- 1. Why did you choose this book?
I chose Leah on the Offbeat because I was looking for a certain book called Hyperbole and a Half at Folio Books for Farm School, anyway after I found that book I decided to buy some other books. When I was searching through the shelves, I found a book that had an interesting cover, turquoise with a girl in a yellow dress. After I bought it I realized it was the prequel to one of my favorites, Simon and the Homosapiens Agenda. As soon as I found out that fact, then it was off to the races!
- 2. Explain the plot of the book, or if it is a non-fiction book, what topics are covered.
This book is about Simon’s best friend Leah, she is a girl who likes to drum and joke with her friends, drink coke at waffle house – the regular life of a teenager in her small town of Georgia. There’s just one problem, no one not even her GBF Simon knows that she is Bi-Sexual. She has a crush on too many people to count including Simon. Tensions rise to an all-time high when the group’s premier couple: Abby Suso and Nick Eisner start to fight about going to college and long distance relationships, This really polarizes the friend group. Abby wants Leah to go on a college scouting trip with her, this is terrifying for Leah because Abby is one of the people she has a huge crush on. When they go on the trip Abby ends up randomly kissing her which leaves both of them very confused. They don’t really talk until prom when Nick, who Abby dumped starts dancing with another girl, making Abby uncomfortable. Leah’s date is this guy Garrett who really likes her but she ditches him to go find Abby who has run off. Leah finds her and they talk about the whole situation, and in a spur of the moment decision, Abby kisses Leah for real, and comes out as Bi, STORYBOOK ENDING YAAAAAAAAAAYYYY!!!!!
- 3. Describe one of the characters in the book. Would you want to meet this character? Why or why not?
I would want to meet Bram, Simons boyfriend because he seems like a very caring and kind person who could help people when they are sad and just be a very good friend.
- 4. What is your opinion of the book? Would you recommend it? Why or why not?
This is an amazing prequel, it compliments it’s predecessors very nicely with its emotion and depth. This book should be made into a movie like Love Simon is and also be expanded with a fourth book.
- 5. Explain how this book is similar to another book, film, story, or article that you have read or seen. What connections or comparisons can you make?
Well, there are two other books in this series: The Upside of the Unrequited and Simon and the Homosapiens Agenda which both fall inside the Simonverse, the move for SATHSA is called Love Simon and those are my comparisons.
- 6. What do you think the main idea or theme of this story is? What is the author trying to tell you about life or our world with this book?
The main Idea of this story is to respect everyone, there are times in this story where people are not really nice to each other. The book is trying to teach tolerance.