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  • Published: 18 April 2017
  • ISBN: 9780141356112
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 368
  • RRP: $22.99

The Upside of Unrequited

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

Seventeen-year-old Molly Peskin-Suso knows all about unrequited love-she's lived through it twenty-six times. She crushes hard and crushes often, but always in secret. Because no matter how many times her twin sister, Cassie, tells her to woman up, Molly can't stomach the idea of rejection. So she's careful. Fat girls always have to be careful.

Then a cute new girl enters Cassie's orbit, and for the first time ever, Molly's cynical twin is a lovesick mess. Meanwhile, Molly's totally not dying of loneliness-except for the part where she is.
Luckily, Cassie's new girlfriend comes with a cute hipster-boy sidekick. Will is funny, flirtatious, and just might be perfect crush material. Maybe more than crush material. And if Molly can win him over, she'll get her first kiss and she'll get her twin back.

There's only one problem: Molly's coworker, Reid. He's an awkward Tolkien superfan, and there's absolutely no way Molly could fall for him. Right?

  • Published: 18 April 2017
  • ISBN: 9780141356112
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 368
  • RRP: $22.99

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 Sapiens Agenda is her first novel.

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Praise for The Upside of Unrequited

Praise for


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

Hilarious and heartbreaking . . . Readers will fall madly in love with Simon

Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Books like SIMON do change people's lives

Waterstones Darlington Bookseller

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


Funny, moving and emotionally wise

Kirkus Reviews (starred)

I think I just felt my heart explode in my chest

Goodreads (5 stars)

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

Goodreads (5 Stars)

Steal this from your teen

'O' Magazine (Oprah Winfrey)

Touching and passionate


I have such a crush on this book! Not only is this one a must read, but it's a must-reread.

Julie Murphy, New York Times bestselling author of DUMPLIN'

Heart-fluttering, honest, and hilarious. I can't stop hugging this book.

Stephanie Perkins, New York Times bestselling author of Anna and the French Kiss