It’s book review time! Whoop whoop! This week it is the turn of a book that I have been wanting to read pretty much ever since I first heard about it, and that book is The Upside Of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli. Let’s do this.
I think this may be the best contemporary that I have read so far this year. It was so good. I can see why so many people love this book. It is sweet and funny and so relatable. I loved every second of this book and I honestly whizzed through it, I just didn’t want to put it down. And it was good that I would read like 100 pages but only feel like I had been reading for about 5 mins. It really kept my interested and had me hooked.
The storyline in this book was so relatable, and I think that is why so many people love this book. They can see themselves in it. I know I did. The whole story felt very real and that really helped draw you into the story. It had the highs and lows of everyday life and showed those moments when you just snap for no reason, when everything just becomes a bit too much for you. But it also showed that bond between sisters and the joys of first love. And it did it all with humour. I swear, I read most of this on train journeys and had to try so hard not to laugh out loud at this book. All of this together just painted a very real picture of life and made the story so relatable and gripping. It made me really root for this story.
This is the same reason why I love the characters. They feel so real. They are so well rounded and three dimensional that you know them. You understand them. You know the way that they think and why they make the decisions that they do. You completely understand them. I loved Molly as a main character. She just embodies us all. She is sweet and caring and loving but she is also self-conscious and unsure and has anxiety. She holds elements of all of us. And that makes her such a brilliant POV because she feels so very human and relatable.
Overall I absolutely adored this book. I don’t think that there was anything I didn’t like. It was sweet and funny, but also diverse and relatable and just all round, a brilliant read. this is the only book by Albertalli that I have read, but I will 100% be picking up her other book now. I loved this so much. Everyone needs to read it.
5 out of 5
And there we have it. I cannot explain to you how much I loved this book. It was just so damn good. Have you read this one yet? What did you think about it? I hope that you have enjoyed today’s post and I will see you all again very soon.