- 1. Why did you choose this book?
I chose this book because I was bored this summer in Massachusetts and also I realy like the author, Becky Albertalli who wrote Leah on the offbeat and Simon and the Homo Sapiens agenda. Also, it had a really cool cover!
- 2. Explain the plot of the book, or if it is a non-fiction book, what topics are covered.
The Upside of the Unrequited is about a girl named Molly Peskin-Suso, (yes she is related to Abby Suso from Love, Simon) Abby has had a ridiculous number of crushes but has never had the courage to act on them, her sister on the other hand who is gay like her moms has had a ridiculous number of girlfriends; One night while out with her sister’s friends at a concert she meets a girl who her sister enviably starts dating, Molly is introduced to the girlfriend’s friends and als inevitably she starts crushing on one of them, Will. Also inevitably this goes nowhere and she is sad until she meets Reed…… DUN DUN DUNNNNNN!!! Reed is the son of the couple that runs the baby supply store that Molly works at. Reed is a straight nerd who is in love with Tolkien and chocolate eggs. Molly develops another crush which gets interrupted by Gay Marriage’s legalization and her planning and obsessive Pintresting for her Moms wedding. After the wedding, she and Reed resume their cuteness and eventually get together. YAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYY!!!!
- 3. Describe one of the characters in the book. Would you want to meet this character? Why or why not?
I would like to meet Molly’s sister Vassie because she seems like a really cool and fun person to be around. Also, one that would also really care about you and your feelings.
- 4. What is your opinion of the book? Would you recommend it? Why or why not?
I would definitely recommend this book, it is the perfect teen romance novel and in my expert opinion, Becky Albertalli is the next John Green.
- 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?
This book is part of what I like to call the Simonverse this is a universe that contains: The movie Love, Simon, This book, Leah on the Offbeat and Simon and the Homo Sapiens Agenda.
- 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?
I don’t really think there is a clear message to this story, it is up for reader interpretation. I think this is because this book is kind of one big tangent!