Wednesday, 12 April 2017

The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli

I received an advance copy of this book for free. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.
The Upside of Unrequited
Blurb (from Goodreads):
Seventeen-year-old Molly Peskin-Suso knows all about unrequited love. 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. 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 a chubby Tolkien superfan with a season pass to the Ren Faire, and there's absolutely no way Molly could fall for him.


The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli

My rating: 3.25 of 5 stars

The Upside of Unrequited “I met your dream girl,”

This was a YA contemporary romance story featuring twin sisters who were very different.

Molly was an okay character, and I liked the way she was always looking out for her sister Cassie. I did feel sorry for her when people kept telling her she was fat though, especially when one boy told her that she was ‘f**king gorgeous for a big girl’.

The storyline in this was about the romance, we had Cassie falling for a girl called Mina, and Molly falling for a guy called Reid, and we also had Cassie and Molly’s moms getting married. There was quite a bit of sex talk in this book though which I wasn’t really expecting, talk about orgasms and bikini waxes and hooking up, but I did like the slow build-up to the romance, and the story felt realistic. It did take a while for this book to get going though, and I felt quite ambivalent for the first half of the book.

The ending to this was pretty good, and I was pleased with the way things played out.

6.5 out of 10

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