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Becky Albertalli

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Becky Albertalli is the author of the acclaimed novels Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda (film: Love, Simon), The Upside of Unrequited, and Leah on the Offbeat. She is also the co-author of What If It's Us with Adam Silvera. A former clinical psychologist who specialized in working with children and teens, Becky lives with her family in Atlanta. You can visit her online at www.beckyalbertalli.com.
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Becky Albertalli I am so happy I was able to activate your feels! I am actually working on rewrites for a loose companion book to Simon, tentatively expected to publis…moreI am so happy I was able to activate your feels! I am actually working on rewrites for a loose companion book to Simon, tentatively expected to publish in the fall of 2016!(less)
Becky Albertalli This is such an important question, and I'm so glad to have the opportunity to answer it. Being both an author and a psychologist requires a tricky ki…moreThis is such an important question, and I'm so glad to have the opportunity to answer it. Being both an author and a psychologist requires a tricky kind of balance. I loved having the chance to spend time in a high school, and I think working in that environment absolutely helped me get into the mindset for writing YA. However, I was (and always will be) super careful not to base any characters on students or clients I've worked with. As a psychologist, my clients have trusted me with their private thoughts and emotional experiences, and there is nothing more important to me than maintaining their confidentiality.

In a general sense, though, I am very inspired by the students I've gotten to know, and I try to let their courage, humor, and wisdom inform both my writing and my day-to-day choices!

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4.29 avg rating — 284,229 ratings — published 2015 — 130 editions
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What If It's Us (What If It...

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Since You've Been Gone by Morgan Matson
"Originally Read: Summer 2014
Reread: June 2016

I loved it so much. My original view has all my detailed thoughts so I'll leave it at that. But a Frank Porter gives me life. Enough said!!!

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Thank you!! This is probably the obvious answer, but I think my favorite character really is Simon. I just feel like I know him so well!

I probably relate to Simon the most, but I also relate closely to Leah, Alice, and (eek!) Simon's mom. <3
Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
"DAYUM.

Got handed this book at the Random House book at a conference by my editor, had never heard of it. Started hearing lots of buzz, read the first page, could not stop thinking about it. Read the entire thing in less than a day, still cannot stop" Read more of this review »
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"I am so grateful for this book especially at this time. Though a work of fiction, it touches on so many relevant issues high school students have to navigate, and the author's thoughtfulness and compassion shine through. I look forward to sharing my " Read more of this review »
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"I just finished None Of The Above in one sitting. It's that good.

If you only read one book in 2015, make it this one. It's diverse, realistic, brutally honest and something everyone should read.
I want to hug Kristin Lattimer. I.W. Gregorio wrote her " Read more of this review »
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I don't even know where to begin. This book is as weird, wonderful, and unforgettable as its title. Mim is such perfectly drawn teenager: whip-smart, hilariously observant, and almost heartbreakingly vulnerable. Her voice is irresistible, and it will ...more
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“Why is straight the default? Everyone should have to declare one way or another, and it shouldn't be this big awkward thing whether you're straight, gay, bi, or whatever. I'm just saying.”
Becky Albertalli, Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

“White shouldn't be the default any more than straight should be the default. There shouldn't even be a default.”
Becky Albertalli, Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda
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“People really are like house with vast rooms and tiny windows. And maybe it's a good thing, the way we never stop surprising each other.”
Becky Albertalli, Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

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