Leah on the Off Beat by Becky Albertalli

Leah on the Off Beat (Creekwood #2)

  • Author: Becky Albertalli
  • Published: April 24th, 2018
  • Publisher: Harper Collins / Balzer + Bray
  • Ratings: 3/5

Leah on the offf beat

Simon vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda, Book #1 Creekwood

Book synopsis

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 mom, and 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.

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.

My thoughts

I have to say that I liked this book but I didn’t love it as much as I love Simon vs The Homo sapiens Agenda.  This book is full of diversity, fun and amazing characters.  My favorite part of the book was every time there was a Simon and Bram’s scene definitely want to see more on those two.  Leah, well I didn’t hate her but I feel like this story lack some insight on her behavior, to me she seem kind of angry most of the time.  I would have like to see more pages on Leah and her crush and I feel that everything happened so fast at the end that there was no time to really enjoy that moment when two people start feeling some type of way for one another.

Overall, this was an enjoyable read full of amazing diverse characters.

three stars

 

 

 

 

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