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TEENS: Spotlight on Becky Albertalli

Becky Albertalli
Becky Albertalli is an American author of young adult fiction, known for Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, which was adapted into the 2018 film Love, Simon and inspired the spin-off television series Love, Victor.
 
We have many of her books available for checkout in the Teen Den, or you can access many of them as ebooks (find out more here). You can also read more about Ms. Albertalli on her website
 

Kate in Waiting by Becky Albertalli

Kate in WaitingRELEASES APRIL 2021

Contrary to popular belief, best friends Kate Garfield and Anderson Walker are not codependent. Carpooling to and from theater rehearsals? Environmentally sound and efficient. Consulting each other on every single life decision? Basic good judgment. Pining for the same guys from afar? Shared crushes are more fun anyway.But when Kate and Andy's latest long-distance crush shows up at their school, everything goes off-script. Matt Olsson is talented and sweet, and Kate likes him. She really likes him. The only problem? So does Anderson.  Turns out, communal crushes aren't so fun when real feelings are involved. This one might even bring the curtains down on Kate and Anderson's friendship.

 

 Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

 Available on Hoopla and Overdrive/Libby

Sixteen-year-old, not-so-openly-gay Simon Spier is blackmailed into playing wingman for his classmate or else his sexual identity--and that of his pen pal--will be revealed.

 

 

Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli

Leah Offbeat

 Available on Hoopla and Overdrive/Libby

With prom and graduation around the corner, senior Leah Burke struggles when her group of friends start fighting.

 

 

The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli

Upside UnrequitedAvailable on Hoopla and Overdrive/Libby

Avoiding relationships to protect her sensitive heart, plus-sized Molly supports her once-cynical twin, Cassie, when the latter has her own bout of lovesickness, a situation that is complicated by sibling dynamics and an unexpected romantic triangle.

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