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Becky Albertalli

USA flag (b.1982)

Becky Albertalli is a clinical psychologist who has had the privilege of conducting therapy with dozens of smart, weird, irresistible teenagers. She also served for seven years as co-leader of a support group for gender nonconforming children in Washington, DC.

Albertalli attended college in Connecticut and majored in psychology before moving to Washington, D.C. and gaining a doctorate in clinical psychology. She worked as a psychologist until 2012—when her first son was born—and subsequently decided to try writing a novel.

She now lives with her family in Atlanta.

Genres: Young Adult Romance
Becky Albertalli recommends
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Goodbye Days (2017)
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Picture Us In The Light (2017)
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Nice Try, Jane Sinner (2018)
Lianne Oelke
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The Beauty That Remains (2018)
Ashley Woodfolk
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Girl Made of Stars (2018)
Ashley Herring Blake
"A stunningly good, important book."
Puddin' (2018)
(Dumplin', book 2)
Julie Murphy
"I'm wildly in love with this book."
Running with Lions (2018)
Julian Winters
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Darius the Great Is Not Okay (2018)
(Darius the Great, book 1)
Adib Khorram
"Heartfelt, tender, and so utterly real. I'd live in this book forever if I could."
The Last Best Story (2018)
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Dear Evan Hansen (2018)
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The Gravity of Us (2019)
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Hot Dog Girl (2019)
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If You're Out There (2019)
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Opposite of Always (2019)
Justin A Reynolds
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I Wish You All the Best (2019)
Mason Deaver
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It Sounded Better in My Head (2019)
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Sandhya Menon
"There's something about the way Sandhya Menon writes love stories."
The Love Hypothesis (2020)
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Felix Ever After (2020)
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"Felix Ever After never shies away from the beautiful, messy complexity of love in all its forms. This book is a gift, from start to finish."
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Happily Ever Afters (2021)
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Perfect on Paper (2021)
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I Kissed Shara Wheeler (2022)
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"Raise your hand if you've been personally victimised by this funny, weird, razor-sharp, intensely compassionate, subversive, sweet, electrifyingly romantic knockout of a book. Casey freaking McQuiston, you've done it again."
Nate Plus One (2022)
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