• Author: Becky Albertalli
  • Publication: April 11, 2017
  • Source: Advance Readers’ Edition
  • Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥

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.

There’s only one problem: Molly’s coworker Reid. He’s an awkward Tolkien superfan with a season pass to the Ren Faire, and there’s absolutely no way Molly could fall for him. Right?


I received an advance reader’s copy but this does not affect or influence my review.

I totally forgot that I received an ARC for this book and after reading Simon Vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda, I am finally ready to read this one. I didn’t know what this book is about but I am pretty sure that the book title itself is telling me what I am about to read but it just didn’t tell me that I’m going to love it immediately on the first chapter.

This book is about Molly who never had a boyfriend and always crushing on people who she believes never liked her back. She is pretty and it was described that she is fat. She has friends and she is creative, and she’s got two mothers as parents. Her twin, Cassie is the opposite of her, she easily hooked up with girls and get there number compared to Molly who is usually tongue tied whenever facing her crush. This is such an enjoyable book, and I think the best of Albertalli so far. I was never bored for a single moment of this book. I love everything about it, every realization of Molly is something I am sure that each of us has thought about and experienced. This is such a great book that would help you realize your worth and how it is dealing with insecurities, self doubt, and romance while not losing yourself and your friends or family.


5 thoughts on “ARC Review: THE UPSIDE OF UNREQUITED

  1. lovelene says:

    Hi! you dont need to be blogging for a long time to get e-ARCs. Just visit netgalley and edelweiss. For the physical ARCs and free books I actually got them from some publishers/authors, I personally contacted them and promoted my blog (this is the part where they consider your blogging history,i think) I hope that helps 🙂

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  2. lovelene says:

    I searched the websites of the publishers to find for the email addresses and sent my “application” (if thats what you call it haha) others never really replied, some of them did, some of them declined, some referred me to the right people to contact to. Just try it, it took them months to reply but still 🙂

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