’s that good. Because it’s that important. And because after watching the movie Love, Simon, I was dying for more Leah & Simon interactions. These two are friendship goals all the way. They’re able to uplift my mood in a matter of seconds.
This book may focus on Leah’s character, but it doesn’t cha ...more
After a couple weeks of thought, I’ve decided to lower my rating from a 4 to a 3. Most of my reasons for this are pretty spoilery (one huge reason is basically the end of the book) but I will come back later after some more musing and write some spoiler specific thoughts.
Edit: This book kept invading my mind and the more I thought about it, the more I felt this hatred towards it.
Please be as adorable as The Upside of Unrequited and Simon Vs.
Update: it wasn’t.
This book was so meh. The story was meh. I felt nothing whilst reading. I liked Leah enough. I mean, I get her anger and how closed off she is. That is me. But maybe that’s what made it harder to connect with the story? I don’t know.
I’m confused right now.
The sto ...more
3.5 stars (I’m not happy about it either)
This book has caused me a lot of turmoil.
When I was reading it, I didn’t think it would be 5 stars. The ending was my FAVORITE though and that gave me the confidence to give it a high rating.
But even after that, I still was doubtful of the 5-star rating. Certain characteristics about Leah rubbed me in the wrong way, and there was one scene in particular that I outright hated. It wasn’t until I kept talking with friends who had read this and seen others’ o ...more
JUST FREAKING WONDERFUL SJHBFKSJDHFBKSDHJF
I will talk more about it once it hits shelves!
so I am very,,,conflicted? I mean, I just want to say that I was on my period when I read Simon Vs. & I was on my period while reading Leah and it was just a weird sync. & i honestly think the reason I was so gushy and in love with the dynamics between the characters was likely due to this fact!! but onto the review (which is basically just my ramblings)
spoilers below regarding character relationships. read the synopsis before you read my review !
so basically, this was a two star book ...more
I swear, people can’t wrap their minds around the concept of a fat girl who doesn’t diet. Is it that hard to believe I might actually like my body?
I LOVE LEAH BURKE.
I don't actually see how it's possible not to. She's hilarious and badass and sarcastic and moody and totally potty-mouthed. Oh, how I wish I could go back in time and give my awkward, chubby teen self this book.
If you've had enough of the depressing gloomy world we live in and want to read something uplifting, unapologetically ne ...more