Waiting on Wednesday: The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly series hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases we’re eagerly awaiting.  This week I’m choosing The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli because I will read anything Becky Albertalli writes!  I sincerely hope that The Upside of Unrequited can capture even half of the magic of Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda because it would be an immediate favorite.  The cover for this book was just recently released and I love the colors.  It perfectly compliments the Simon cover so I’m envisioning many bookstagram photos of the pair of them<3

The Upside of Unrequited

“I don’t entirely understand how anyone gets a boyfriend. Or a girlfriend. It just seems like the most impossible odds. You have to have a crush on the exact right person at the exact right moment. And they have to like you back.”

What does a sixteen-year-old girl have to do to kiss a boy? Molly Peskin-Suso wishes she knew. She’s crushed on twenty-six guys…but has kissed exactly none. Her twin sister Cassie’s advice to “just go for it” and “take a risk” isn’t that helpful. It’s easy for her to say: she’s had flings with lots of girls. She’s fearless and effortlessly svelte, while Molly is introverted and what their grandma calls zaftig.

Then Cassie meets Mina, and for the first time ever, Cassie is falling in love. While Molly is happy for her twin, she can’t help but feel lonelier than ever. But Cassie and Mina are determined to end Molly’s string of unrequited crushes once and for all. They decide to set her up with Mina’s friend Will, who is ridiculously good-looking, flirty, and seems to be into Molly. Perfect, right? But as Molly spends more time with Reid, her cute, nerdy co-worker, her feelings get all kinds of complicated. Now she has to decide whether to follow everyone’s advice…or follow her own heart. (via Goodreads)

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7 Responses to “Waiting on Wednesday: The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli”

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  2. Cassie says:

    This one sounds less intriguing to me than Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda but I love the cover!

  3. Aditi says:


    I haven’t read Simon Vs yet, but I’ve been DYING TO, and this new book sounds absolutely gorgeous as well! EEK!

    Lovely post!

  4. That sounds so good! I’m off to add that to my TBR on Goodreads. Great pick!
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  5. Alexa S. says:

    Honestly, this cover is so cute! And I’m down for a story about unrequited love ;)

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