Leah on the Offbeat (Creekwood, #2) by Becky Albertalli

Leah on the Offbeat (Creekwood, #2)

Leah Burke—girl-band drummer, master of deadpan, and Simon Spier’s best friend from the award-winning Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda—takes center stage in this novel of first love and senior-year angst.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 mom, and her life is decidedly less privileged. She loves to dra...


Details Leah on the Offbeat (Creekwood, #2)

TitleLeah on the Offbeat (Creekwood, #2)
ISBN9780062643803
Author
Release DateApr 24th, 2018
PublisherHarperCollins/Balzer + Bray
LanguageEnglish
GenreYoung Adult, Contemporary, Lgbt, Romance
Rating

Reviews Leah on the Offbeat (Creekwood, #2)

  • Emily May
    2017-04-26
    I swear, people can’t wrap their minds around the concept of a fat girl who doesn’t diet. Is it that hard to believe I might actually like my body? I LOVE LEAH BURKE.I don't actually see how it's possible not to. She's hilarious and badass and sarcastic and moody and totally potty-mouthed. Oh, how I wish I could go back in time and give my awkward, chubby teen self this book. If you've had enough of the depressing gloomy world we live in and ...
  • Em (RunawayWithDreamthieves)
    2017-04-30
    You will encounter me in the afterlife only to learn that I’ve spent the last 3 millennia reciting increasingly complex and overtly emotional poetry about how much I fucking love this book.We really did speak twentyGAYteen into existence and WE ARE THRIVING!!
  • Hailey (HaileyinBookland)
    2018-04-30
    4.75*P.S. exciting new video experiment ft. this book coming soon (stay tuned)
  • Zoë
    2018-09-01
    Besides the romance and catching up with Simon, nothing else seemed to happen? This story had so much potential, from Leah coming out to her friends to her complicated relationship with her mom to the bittersweet feelings surrounding graduating high school. None of these were really delved into. Instead, we got a rushed romance that felt forced. I loved that we got bi rep, but I couldn't get fully on board with the couple especially considering t...
  • Emily (Books with Emily Fox)
    2018-06-03
    FINALLY A GIRL LIKES GIRL BOOK!!There are so many YA contemporary romance going around where it's boy likes boy (and that's awesome!) but I'm so happy we get to see a different version. This book was adorable!The characters were attaching, funny and just angsty enough. If you're looking for a fun summer read, I totally recommend both Creekwood books. It was really nice to go back to this world and continue to explore it. I'm actually sad it's now...
  • may ➹
    2018-04-04
    3.5 stars (I’m not happy about it either)This book has caused me a lot of turmoil.When I was reading it, I didn’t think it would be 5 stars. The ending was my FAVORITE though and that gave me the confidence to give it a high rating.But even after that, I still was doubtful of the 5-star rating. Certain characteristics about Leah rubbed me in the wrong way, and there was one scene in particular that I outright hated. It wasn’t until I kept t...
  • Elise (TheBookishActress)
    2017-11-20
    inspired by my similar review of Simon Vs, here we go: a list of every iconic moment of this book 🌸 "I'VE BEEN KNOWN TO DO THAT WHEN IT COMES TO ABBY" IN LIKE THE SECOND FUCKING CHAPTER🌺 Simon and Leah inventing bro culture🌸 the fact that Nick and Simon’s college tour list is literally mine subtracting three women’s colleges? the accuracy jesus christ🌺 Taylor disparaging the tech crew and Nora looking as if she wants to silently ...
  • Lola
    2018-04-27
    There is huge hype surrounding this new title, and I am unashamed to say that I put aside the twenty other books I was reading to focus solely on this one. (Sorry-not-sorry, my lovelies!)Because it’s that good. Because it’s that important. And because after watching the movie Love, Simon, I was dying for more Leah & Simon interactions. These two are friendship goals all the way. They’re able to uplift my mood in a matter of seconds. This bo...
  • Maria
    2018-03-03
    3/5 Stars ⭐ ⭐ ⭐“I can't help it. I'm a Slytherin."And I'm the worst kind of Slytherin. I'm the kind who's so stupidly in love with a Gryffindor, she can't even function. I'm the Draco from some shitty Drarry fic that the author abandoned after four chapters.” I finished this book in ten hours with some breaks in between. And I'm not saying that because it was so irresistible and I couldn't leave it down and I wanted to see how the plot ...
  • abby
    2018-04-24
    Is it possible for an author to write fanfiction of her own book? Because I'm pretty sure that's what I just read. This book went in a direction that many of Becky Albertalli's fans have been clamoring for and will no doubt enjoy. But readers who aren't invested in that specific endgame might find very little to love in Leah on the Offbeat. Not even Simon can save it.It's difficult to give this book a proper review, because the major story line i...
  • Warda
    2018-04-30
    Edit: This book kept invading my mind and the more I thought about it, the more I felt this hatred towards it. Bleh. Pre-emotions:Please be as adorable as The Upside of Unrequited and Simon Vs.Post-read-book-emotions:Update: it wasn’t. This book was so meh. The story was meh. I felt nothing whilst reading. I liked Leah enough. I mean, I get her anger and how closed off she is. That is me. But maybe that’s what made it harder to connect with t...
  • Kai
    2017-11-17
    I'm the worst kind of Slytherin. I'm the kind who's so stupidly in love with a Gryffindor, she can't even function.Leah. What can I say? At times I love her, other times I don't get her. I'm glad she got her own novel, though. There was a lot going on in Leah's head that we did not see in Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda. And of course, with this book, we're invited to revisit all these amazing characters from the previous Creekwood book. And th...
  • jessica
    2018-06-02
    *insert ‘its not you, its me’ speech here* :'(i think its time for me to break up with miss becky albertalli and this book is what helped me make that decision. the dedication to this basically admits its her writing fanfiction of her own book, and it definitely shows. every other word was some sort of reference, the whole progression of the plot (if you could even call it that) felt forced, and leah was just sooooo unlikable. honestly, i fou...
  • no
    2017-01-15
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  • Fuzaila ~ is on hiatus
    2018-05-08
    So, just shut your ears out because you don’t want to hear me scream and rant off like a drunk grandma. I am so furious I want to fling the book right off to space and go hide in Jupiter till the steam evaporates off my ears. I kept turning the pages expecting some good sh*t to happen, and then I reach the acknowledgements page and I was like, the hell, THAT’S IT??? She ended the whole thing just like that??? Usually when I don’t like a hyp...
  • Rana⚡
    2018-05-01
    Unpopular opinion coming up!! Soooo usually i'm a VERY easy to please reader, and Simon vs. the homosapien agenda is my precious baby,so when Leah's book was out, i IMMEDIATELY started it with zero hesitation and left all the books i was reading.The thing is... i kinda wish i hadn't...? I'M SORRY BUT THIS WAS A DISASTER. To me, it felt like Leah was a way different character than the one in Simon's book.In this one she was moody, angry all the ti...
  • Larry H
    2018-04-28
    I'm between 4 and 4.5 stars.When I fall in love with a book's characters, I'm often sad when the book ends, because I want to spend more time with them, and I feel like I've become engrossed in their lives in some small way. So when a sequel comes along, I'm tremendously excited, and of course, I hope it is worthy of the original book.I absolutely loved Becky Albertalli's Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda (see my review), and it was one of my f...
  • C.G. Drews
    2016-07-20
    WOW okay I have so many opinions, some of them a smoosh of conflicting feels, but overall this was super cute! It's just nice being back with the gang?! And like the amount I cracked up (OUT LOUD) was phenomenal. I freaking adore books that make me laugh. I'm also like 97% devastated this is it for the Simon gang. I...I don't wanna say goodbye either?? Relating hard to Leah rn someone give me a bucket of ice cream to descend into and ne'er return...
  • Yusra ✨
    2018-04-28
    so I am very,,,conflicted? I mean, I just want to say that I was on my period when I read Simon Vs. & I was on my period while reading Leah and it was just a weird sync. & i honestly think the reason I was so gushy and in love with the dynamics between the characters was likely due to this fact!! but onto the review (which is basically just my ramblings) spoilers below regarding character relationships. read the synopsis before you read my review...
  • Lily ☁️
    2018-04-02
    ✨ My mini review for this book can be found here ✨Not to be overdramatic, but … I FOUND THE NEW “Okay? Okay.” OF YA CONTEMPORARIES, GUYS. “You keep running away.”“You keep finding me.” *All I hear in my head when I see Leah on the Offbeat is girls like girls like boys do, nothing new. (If you catch the reference, ily.)Also, it’s confirmed that there will be more Simon & B(view spoiler)[ram (hide spoiler)] in this book (!!!), c...
  • ellie
    2017-05-05
    Okay, so. I didn't hate it. It was a solid YA contemporary - I enjoyed it, I laughed, I found some parts really cheesy, but it's to be expected. The part that's really crushing is that this is the sequel to one of my favorite books of ALL time. Like, I want to be buried with Simon vs. Okay, maybe not, because it'd damage the book, but you know what I mean. There's this feeling you get while reading Simon that you can't really find anywhere else. ...
  • kat
    2018-05-07
    Edit: i’m changing my rating to 3 stars bc i cannot get a certain scene out of my head and i’m just getting progressively more upset about it. anyway, i’ll link my full review when it’s up on youtube
  • lily
    2018-05-01
    so here's some things you should know about me before i get into this:- i'm bi, and was scared to come out to friends irl for so long, even though the ones i would've told are LGBTQ- i'm. well. not on the skinny side of the weight spectrum- i am pretty bad at dealing with emotions and can sometimes come across too blunt- i doubt my own talents and abilities- unrelated, but i'm writing this while very tiredso you can probably see why this book mad...
  • Faye*
    2018-06-15
    1,5 starsGuys. I didn’t like this.I know, I know. I had really high hopes and nobody is sadder about it than I am :(Pros: • The diversity.Cons • Everything else.I’M SO SAD I DIDN’T LIKE THIS BOOK. Seriously, I can’t even tell you how much I wanted to love this but that doesn’t change the fact that Leah on the Offbeat just doesn’t compare to Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda. This book literally had ALL of the potential but it just...
  • Christy
    2018-04-25
    4 stars!!! How much did I love Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli?? SO FREAKING MUCH!!! And the main reason I loved it so much was Leah Burke. She is a boss. She’s my hero. I just fucking loved her! I liked her in Simon’s book, but she really shined in her own book. What I love most about Leah is she is unapologetically herself. She never pretends to be someone she’s not and she shouldn’t have to. She is awesome just the way she is. ...
  • Claire
    2018-05-06
    Wow, I really did not enjoy this. I'm probably being unduly harsh because I loved Simon Vs. so much, and did not expect to hate this book as much as I did. Here are some of the reasons this was so agonising to read (BIG SPOILERS AHEAD): - Just because you have repressed feelings for someone, doesn't mean you're allowed to treat them like complete shit. The book keeps using YA shorthand like Leah's "brain not working/turning into mush" to retcon L...
  • ✨ jamieson ✨
    2018-05-13
    “I hate when assholes have talent. I want to live in a world where good people rule at everything and shitty people suck at everything.” I really, really wanted to love this book. It was one of my most anticipated 2018 releases, and I was so excited to get this story from Becky Albertalli. For me personally, seeing a bisexual girl in a mainstream book I knew people would read really means a lot. Unfortunately this fell very very flat to me, a...
  • Charlotte May
    2018-07-29
    “RIP Leah Burke. She died of acute awkwardosis.” 3.5 ⭐So this was thoroughly enjoyable! I loved being back in Creekwood with the gang! Leah was one of my faves from Simon Vs and she was super relatable. I didn’t love this one as much as Simon Vs, I’ve seen other reviewers say it reads like fan fiction, and I can definitely see that. To swap a characters sexuality from one book to another seems strange, but equally it happens and is unde...
  • April (Aprilius Maximus)
    2018-04-09
    JUST FREAKING WONDERFUL SJHBFKSJDHFBKSDHJF I will talk more about it once it hits shelves!
  • Riley
    2018-05-01
    3.5 💜💕Spoiler thoughts below(view spoiler)[I really loved this. The bi rep was awesome, and I am so happy to have Leah and Abby as a couple. But my one complaint is that I wish they waited a lot longer to get together. I felt like everyone kinda screwed Nick over. Especially at the end. I would have loved this if it was about Abby and Leah in their first year of college as roommates and then deciding to be together. But as it was it felt to...