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What If It's Us by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera

Published April 22, 2022

What If It's Us by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera

A really sweet young adult rom-com read, featuring two boys that meet in the New York and have a rollercoaster of a summer together. I liked that we dipped back and forth between the two characters - and having each author write the different point of view meant the characters really felt real, approaching life in their own unique way. I also thought the subplots about how complicated it is navigating friends-to-lovers-to-friends-again relationships can be. Super easy to read and adorable, I definitely want to pick up the sequel to see what’s next for Ben and Arthur.

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Published December 19, 2019

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

I read this after seeing the film, which was a really good one. The movie is pretty close to the source material, with just a few tweaks here and there, but the main thing I took from it was that Simon, as a complex teenage character, doesn’t quite generate as much sympathy on the page as he did on screen.