Upside of Unrequited
Becky Albertalli

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Narrated By: Arielle DeLisle

Duration: 7 hours and 58 minutes

What to expect

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?


Children's / Teenage fiction: General fiction, Children's / Teenage fiction: Family and home stories, Children's / Teenage fiction: Relationship stories – Romance, love or friendship, Children's / Teenage personal and social topics: Dating, relationships, romance and love

Listen to a sample

Funny, moving and emotionally wise

Kirkus Reviews (starred)

Hilarious and heartbreaking . . . Readers will fall madly in love with Simon

Publishers Weekly (starred review)

I think I just felt my heart explode in my chest

Goodreads (5 stars)

Praise for


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'

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

A remarkable gift of a novel.

Andrew Smith, author of GRASSHOPPER JUNGLE

Steal this from your teen

'O' Magazine (Oprah Winfrey)

Books like SIMON do change people's lives

Waterstones Darlington Bookseller

One of the most electric, authentic characters I've ever read. . . I LOVE this book. LOVE it. Five freaking stars.

Goodreads (5 Stars)

A wonderfully charismatic story about coming-of-age and coming out


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

Touching and passionate