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Utilizing Senstivity Readers: A Conversation with Becky Albertalli

Contributed by Becky Albertalli, Author

Tell us about your upcoming (and hotly anticipated!)

My second novel, The 
Upside of Unrequited
(Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins, April 2017), is a 
loose companion to my debut, Simon vs. the 
Homo Sapiens Agenda
. It’s about a chubby, anxious, seventeen-year-old
J ewish girl named Molly, who’s falling in love after a long line of unrequited 

Although this is an Own Voices book, you worked with twelve sensitivity readers on the 
manuscript. Can you share a bit about that experience?

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