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Publisher's Summary

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli, read by star of Stranger Things, Shannon Purser.

When it comes to drumming, Leah Burke is usually on beat - but real life isn't always so rhythmic. An anomaly in her friend group, she's the only child of a young, single mum, and her life is decidedly less privileged. And even though her mom knows she's bisexual, she hasn't mustered the courage to tell her friends - not even her openly gay BFF, Simon. 

With some messy dynamics emerging in this once tight-knit group of friends, senior year suddenly gets even more complicated for Leah, as she realises she's falling not for the guy who's taking her to prom, but for the girl who's dating her best friend.

©2018 Becky Albertalli (P)2018 Penguin Books Ltd

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A bit off the beat.

If your a fan of the love Simon movie/ book I wouldn’t recommend this book. The writing is on point, storytelling is a bit weak and drawn out. Gives me the same feeling as 13 reasons why season 2, telling a story where it should have been finished earlier.

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  • Conner N
  • 03-06-2018

Good book, bad followup.

I think I would have. Liked the book a whole lot more if I wasn't such a fan of Simon VS The homosapien agenda as it sheds a strange light on the characters that leaves a bitter taste in my mouth.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 18-05-2018

eeeeeeeeek

It was so cute and heartwarming and honest and I love it so much I just want to read it again.

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  • Katy
  • 20-06-2018

I am basically Leah

Cheesy as fuck but I am practically Leah and I wish I had this book in secondary school or sixth form or even Uni, I might have taken those chances to confess to those girls I liked, I might have been more open earlier than I was. Beautiful book, beautiful story. Love the nerdyness of Leah (as a fellow anime/Harry Potter nerd) I loved her character in Simon vs and am glad Albertalli expanded on her character in this (Simon is so dense that it was probably needed ahaha) Love this book!

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  • Ellie
  • 26-05-2018

Sooooooooooo good!!

If you liked Love Simon (Simon Vs The Homosapien's Agenda) then you'll love this. It follows Leah through the last few months of senior year, and there's still lots of Simon and Bram. I was gutted when I finished it :(

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  • Simon Miles
  • 21-08-2018

Very Good

loved it! such a good modern-day story! I would recommend this book to relax and imagine the story in your head.

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  • Miss L E Turvey
  • 06-08-2018

Great

Really great! Nice follow up to Simon. Works being from Leah’s perspective. A very quick listen! Hope there’s another instalment coming.

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  • Sophie
  • 15-07-2018

Brilliant.

I absolutely loved this book, and devoured it in a day. I love Leah’s whole attitude and edgy-ness towards everything and pretty much to everyone! This book is super cute and also has its laugh out loud moments.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 17-06-2018

SO much positive response!!

ohmyGOD i adore this book!! albertalli could never disappoint me, and this book proves that. i'd definitely recommend it

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  • Faye Mansfield
  • 10-09-2020

worth a listen

Easy listening, the story is typical teen-drama, hence the genre. It's basically everyone's dream coming out story

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