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Episode 23: Leah on the Offbeat (New Reads November)

By Alli Hoff Kosik

Leah on the OffbeatFans of the movie “Love, Simon” or the book that inspired it Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda will already be familiar with Leah Burke, Simon’s BFF and the title character of Becky Albertalli’s 2018 novel Leah on the Offbeat. In it, cool, confident, and body positive Leah is keeping two major secrets from her tight-knit group of friends: her bisexuality and her lingering feelings for former best pal Abby. Albertalli goes on to explore everything from racism and labels to the LGBTQ+ spectrum and fights in the dressing room with your mom. For Episode 23, we’re joined by real life YA author Laura Stampler. Check out her book Little Black Dresses, Little White Lies and follow her on Twitter (@laurastampler) and Instagram (@lastamp). CHECK OUT LAURA’S BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS:I’ll Be There for You: The One about Friends by Kelsey Miller The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas READ LAURA’S BOOK!Little Black Dresses, Little White Lies by Laura Stampler MORE READING:“Leah on the Offbeat” (Kirkus Reviews, 2018)“Leah on the Offbeat review: Why it’s the perfect sequel for Simon” (Hypable, 2018)“3 Reasons Why Leah on the Offbeat Deserves Dear, Simon Levels of Love” (Study Breaks, 2018)Follow SSR on social media!Instagram // Facebook // Twitter**Please note that the Amazon links above are affiliate links. At no additional cost to you, I will earn a small commission if you decide to make a purchase through these links. Please do not feel inclined to purchase unless you are excited to add these books to your TBR list!** 

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