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Becky Albertalli

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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
   1. Simon Vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda (2015)
     aka Love, Simon
   2. Leah on the Offbeat (2018)
   Love, Creekwood (2020)
What If It's Us (with Adam Silvera)
   1. What If It's Us (2018)
   2. Here's To Us (2021)
   The Upside of Unrequited (2017)
   Yes No Maybe So (2020) (with Aisha Saeed)
   Kate in Waiting (2021)
   Imogen, Obviously (2022)
Becky Albertalli recommends
I Loved You in Another Life (2023)
David Arnold
"Can the power of love follow us from one life to the next? I LOVED YOU IN ANOTHER LIFE dares to say yes. The funniest, saddest, most romantic book on earth."
Going Bicoastal (2023)
Dahlia Adler
"This is what it looks like when a brilliant high concept is executed to perfection. It's got all the Dahlia Adler trademarks - romance, wry humor, specificity, and genuine emotional depth."
Gwen & Art Are Not in Love (2023)
Lex Croucher
"Congrats to Gwen and Arthur on their permanent acquisition of my ENTIRE heart. Suffice it to say that I loved this book to a degree that's slightly ridiculous."
Chasing Pacquiao (2023)
Rod Pulido
"Rod Pulido delivers the ultimate two-punch: bare-knuckled, bruising honesty wrapped in humour, sincerity, and sweetness. If you've ever been let down by your hero, this knockout of a book is here to treat your wounds and heal your heart."
Ander and Santi Were Here (2023)
Jonny Garza Villa
"This book is a living, breathing love letter, and I felt every beat of it. Jonny Garza Villa's fiercely vulnerable writing leaves a permanent mark."
Last Chance Dance (2023)
Lakita Wilson
"An ode to love in all its beautiful chaos. Leila is funny, irreverent, and next-level charming, and her story is an actual joyride. Sheer delight through and through."

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