Book Review: The Upside of Unrequited

The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli

Book Rating: 3.5/5

 I had a lot of expectations for The Upside of Unrequited. After reading Becky Albertalli’s other book, Simon vs. the homosapiens agenda, I thought this had to be just as good. And it was really good, I mean, I liked it. I just thought more was going to happen in it.

 Now, don’t get me wrong. The book is entertaining. I actually identified a lot with Molly, the main character. How she’s all anxious and overthinks everything and is super self-conscious. Molly was a reflection of a lot of my insecurities, and I loved that about the book. The character development is awesome. I really enjoyed watching Molly grow in so many different ways. Her character was very well written, as were many of the others.

 But plot-wise, nothing much happened. And maybe that’s what Becky Albertalli wanted for this book. Nothing fantastic or super unbelievable. Really, The Upside of Unrequited is basically the story of an every-day-kinda-girl. Her life is not much exciting, her issues are nothing from the other world, the whole story is very human. And I think I liked that about the book. I could see the things that happened in the book happening to me. It was very relatable. And in that aspect, I think the book was awesome.


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