Leah Burkegirl-band drummer, master of deadpan, and Simon Spiers best friend from the award-winning Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agendatakes center stage in this novel of first love and senior-year angst.When it comes to drumming, Leah Burke is usually on beatbut real life isnt always so rhythmic. An anomaly in her friend group, shes the only child of a young, single mom, and her life is decidedly less privileged. She loves to draw but is too self-conscious to show it. And even though her mom knows shes bisexual, she hasnt mustered the courage to tell her friendsnot even her openly gay BFF, Simon.So Leah really doesnt know what to do when her rock-solid friend group starts to fracture in unexpected ways. With prom and college on the horizon, tensions are running high. Its hard for Leah to strike the right note while the people she loves are fightingespecially when she realizes she might love one of them more than she ever intended....
|Title||:||Leah on the Offbeat (Creekwood #2)|
|Number of Pages||:||343 pages|
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Leah on the Offbeat (Creekwood #2) Reviews
inspired by my similar review of Simon Vs, here we go: a list of every iconic moment of this book
🌸 "I'VE BEEN KNOWN TO DO THAT WHEN IT COMES TO ABBY" IN LIKE THE SECOND FUCKING CHAPTER
🌺 Simon and Leah inventing bro culture
🌸 the fact that Nick and Simon’s college tour list is literally mine subtracting like three women’s colleges? I can’t believe I’m Simon
🌺 Taylor disparaging the tech crew and Nora looking as if she wants to silently implode is my mood
🌸 “Joseph is the bomb.”
“Don’t say the bomb ...more
so here's some things you should know about me before i get into this:
- i'm bi, and was scared to come out to friends irl for so long, even though the ones i would've told are LGBTQ
- i'm. well. not on the skinny side of the weight spectrum
- i am pretty bad at dealing with emotions and can sometimes come across too blunt
- i doubt my own talents and abilities
- unrelated, but i'm writing this while very tired
so you can probably see why this book made me feel so SEEN. i thought simon vs made me feel ...more
so I am very,,,conflicted? I mean, I just want to say that I was on my period when I read Simon Vs. & I was on my period while reading Leah and it was just a weird sync. & i honestly think the reason I was so gushy and in love with the dynamics between the characters was likely due to this fact!! but onto the review (which is basically just my ramblings)
spoilers below regarding character relationships. read the synopsis before you read my review !
so basically, this was a two star book ...more
Edit: i’m changing my rating to 3 stars bc i cannot get a certain scene out of my head and i’m just getting progressively more upset about it. anyway, i’ll link my full review when it’s up on youtube <3
4? 4.5? I DON’t KNOW BUT I CANNOT STOP WALKING AROUND MY ROOM YELLING MY NEIGHBORS MUST THINK IM DYING (not technically a lie bc i kind of am) anywAY AHHH AHH AHHHH GOTTA GO PROCESS MYSELF
✨ My mini review for this book can be found here ✨
Not to be overdramatic, but … I FOUND THE NEW “Okay? Okay.” OF YA CONTEMPORARIES, GUYS.
“You keep running away.”
“You keep finding me.”
All I hear in my head when I see Leah on the Offbeat is girls like girls like boys do, nothing new. (If you catch the reference, ily.)
Also, it’s confirmed that there will be more Simon & B(view spoiler)[ram (hide spoiler)] in this book (!!!), can I get a hELL YEAH.
I'm the worst kind of Slytherin. I'm the kind who's so stupidly in love with a Gryffindor, she can't even function.
Leah. What can I say? At times I love her, other times I don't get her. I'm glad she got her own novel, though. There was a lot going on in Leah's head that we did not see in Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda. And of course, with this book, we're invited to revisit all these amazing characters from the previous Creekwood book. And this is the point where my criticism sets in.
The fir ...more
Okay, so. I didn't hate it. It was a solid YA contemporary - I enjoyed it, I laughed, I found some parts really cheesy, but it's to be expected. The part that's really crushing is that this is the sequel to one of my favorite books of ALL time. Like, I want to be buried with Simon vs. Okay, maybe not, because it'd damage the book, but you know what I mean. There's this feeling you get while reading Simon that you can't really find anywhere else. And Leah completely proves that.
So let me like re ...more
JUST FREAKING WONDERFUL SJHBFKSJDHFBKSDHJF
I will talk more about it once it hits shelves!