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The Upside of Unrequited

Title

The Upside of Unrequited

Publisher

Balzar and Bray

Publication Year

2017

ISBN

9780062348708

Pages

336 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Seventeen-year-old Molly Peskin-Suso knows all about unrequited love. No matter how many times her twin sister, Cassie, tells her to woman up, Molly can't stomach the idea of rejection. So she's careful. Fat girls always have to be careful. Then a cute new girl enters Cassie's orbit, and for the first time ever, Molly's cynical twin is a lovesick mess. Meanwhile, Molly's totally not dying of loneliness -- except for the part where she is. Luckily, Cassie's new girlfriend comes with a cute hipster-boy sidekick. If Molly can win him over, she'll get her first kiss and she'll get her twin back. There's only one problem: Molly's coworker, Reid. He's a chubby Tolkien superfan with a season pass to the Ren Faire, and there's absolutely no way Molly could fall for him. Right?

Grade Level

9-12

Topic

Family Relationships; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Surrogacy; Homosexuality; Bisexuality; sperm donor babies; lesbian teenagers; bisexual teenager; gay teenagers; same sex relationships; same sex marriage; two mothers

Main Character

girls

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

two mothers

LGBTQ+

female/female

Awards

Cybils Awards, 2017, Nominee, Young Adult Fiction
Goodreads Choice Award, 2017, Nominee, Young Adult Fiction
Silver Inky, 2018, Long List

Keywords

love; romance; crushes; relationships; anxiety; parties; friendship; twin sisters

Diversity Impact

direct

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