Review: Imogen, Obviously by Becky Albertalli

Title: Imogen, Obviously

Author: Becky Albertalli

Pages: 432 Pages

Publisher: Harper Collins

The Blurb

The sensational new novel from Becky Albertalli, best-selling author of Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda.

Imogen may be hopelessly heterosexual, but she’s got the World’s Greatest Ally title locked down. And when she visits her best friend, Lili, at college who is newly-out, newly-graduated, and newly thriving, with a cool new squad of queer college friends, no one knows that Imogen’s a raging hetero – not even Lili’s best friend, Tessa.

Of course, the more time Imogen spends with chaotic, freckle-faced Tessa, the more she starts to wonder if her truth was ever all that straight to begin with…

With an irresistible cast of characters, hugely funny and empathetic writing, and all of Becky Albertalli’s trademark warmth and wit, Imogen, Obviously beautifully explores the nuances of sexuality, identity, and friendship – perfect for fans of Alice Oseman and Adam Silvera.

The Review

Becky Albertalli is my “go-to” author when it comes to YA LGBTQ+ books because I never feel sad after reading them. She has a heartwarming quality of showing the difficulties of being part of the community but equally celebrating everything about it.

The same can be said for Imogen, Obviously. It is a story about figuring things out but doing it in your own time and space whilst knowing others will have opinions and throw contentious arguments your way.

Our protagonist, Imogen, is an ally. A strong one. She champions her LGBTQ+ friends and goes out of her way to be au fait with the ever expanding rainbow. However, when she starts to question her own sexuality she finds that others don’t extend her the same courtesy that she has done.

Ultimately, it is a book about finding yourself and learning that you can not please everybody.

A great read, especially for those currently questioning their sexuality.

Imogen, Obviously by Becky Albertalli is available now.

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