Today I recommend: Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli.

Leah Burke is an anomaly in her friend group: the only child of a young, single mom; 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. When her rock-solid friend group starts to fracture in unexpected ways, it’s hard for Leah to strike the right note. And with prom and college on the horizon, tensions are running high. If only real life was as rhythmic as her drumming…

This is the sequel to Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, and I started reading this immediately after I finished that book. I liked it but I liked Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda more. I recommend this to anyone who has read the first book and to anyone who enjoys stories about dealing with changing friendships.

~Gwen, Teen Blogger

This book can be found in the Young Adult Fiction section at YA ALBERTALLI.

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