The Upside of UnRequited

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Author: Becky Albertalli

Synopsis: The Upside of Un Requited is about a young girl named Molly, her twin sister, some of her friends and their life as 17 year olds. Molly is the main character, she’s never been kissed before, she’s starting her first job, and she has a lot of anxiety. She also has a lot of crushes, but she won’t ever “man up” and talk to the boys she has crushes on because she doesn’t know how to and she’s scared . The book is all about growing up and understanding that things won’t always be the same and its how you deal with when that happens to find out who you really are.

Review: This book had everything a high school/middle schooler should probably read. It did a really good job showing what life is like when you’re Molly’s age. Molly reminded me a lot of me and honestly, my anxiety for her was high throughout because I could just picture and remember how that was for me when I was her age. But I really liked Molly, she finally found the courage to think about who she was and who she wanted to be. The books also had diverse characters who had a lot of “lines” in the book which I liked. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who has a young teenager. I think it would be good for them to know they aren’t alone in the world– with their crushes, parents, and friends.

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