Leah on the Offbeat
Becky Albertalli returns to the world of her acclaimed first novel, Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, (2015) in this warm and humorous story of Leah Burke’s struggles with changing friendships, first love and senior-year angst. As the only child of a single, young mother, she’s never quite fit in with her more privileged friends. Even though her mom knows she’s bisexual, Leah has never had the courage to tell the truth to her friends, including her openly gay best friend Simon. When her once solid group begins to fall apart, Leah doesn’t know what to do. Tensions are running high and while the people she cares most about are fighting, Leah realizes that she just might be in love with one of them!