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Penguin presents the audiobook edition of The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli, read by Arielle DeLisle.

Seventeen-year-old Molly Peskin-Suso knows all about unrequited love-she’s lived through it twenty-six times. She crushes hard and crushes often, but always in secret. Because 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. Will is funny, flirtatious, and just might be perfect crush material. Maybe more than crush material. And 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 an awkward Tolkien superfan, and there’s absolutely no way Molly could fall for him. Right?

Critics Review

  • 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-reread.

    Julie Murphy, New York Times bestselling author of DUMPLIN'
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    SIMON VS THE HOMO SAPIENS AGENDA:
  • I love you, Simon. I love you! And I love this fresh, funny, live-out-loud book.

    Jennifer Niven, New York Times bestselling author of ALL THE BRIGHT PLACES
  • A remarkable gift of a novel.

    Andrew Smith, author of GRASSHOPPER JUNGLE
  • Hilarious and heartbreaking . . . Readers will fall madly in love with Simon

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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