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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…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…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!

(Also: hi, John! <3)(less)
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April 2017, Becky Albertalli
"There's a silver lining to being a lovesick mess, right? The author of Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda answers your questions about The Upside of Unrequited, her new book about rejection, romance, and everything in between." ...More

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Since You've Been Gone by Morgan Matson
"Originally Read: Summer 2014
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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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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 s..." 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..." 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.
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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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“What's a dementor?"
I mean, I can't even. "Nora, you are no longer my sister."
"So it's some Harry Potter thing," she says.”
Becky Albertalli, Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

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