New Release Books by Becky Albertalli

Becky Albertalli is the author of Kate in Waiting (2022), Here's to Us (2021), Love, Creekwood (2021), Simon Vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda Epic Reads Edition (2020) and other 6 books.

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Kate in Waiting

release date: Jul 12, 2022
Kate in Waiting
From #1 New York Times bestselling author and rom-com queen Becky Albertalli comes a buoyant new novel about daring to step out of the shadows and into the spotlight in love, life, and, yes, theater. 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.

Here's to Us

release date: Dec 28, 2021
Here's to Us
#1 New York Times bestseller! Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera reunite to continue the story of Arthur and Ben, the boys readers first fell for in the bestselling rom-com What If It’s Us. Ben survived freshman year of college, but he’s feeling more stuck than ever. His classes are a slog, his part-time job working with his father is even worse, and his best friend Dylan’s been acting weird for weeks. Ben’s only real bright spot is his writing partner Mario, who’s been giving him a lot of Spanish lessons and even more kisses. Mario’s big Hollywood dreams make Ben start to dream bigger—and the choices he makes now could be the key to reshaping his future. So why can’t he stop thinking about a certain boy from his past? Arthur is back in New York City for the first time in two years, ready to take the theater world by a storm as the world’s best . . . intern to the assistant of an off-off-Broadway director. Of course, it sucks to be spending the summer apart from his sweet, reliable boyfriend, Mikey, but he knows their relationship is strong enough to weather the distance. Which is why it’s no big deal when his ex-boyfriend Ben stumbles back into the picture. And it’s definitely fine that Ben’s blissfully happy with some mystery boy. First loves are special, but it’s way too late for what-ifs. Right? Even as the boys try to shake off the past, they keep running into each other in the present. Is this the universe trying to tell them there’s a do-over in their future? Here''s to Us is sure to be welcomed by fans old and new of these authors and their previous collaboration, What If It''s Us. Critically acclaimed and bestselling authors Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera combine their talents in these smart, funny, heartfelt novels about two very different boys who can’t decide if the universe is pushing them together—or pulling them apart.

Love, Creekwood

release date: Jun 29, 2021
Love, Creekwood
New York Times bestseller! Fall in love all over again with the characters from the bestselling Simonverse novels in this highly anticipated epilogue novella. Perfect for fans of Becky Albertalli, the movie Love, Simon, and the new Hulu series spin-off, Love, Victor! It''s been more than a year since Simon and Blue turned their anonymous online flirtation into an IRL relationship, and just a few months since Abby and Leah''s unforgettable night at senior prom. Now the Creekwood High crew are first years at different colleges, navigating friendship and romance the way their story began--on email. Praise for the Simonverse novels: Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, The Upside of Unrequited, and Leah on the Offbeat: "Worthy of Fault in Our Stars-level obsession."--Entertainment Weekly, on Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda "Heart-fluttering, honest, and hilarious. I can''t stop hugging this book."--Stephanie Perkins, New York Times bestselling author of Anna and the French Kiss, on The Upside of Unrequited "Albertalli has a fantastic ear for voice, and it''s beautifully on display in Leah''s funny, wry, and vulnerable first-person narrative."--ALA Booklist (starred review), on Leah on the Offbeat

Simon Vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda Epic Reads Edition

release date: Dec 15, 2020
Simon Vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda Epic Reads Edition
Don''t miss this Epic Reads paperback, featuring a brand-new look and an exclusive Q&A with Becky Albertalli--available for a limited time only! With a stunning new design, this Epic Reads edition of Becky Albertalli''s beloved bestselling novel is the perfect addition to any YA bookshelf! Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now Simon is actually being blackmailed: If he doesn''t play wingman for class clown Martin, his sexual identity will become everyone''s business. Worse, the privacy of Blue, the pen name of the boy he''s been emailing with, will be jeopardized. With some messy dynamics emerging in his once tight-knit group of friends and his email correspondence with Blue growing more flirtatious every day, Simon''s junior year has suddenly gotten all kinds of complicated. Now change-averse Simon has to find a way to step out of his comfort zone before he''s pushed out-without alienating his friends, compromising himself, or fumbling a shot at happiness with the most confusing, adorable guy he''s never met. --Andrew Smith, author of Grasshopper Jungle

Yes No Maybe So

release date: Feb 04, 2020
Yes No Maybe So
A book about the power of love and resistance from New York Times bestselling authors Becky Albertalli and Aisha Saeed. YES Jamie Goldberg is cool with volunteering for his local state senate candidate—as long as he’s behind the scenes. When it comes to speaking to strangers (or, let’s face it, speaking at all to almost anyone) Jamie’s a choke artist. There’s no way he’d ever knock on doors to ask people for their votes…until he meets Maya. NO Maya Rehman’s having the worst Ramadan ever. Her best friend is too busy to hang out, her summer trip is canceled, and now her parents are separating. Why her mother thinks the solution to her problems is political canvassing—with some awkward dude she hardly knows—is beyond her. MAYBE SO Going door to door isn’t exactly glamorous, but maybe it’s not the worst thing in the world. After all, the polls are getting closer—and so are Maya and Jamie. Mastering local activism is one thing. Navigating the cross-cultural crush of the century is another thing entirely.

Penguin Readers Level 5: Simon Vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda (ELT Graded Reader)

release date: May 06, 2021
Penguin Readers Level 5: Simon Vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda (ELT Graded Reader)
Penguin Readers is an ELT graded reader series for learners of English as a foreign language. With carefully adapted text, new illustrations and language learning exercises, the print edition also includes instructions to access supporting material online. Titles include popular classics, exciting contemporary fiction, and thought-provoking non-fiction, introducing language learners to bestselling authors and compelling content. The eight levels of Penguin Readers follow the Common European Framework of Reference for language learning (CEFR). Exercises at the back of each Reader help language learners to practise grammar, vocabulary, and key exam skills. Before, during and after-reading questions test readers'' story comprehension and develop vocabulary. Visit the Penguin Readers website Exclusively with the print edition, readers can unlock online resources including a digital book, audio edition, lesson plans and answer keys. Simon is a young gay boy who is at High School in America. He meets Blue on the school''s Tumblr, and they begin talking to each other. Simon knows that he is falling in love, but then another boy sees the emails and Simon has to come out.

Leah on the Offbeat

release date: Apr 24, 2018
Leah on the Offbeat
#1 New York Times bestseller! Goodreads Choice Award for the best young adult novel of the year! In this sequel to the acclaimed Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda—now a major motion picture, Love, Simon—we follow Simon’s BFF Leah as she grapples with changing friendships, 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. She’s an anomaly in her friend group: 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. Plus don''t miss Yes No Maybe So, Becky Albertalli''s and Aisha Saeed''s heartwarming and hilarious new novel, coming in 2020!

The Simonverse Novels 3-Book Box Set

release date: Oct 01, 2019
The Simonverse Novels 3-Book Box Set
Welcome to the "Simonverse"--three interconnected novels full of heart and humor, romance and friendship, by #1 New York Times bestselling author Becky Albertalli. Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. The Upside of Unrequited Molly Peskin-Suso knows all about unrequited love. She can''t stomach the idea of rejection, so she''s careful. Fat girls always have to be careful. There''s only one problem: Molly''s adorable coworker, Reid. Leah on the Offbeat Leah Burke doesn''t know what to do when her rock-solid group of friends starts to fracture near the end of senior year. It''s especially hard when she realizes she might be in love with one of them. This box set of three beloved Becky Albertalli paperbacks makes a great gift!

Love Simon

release date: Jan 30, 2018
Love Simon
The beloved, award-winning novel is now a major motion picture starring 13 Reasons Why''s Katherine Langford and Everything, Everything''s Nick Robinson. ---------- Straight people should have to come out too. And the more awkward it is, the better. Simon Spier is sixteen and trying to work out who he is - and what he''s looking for. But when one of his emails to the very distracting Blue falls into the wrong hands, things get all kinds of complicated. Because, for Simon, falling for Blue is a big deal ... It''s a holy freaking huge awesome deal. ---------- Praise for Love, Simon: ''Worthy of Fault in Our Stars-level obsession.'' Entertainment Weekly ''I love you, SIMON. I LOVE YOU! And I love this fresh, funny, live-out-loud book." Jennifer Niven, bestselling author of All the Bright Places

The Upside of Unrequited

release date: Apr 11, 2017
The Upside of Unrequited
From the award-winning author of Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda comes a funny, authentic novel about sisterhood, love, and identity. “Heart-fluttering, honest, and hilarious. I can’t stop hugging this book.” —Stephanie Perkins, New York Times bestselling author of Anna and the French Kiss "I have such a crush on this book! Not only is this one a must read, but it''s a must re-read." —Julie Murphy, New York Times bestselling author of Dumplin’ 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? Plus don''t miss Yes No Maybe So, Becky Albertalli''s and Aisha Saeed''s heartwarming and hilarious new novel, coming in 2020!
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