Albertalli basically owns my life now. Molly and Cassie had their ups and downs, but in the end they had a great understanding of one another and I loved their bond as sisters. So you can be all Simon Spier with my judgement and “take [this] with about a million fucking grains of salt.” I mean. I have! Publication date: 11th April 2017 To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Albertalli's depiction of Molly as the fat sister was not as tasteful or honest as it could have been. You know how all the rest of you felt about Simon Vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda? As organic as Molly and Reid’s chemistry. That’s unfair and unfounded and ultimately, as it turns out, untrue. Great review! . But will these new relationships change things between Molly and Cassie? Enter funny, charismatic Hipster Will, who happens to be Mina’s best friend, and everything should be fine, right? You can still see all customer reviews for the product. I’m twenty-four and I’m Molly. Becky now lives with her family in Atlanta, where she spends her days writing fiction for young adults. Published by: Puffin We are, honestly! Then a cute new girl enters Cassie’s orbit, and for the first time ever, Molly’s cynical twin is a lovesick mess. Have you read Becky’s debut, Simon vs? Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in, Reviewed in the United States on February 16, 2018. Molly Peskin Suso is the endgame. How everything feels like it’s either the end of the world or the beginning of it; the elations and heartbreaks of first love; the innate, underlying fear of not mattering. “What?” ( Log Out /  But I'm especially glad it touched you deeply; it is a wonderful feeling to experience art, in any of its various forms, and come out changed or even a slightly better person. I'm so happy but anxiety about who we look, women especially is forced into us at an young age and it effects how we see ourselves and how we feel other people see us. There’s only one problem: Molly’s coworker, Reid. Have you read this one? But it's difficult to really commit to the crush when Molly is spending so much time with Reid, her dorky co-worker. Will is funny and flirtatious and just might be perfect crush material. Title: The Upside of Unrequited Reviewed in the United States on September 26, 2017. I bought my copy a few months ago, and now I have finally managed to read it! Speaking of relationships, the ones in this book were wonderful! Right? I can't speak to Mina but she claims to be pansexual in the book and their relationship was fun to read. Except there’s also Molly’s coworker Reid—awkward, geeky, Cadbury-mini-egg-loving Reid—who maybe likes her. Reading Unrequited is like seeing an old friend for the first time in years. • Contact Us Like the author’s debut, The Upside of Unrequited captures the immediacy of and renders articulately the teenage experience. I will not stop shouting about this book it was great on so many levels. Reviewed in the United States on April 16, 2017. Nadine is black and her family situation made me sad because I understand homophobes do exist. And if Molly can win him over, she’ll get her first kiss and she’ll get her twin back. The story line was quite cheesy, the characters seemed too immature for their age, and the use of humor often did not do any justice for the novel. I loved that one of Molly’s mums is bisexual because it breaks that stigma that bisexuality is just a phase. It is addressed slightly at the end of the book, but I feel that if that was going to be an insecurity of hers, it needed to be touched upon in a more conclusive way. Oh, Miel. I thought she was a really realistic character – the book touches upon the idea that you can acknowledge that you don’t need to be with someone, whilst still wanting to be with someone. The novel also touches on positive representations of body image—it’s central to how Molly views the world and herself, even if often self-deprecating—and intresectional diversity. It’s hard not to root for Reid! Maybe more than crush material. To me, this is more of the same. • It’s that feeling of someone knowing you in all the ways you needed to be known.”. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. So she’s careful. This page works best with JavaScript. Reviewed in the United States on January 22, 2018. Cassie doesn't have this problem — she's the confident twin, and she takes what she wants from romance. Overall I'm in love with this book, I can't wait to reread it. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. Now I'm not saying skinny women don't go through this either but I only know it from the bigger girl experience, my whole life I've been rounder than most around me. On Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, Goodreads, and Bloglovin. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. As for Will: although he and Molly did not have as much of a spark, it still felt like a very realistic relationship, showing all of the awkwardness and thrill of a crush.