Never expect your trip to the book store to be a quick thing! We have had many attempts foiled by our sheer indecision in picking out a book—WHEN WE ALREADY KNEW WHAT BOOK WE WERE GOING TO GET. And no, it’s never a case of doubting. It’s a case of literally picking out which one of the many copies we should buy! We’re not ashamed to say we love pretty books—they make our shelfies even more beautiful—so naturally we need to make sure that we get a book without any tears! Or dents. Or smudges… You know, there are a lot of things that can go into the trials of buying an imperfect book!
But what to do if none of the books in stock are perfect enough? What happens when we have to make the awfully tough decision between a bent jacket and torn page? Well, reader, then it truly, inevitably becomes… a book nerd problem.
Buying an Imperfect Book
About Leah on the Offbeat
In this sequel to SIMON, his BFF Leah as 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. 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.
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