Leah on the Offbeat

Leah on the Offbeat

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 draw but is too self-conscious to show it. 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.

So Leah really doesn’t know what to do when her rock-solid friend group starts to fracture in unexpected ways. With prom and college on the horizon, tensions are running high. It’s hard for Leah to strike the right note while the people she loves are fighting—especially when she realizes she might love one of them more than she ever intended.

Title:Leah on the Offbeat
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780062643803
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About Becky Albertalli

Becky Albertalli is the author of the acclaimed novels Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda (film: Love, Simon), The Upside of Unrequited, and Leah on the Offbeat. She is also the co-author of What If It's Us with Adam Silvera. A former clinical psychologist who specialized in working with children and teens, Becky lives with her family in Atlanta. You can visit her online at


    Leah on the Offbeat Reviews

  • Emily May

    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...

  • Em

    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...

  • Hailey (HaileyinBookland)

    4.75*P.S. exciting new video experiment ft. this book coming soon (stay tuned)...

  • Emily (Books with Emily Fox)

    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 ...

  • may ?

    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 ...

  • Elise (TheBookishActress)

    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 ...

  • Lola

    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’...

  • abby

    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 clamorin...

  • Kai

    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 ...

  • Maria

    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 som...