Leah on the Offbeat

Leah on the Offbeat

Children's, New & Recommended, Teenage & Young Adult
Paperback Published on: 03/05/2018
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Leah on the Offbeat
Albertalli doesn't miss a beat!
As much as I loved 'Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda', I was apprehensive about this book. Leah was one of my least favourite characters, and so I was uns... READ MORE
Leah on the Offbeat
A firm new favourite...
I loved 'Simon Vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda', and this brilliant sequel didn't disappoint. 'Leah...' is funny and heart wrenching, adding to the growing dear... READ MORE
Christina Worrall
Leah on the Offbeat
Sweet but a little bit sour
I expected to love this book a lot (and i'm certainly glad I got to read it) but it didn't deliver on all of its potential. The main problems are the lack... READ MORE
Kathrin Shawcross


Following on from Becky Albertalli’s smash-hit Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, Leah on the Offbeat charts the dramas of Simon’s BFF Leah as she grapples with changing friendships, first love, and senior year angst. When it comes to drumming, Leah Burke is usually on beat - but real life isn't always so rhythmic. An anomaly in her friend group, she's the only child of a young, single mum, and her life is decidedly less privileged. And even though her mom knows she's bisexual, she hasn't mustered the courage to tell her friends - not even her openly gay BFF, Simon. So Leah really doesn't know what to do when her rock-solid friend group starts to fracture in unexpected ways… Becky Albertalli scored a slam-dunk hit with her YA debut Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, a novel that reaped praise toward its refreshingly positive and nuanced take on gay relationships. Its film adaptation Love, Simon basked in similar glory, securing Albertalli’s reputation as a key new voice in young people’s fiction.

  • Publisher: Penguin Random House Children's UK
  • ISBN: 9780241331057
  • Number of pages: 368
  • Weight: 249g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 23 mm

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Leah on the Offbeat
Cute, enjoyable, another new favourite
Okay, confession time, Leah was never my favourite character in Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda, but now having read this I feel like I finally understand... READ MORE
Leah on the Offbeat
I recently read 'Simon vs the Homosapien' adventure and I LOVED it! I felt as though we didn't learn much about Leah as a character as opposed to a handful... READ MORE
Leah on the Offbeat
I read "Love, Simon" and instantly fell in love with the characters and the honesty of Becky Albertalli's writing style and the portrayal of dealing with c... READ MORE
Isobel Elburn
Leah on the Offbeat
Great read, cant recommend enough
Danni Harnett
Leah on the Offbeat
The best ending to the series
'For the readers who knew something was up, even when I didn't' JK Rowling take note: if you're going to respond to fan theories, this is how you do it. Th... READ MORE
Alexandria Hurst
Leah on the Offbeat
Never have I related to a protagonist more
ALL THE STARS for this book. ALL OF THEM. I'm instantly adding it to my favourites list. Leah on the Offbeat reads like Becky Albertalli spied on me and my... READ MORE
Sally Berrow
Leah on the Offbeat
Not Everything I Hoped It'd Be
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR Love, Simon and Leah on the Offbeat. I expected the WORLD from this book. I LOVED the previous Becky Albertalli books I... READ MORE
Aditi Nichani
Leah on the Offbeat
Leah on the off beat
Personally this book was a bit of a let down I couldn't wait to pick it up but once I finished it i wasnt thrilled the suspence and build up was great but ... READ MORE
Daisy Burns
Leah on the Offbeat
move over, simon; it's leah's turn now
We return to the Simonverse yet again but this time from the perspective of Simon's best friend, Leah. Where Simon had siblings, a stable home life and mon... READ MORE
K Chilvers