Book Review: The Upside of Unrequited

by - Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Author: Becky Albertalli
Young Adult
Form: Paperback

Book Description: The Upside of Unrequited

The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli

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.


Book Review ~ The Upside of Unrequited

This book is my favorite right now. Oh my. It is just so incredibly cute and heart-warming. heart emoji.  - Ara @ My Book and My Coffee

The book is about Molly Peskin-Suso's seventeen-year-old life which includes feelings and actually, lots of it. It explores a seventeen-year-old's take on feeling something special for a boy or boys but could not say anything about it because of several things to consider. Or maybe it is just not the time. 

What does a teen know about unrequited love? I guess, a lot. Just from the title of this book, I got really interested already. I mean, what is the upside of unrequited? I would like to know what this book will make me realize! 

Young love. It is meant to be enjoyed... And also learned from. (One of the things I've learned in life and what this book is reminding us all.)

The Upside of Unrequited is definitely well-written. It explored a lot of openness, which is refreshing. I really liked everything about it. 

My favorite character is Reid. He's dedicated and one of a kind. I definitely will date a 'Reid' in real life if someone like that exists! 😇

My favorite scenario is Chapter 23. I know it's a whole chapter but you'll know what I mean when you do read this book. And I highly recommend that you do! 

So, back to my question above: What is the upside of unrequited based in this book? Well, this is my take on it. Based on what I've read, the upside of it is that you get to actually treasure when it is not unrequited anymore. You get to really enjoy and appreciate the situation when love is not unrequited anymore. 

Thanks for reading! Have you read this book yet? What did you think about it? Feel free to comment below or send a tweet!

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