'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.'

I really enjoyed this book.

This book has been on my TBR for so long, as I was worried it wouldn't be as good as Simon. I think waiting made me enjoy this book more, I was looking at it with fresher eyes.

Seeing all the characters I had grown to love once again was like coming home after a long trip. It was really interesting to get to see these characters from Leah's point of view instead of Simon's.

The characters in this book were already really well developed but seeing them through different eyes really added an extra layer to what we as readers already knew about them.

Becky Albertalli did a fantastic job with the writing in this book. It was compelling, perfectly pace, and thoroughly emotive. I have found that Becky Albertalli's writing really agrees with me.

I am really glad that I finally read this book. Now I am excited to see what Becky Albertalli does next.

Leah On The Offbeat by Becky Albertalli is the perfect edition to the Simonverse.

Published by Geramie Kate Barker