Title: Leah on the Off Beat
By: Becky Albertalli
Call #: YA Fiction Alber.B
It is Spring; Leah and Simon and all their friends are High School seniors, awaiting word from colleges and trying to enjoy their last months together. After all they’ve been through, Leah still holds onto a secret: she’s Bi. The time for telling Simon has past and Leah figures she’ll end High School with her secret sadly secure. She’s been accepted to University of Georgia! But the last weeks of High School are a roller coaster and almost anything can happen.
Leah on the Offbeat is the terrific sequel to Simon VS The Homo Sapiens Agenda which became the movie, Love, Simon. Personally, I think this book is even better than the first! However, you do need to read the other one first because there is no background explanation as to who each of the characters are; you have to remember who they are from the first book.
A brilliant conclusion to a fabulously inclusive, deeply realistic series!
(Or is it the conclusion? This book is listed as Creekwood #2 online. Maybe we’ll meet them all in college?)
Tags: LGBTQ, realistic ficiton