Monday, February 26, 2018

Review: The Upside of Unrequited

Author: Becky Albertalli
Started reading: January 30th 2018
Finished the book: February 19th 2018
Pages: 336
Genres: YA, Contemporary, LGBT
Published: April 11th 2017
Source: Won the book
Goodreads score: 4.03
My score:
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 and 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.

My thoughts
If you want to read a nice YA/Contemporary that is light and just fun to read, this is the book to pick! I rushed through and I just ENJOYED. It's such a cute, feelgood book that leaves you with a smile.

  • GOT, LOTR, HP: I LOVE the references in this book. Game of Thrones, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, it's all there! I'm such a big fangirl and I can immediately feel a connection with a character if they're a fan of the same things that I am. I love when authors know a lot of the books and TV Shows/Movies that I also enjoyed.
  • Text messages and emoticons: I'm a person that uses text messages and emoticons a lot. I love reading books that contain emails or text messages, because I can relate. Molly talks in emoticons a lot and that's so much fun, because you recognize the emoticon and feel yet another bond with a character!
  • Feel good book: Like I said; This is just a book to lay back, relax and enjoy the ride. The book left me with a satisfactional feeling and a big happy smile on my face.
  • Characters: I love the different characters in this book and how strong they are. The characters are really thought through and have a lot of personality even in the way they talk. I felt a good connection with a lot of the characters. That's the main reason I enjoyed the book a lot.
  • Not mind blowing: This book isn't mind blowing. It doesn't stir up big emotions and it doesn't have big plot twists as well. That's why I gave it 4 stars and not 5.
A great book for the YA/Contemporary fans out there. It's actually 336 pages but doesn't feel like that at all. You rush through and can just enjoy the well shaped characters and nice story line. Definitely worth laying back and making you forget the world around you.

Other opinions on this book
"Heart-fluttering, honest and hilarious. I can't stop hugging this book."
- Stephanie Perkins, NYT Bestselling Author

"I have such a crush on this book! Not only is this one a must read, but it's a must re-read."
- Julie Murphy, NYT Bestselling Author

Memorable quotes from this book
"Nope." Abby grins. "This is confidential."
"My ass is confidential."
"Let's hope so."

"Because that's the thing about change. It's so painfully normal. It's the most basic of all tragedies."

Thanks for reading!
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