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  • Published: 30 April 2018
  • ISBN: 9780241331057
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 368
  • RRP: $17.99

Leah on the Offbeat




'The love child of John Green and Rainbow Rowell' - Teen Vogue

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 mum, and her life is decidedly less privileged. 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.

With some messy dynamics emerging in this once tight-knit group of friends, senior year suddenly gets even more complicated for Leah, as she realises she's falling not for the guy who's taking her to prom, but for the girl who's dating her best friend.

  • Published: 30 April 2018
  • ISBN: 9780241331057
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 368
  • RRP: $17.99

About the author

Becky Albertalli

Becky Albertalli is a clinical psychologist who has had the privilege of conducting therapy with dozens of smart, weird, irresistible teenagers. She also served for seven years as co-leader of a support group for gender nonconforming children in Washington, DC. She now lives with her family in Atlanta. Simon vs. the Homo SapiensAgenda is her first novel.

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Praise for Leah on the Offbeat

The love child of John Green and Rainbow Rowell

Teen Vogue

I love you, Simon. I love you! And I love this fresh, funny, live-out-loud book

Jennifer Niven, New York Times bestselling author of All the Bright Places

A remarkable gift of a novel

Andrew Smith, author of Grasshopper Jungle

Both hilarious and heartbreaking . . . Readers will fall madly in love with Simon

Publishers Weekly (starred review)

A brilliant beacon of optimism and cuteness for LGBTQA+ youth in a genre often bogged down with tragedy and heartbreak. Books like Simon do change people's lives

Waterstones Darlington Bookseller

A wonderfully charismatic story about coming-of-age and coming out

Bookseller

Funny, moving and emotionally wise

Kirkus Reviews (starred)

It made me laugh, cry and all the fifty shades of emotions I can think of right now. There is literally no adjectives that would be suffice to describe how brilliant this book is

Goodreads (5 star review)

I think I just felt my heart explode in my chest

Goodreads (5 star review)

One of the most electric, authentic characters I've ever read. . . I Love this book. Love it. Five freaking stars

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