Leah on the Offbeat

Leah on the Offbeat

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When it comes to drumming, Leah Burke is usually on beat - but real life isn't always so rhythmic. She's an anomaly in her friend group: the only child of a young, single mum and her life is decidedly less privileged. She loves to draw but is too self-conscious to show it. And even though her mum knows she's bisexual, she hasn't mustered the courage to tell her friends, not even her openly gay BFF, Simon. So Leah really doesn't know what to do when her rock-solid friend group starts to fracture in unexpected ways. With prom and college on the horizon, tensions are running high. It's hard for Leah to strike the right note while the people she loves are fighting, especially when she realizes she might love one of them more than she ever intended.
Publisher: London : 2018. Penguin Books,
ISBN: 9780241331057
Branch Call Number: YF ALBE

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LoganLib_Kirra Jun 01, 2018

Leah, Simon and the whole gang are back and about to graduate, go off to college and attend prom - plenty of daunting and exciting experiences all at the same time. The actual storyline wasn’t too complex as it mostly revolved around the character’s relationships but it was still a fantastic book... Read More »


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ArapahoeJennieB Jul 18, 2018

Leah has the ability to rub both readers and the characters in the book the wrong way, because she is a teenage girl, with a mind of her own. Leah has opinions, sometimes not very popular ones, or ones that might offend people, so that's what I think some readers find difficult about her character. I however; think it shows Leah's humanity and her fallibility . She's very aware that she sometimes rubs people the wrong way, and as Abby says, she can be "terrifying" sometimes. I delighted in this story, and its oh so realistic teenagers.

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njwillso
Jul 15, 2018

This story follows Leah (from Love Simon) as she struggles to deal with friends, family, and relationships, all the while trying to understand herself and her own sexuality. Although I didn’t connect with any of the characters (however, I did like sweet & awkward Garret) I love how the book offers young boys and girls a safe place, in letting them know they’re not alone. Be comfortable in your own skin, and embrace who you are. Surround yourself with good people who love and support you, leave behind those who don’t. Take chances, and regret nothing.

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Vista05
Jul 03, 2018

I liked this book and finished it pretty quickly. I didn't like it as much as Simon vs the Homosapiens Agenda but I still liked it. I would recommend it to most people.

ArapahoeTiegan Jun 28, 2018

Overall, I did not find this book to be as strong as Simon or Love Unrequited. Which was fairly disappointing as Leah is a pretty strong character. There were a couple of half-formed plot points that I would have preferred to have explored over the forced love interest that was chosen to drive this story.

LoganLib_Kirra Jun 01, 2018

Leah, Simon and the whole gang are back and about to graduate, go off to college and attend prom - plenty of daunting and exciting experiences all at the same time. The actual storyline wasn’t too complex as it mostly revolved around the character’s relationships but it was still a fantastic book as the relationships were really the driving force behind the book at a turning point of their teenage lives. I smiled so much throughout this book and really laughed out loud at all the hilarity and truly embarrassing teen moments that make you want to hide in a blanket fort. Becky Albertalli brings it back better than ever with another book that gets it all right.

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JacquelynBibb
May 31, 2018

Never before have I experienced the joy of reading such a well worded story about the beauty of a romantic relationship between girls. It absolutely magnified me to this book; for not only does this book contribute well to the Simonverse, it also builds suspense about the conclusion. But be warned: This book definitely causes confusion because the characters' expressions are so welled discribed, yet their true feelings aren't revealed completely that you feel just as agitated as Leah.

But only an amazing author like Becky Albertalli can accomplish this. I can't wait until her next book, combined with Adam Silvera. -What If It's us

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