The Upside of Unrequited is a romance book by Becky Albertalli. It follows the story of Molly and her twin sister Cassie, who both have crushes. Caitlyn Paxson’s review on NPR is a positive one. She lists one of the major strengths as being the characters. There are numerous pop culture references that may be lost on people who are not in tune with current culture. However, the story’s themes are timeless. Paxson states that the story is “fresh, snarky, and poignant.”
- Becky Albertalli’s novel, The Upside of Unrequited, follows the travails of a first-time love.
- “Unrequited” focuses of the love-lives of very close twin sisters Molly and Cassie, as Molly falls for Mina, leaving Cassie feeling left behind.
- Molly’s insecurities lead her to overlook her dorky co-worker, Reid, as a potential love interest until self-growth allows her to see how special he is.
“Molly has a twin sister named Cassie, a summer job arranging knickknacks in a quirky boutique, and 26 crushes that have never gotten her anywhere.”