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The Upside of Unrequited
The Upside of Unrequited | Becky Albertalli
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PerksOfBeingABookworm
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This book is kind of hard to rate... I didn‘t love the main character, but didn‘t hate her. She talked so negatively about herself that it was a little annoying, and that aspect of her character didn‘t really evolve, but wasn‘t brought up anymore. I really liked her family and support network. Overall 3.5/5 ⭐️

PerksOfBeingABookworm While the MC is not a lesbian, Upside of Unrequited is often called a #queerbooks because there are several lesbian characters (twin sister and moms and a couple other). (edited) 3w
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Sarz
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4 ⭐
I think this has been my favourite in the Simon-verse. It's cute and funky, although still had some typical YA stuff that I usually find annoying. Much better than Leah on the Offbeat. I didn't feel it was trying too hard, which was my main complaint about Leah.

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DebbieGrillo
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I just finished listening to this. Such a cute story dealing with themes of first love, body image, LGBTQ relationships, anxiety and self-esteem. I enjoyed listening to this, rather than reading it.

mom2bugnbee My 17yo is in love with all of her writing. And now she has one co-written with Adam Silvera! 4mo
Mem_ugh I just started reading this one! 4mo
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AutumnAuroraRain95
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5/5 stars. I knew two years ago that i would love this book, and now that I‘ve finally read it, i was right. I loved how it tied in very slightly to Simon Vs. The Homo-Sapiens Agenda, and i really hope that she continues with that trend.

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Clwojick
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I finally took some time to finish documenting all the books I read last year. I lost a lot of motivation with it came to tracking what I read, so I‘m sure I‘ve missed a good handful of books, comics, and audiobooks (now that my library no longer uses Hoopla)... but for now I‘m just going to say my final numbers for #my2018 is 677 books. I‘m happy to say I surpassed my goal of #500in2018 ♥️

Texreader That‘s awesome!!! 8mo
Bookjunkie57 Wow! 8mo
Clwojick @Texreader @Bookjunkie57 thanks ♥️🥰 8mo
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Blopez93
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I didn‘t even realize that this book was in correlation with the “Love Simon” movie! This book was my second one on my surgery reading list and it was very good! It tells the story of 2 twins who are being raised by same sex parents Nadine and Patty. The book is about being accepted for who you are and accepting your flaws because those that really care about us will see right through them and focus on who we really are.

Chelleo Welcome to Litsy! Hope these #Litsytips by @RaimeyGallant http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU are helpful. #LitsyWelcomeWagon 8mo
BooknerdsLife Best of luck on your surgery 🙌💗 8mo
Blopez93 @BooknerdsLife thank you!!!! 8mo
RaimeyGallant Welcome! 8mo
ProfReader Welcome to Litsy!!! ❤️🧡💛💜💙💚💗 8mo
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MaggieCarr
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So I missed the fact that Simon Vs The Homo Sapians Agenda, The Upside of Unrequited, & Leah on the Offbeat were all connected. Yup, totally didn't pick up on it at all, and thus read them out of order both by publication date and chronologically. Blah. In hindsight, I have regrets. Oh well. Still liked this book. I liked how different Molly & her twin sister are. It breaks all the sterotypical storylines and is just overall refreshing.

MelissaSue81 Hmm. What order did you read them in? I loved Simon... didn‘t love Leah, but really liked this one, but it took me a bit to be sold on. I LOVED the boy in this book. I had a crush on him too. 9mo
MaggieCarr I read her books in this order: Simon, What If It's Us, Leah, then Upside. I thought only Simon and Leah were a pairing and the other two were standalone titles. But Upside would have connected Simon and Leah. I agree with you, I really enjoyed Simon and What If It's Us but Leah was just okay for me as well as Unrequited. Have you read Dumplin' by Julie Murphy? I loved Mitch in that book (not in Netflix retelling) but Mitch reminded me of Reid. 😍 9mo
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biblioskye
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I‘ve finally set up the right mood to read this book, I‘m half way through! I have this book since the day it was published (around April 2017, I think), that‘s why I have the signed first edition copy. And after about 2 years, I‘m finally reading it. Oh baby, you‘ve been in my tbr for quite a long time now.

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OneCent76
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This is definitely a teen book! I'm sure teen girls will love this book. It deals with lots of things - love, friendship, sex, homosexuality, and self esteem. It's not a bad book and I rate it positive bc it'd be a hit with its target audience. I read it for a teen reading challenge.

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jesseastin
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A book about high school love crushes for Valentine‘s Day, during my current “read all the kids and YA” books phase. This is a cute and funny one, with a refreshing open view. I have to admit, the inappropriate grandma was probably my favorite character. I loved the strong family bonds and the exploration of how sibling relationships ebb and flow when boyfriends/girlfriends enter in.

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JoScho
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This was another cute coming of age story by Albertalli. She does a great job at showing diverse characters. I will say while I enjoyed the characters, I didn‘t feel as invested in them as Simon and Leah. Pinterest obsessed, first kiss longing and body image issues all work great together to create a sweet little story.

hermyknee 💙💙💙 11mo
Prairiegirl_reading I totally agree. 11mo
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sammisho
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I thought I could never love any Becky Albertalli character more than Simon...but then I met Molly. Completely smitten with Molly and her serial crushing, reminded me of myself in high school. I was constantly in love with someone.
This book was wonderful, Molly and her friends are wonderful, the cameos of Abby and Simon were womderful. Albertalli has become an autobuy author for me.

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sammisho
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#audiobaking
I am 30 and my mom still fills a stocking for me and my siblings, and our spouses. She put a cookie scoop in mine, and I have never made such a perfect sheet of cookies ever.

GypsyKat I‘m 40, and my brother is 42 and our mom still does this for us and our spouses, too! 😁 12mo
parttimedomestic My mom still does stockings too, and I am 32! But I also still fill a stocking for her as well, so it works out! 😆 12mo
BethM My cookie scoop is my favorite and most used wedding present. 12mo
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MaleficentBookDragon My mom still sends me Pjs to wear Christmas Eve so I look okay in Christmas Day photos. 😅😁 📷 12mo
sammisho @parttimedomestic my mom also still throws me a birthday party every year! @MaleficentBookDragon Moms are the best! ❤ 12mo
sammisho @GypsyKat I hope I am that kind of mom when my kids are adults! 12mo
GypsyKat @sammisho I‘m sure you will be ❤️ 12mo
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morgankriley
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Just a little December cozy read... I absolutely LOVE this book. Becky Albertalli is hands down amazing💕

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rjsthumbelina
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This book was just what I needed to destress and get me partway out of my reading slump! I loved that the main character was a fat girl dealing with the anxieties of trying to find love while fat - I remember being that teenager so clearly. And I loved the LGBTQ representation, made even better by the fact that they were just perceived throughout the book as normal people in normal relationships. I liked the Abby cameos too.

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rjsthumbelina
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I am so sad too almost be done with this book! I like it more than Simon, by far. I have heard people say they don't like it bc the main character "just wants a boyfriend," but I don't agree. She's a 17 year old with anxiety- it isn't just that she thinks no boys like her, she thinks no one likes her. And she is a fat girl, which I love and identify with. Love the romance and the family dynamic too ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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vkois88
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This particular book was about Mollie, a 17 yr old (& Abby's cousin) who has less than stellar self-confidence. She's never even kissed a boy! So when her twin sister Cassie gets a gf, how will it affect their relationship?

Finished this one at work last night. Becky Albertalli has a fantastic way of creating a fictional world where all of her characters have beautiful relationships blossoming, & they all face real everyday problems. 4.5🌟

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vkois88
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Finally had a chance to take a bunch of pics while LO slept today... So this is my #TBR for the month of December. Not pictured are an audiobook (Upside of Unrequited), an Ebook (My True Love Gave To Me), and my #CoffeeBeanBookClub picks. A bit ambitious with all the things I need to get done for the holidays, but some of them are small and should go by quickly. I will also be reading lots of Christmas themed books (and others) with LO ❤

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🎅❤️🎅❤️ 12mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz I can never really have a monthly TBR... Coz I'm such a mood reader! 😔 I'm loving your stack! 12mo
vkois88 @Jee_HookedOnBookz I'm a mood reader too!! I set goals and never stick to them 😂😂😂 it doesn't bother me though, as long as I'm reading. These are all just holiday books I want to attempt. With the pressures of the season and chasing around a toddler, I doubt how realistic this all is. Though I will be reading lots of picture books 🤗🤗 12mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz @vkois88 oh you're not alone! I don't get to read much these days either, now with two 😅and yes, lots of picture books! Which I love too! 12mo
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Booknerd222
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😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍

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Booknerd222
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WomanistBibliophile
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Recent YA read. I read so many as a teen, continually (largely fruitlessly) searching for stories that spoke to me. It‘s been refreshing to return to this genre more recently to see some changes have occurred. What are your favourite ( contemporary or classic) YA novels?❣️
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#readingforpleasure #diverseYA

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Cityofamber
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Bailedbailed

I‘m DNFing this. It‘s just not my type of book, I‘m not interested in reading stories where the whole point is the girl wants a boyfriend. 🙄

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ilyssa.g
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I really enjoyed the book! Becky Albertalli does a great job of capturing the mindset of a seventeen-year-old with anxiety. Like Becky's other books, the story is cute, and the characters go through highly realistic issues. It was a nice quick read!

LilMrmd79 I just discovered Becky Albertalli this year and flew through all her books. 12mo
ilyssa.g @LilMrmd79 Me too! I read 3 of her books this year! I loved all of them! I haven't read the one she did with Adam Silvera yet. 12mo
LilMrmd79 @ilyssa.g After I finished the 3, I pre-ordered What If It‘s Us and read that one too and loved it. You can totally tell right away which chapters / character is hers. 12mo
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AileenRR
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The cover doesn‘t match the story at all. The story has a kind of pretty, feminine thing going on, amidst the protagonist‘s insecurities. Cameos from Abby, Nick, and Simon from Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda. I‘m still obsessed with Movie Simon and Book Blue 💖

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Minispok
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📚😊😴

Louise So relatable! 🤓 14mo
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MelissaSue81
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OMG! I loved this. I know I said at first I thought all her books were the same.. and they kind of are, in that.. you totally know how it‘s gonna end up and there is mostly just silly drama.. but.. I mean, *I* have a crush on Reid.. and molly/Cassie‘s family is just the most adorable perfect family ever (even more perfect than Simons). I love these teenage love stories. 😍😍😍

Jenny Right?! I loved this one so much!!! 1y
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MelissaSue81
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Here‘s my lighter read. I need it! This is the 3rd Albertalli Book I‘ve read and I think maybe I‘m starting to feel like they‘re all kinda the same.. but it seems like it will be a quick fun read.

Jenny This was my first Albertalli and I loved it! 1y
Susannah I agree with you. I loved Simon Vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda, but I was very disappointed in Becky Albertalli‘s other two books. 1y
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edennugget
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'Because that's the thing about change. It's so painfully normal. It's the most basic of all tragedies. And it's weird how I can know this, but it doesn't make it hurt less.'

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ElizabethAndino
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Can‘t get enough of Becky Albertalli!! 😘❤️😍

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edennugget
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'I don't think I'm unlovable. But I keep wondering: what is my glitch?'

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dariazeoli
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Unpopular opinion: I‘m liking this one a bit better than Simon! Just about 20% to go.

Liatrek I really want to read this one 😊 1y
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britt_brooke
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⭐️⭐️⭐️ I love a fun YA love story. Plus, Albertalli is always good for diverse characters and storylines. This is so important for younger readers especially because it doesn‘t feel forced here, just a natural part of a realistic story. Well done! My only complaint is the 17-year-olds‘ co-ed (plus at least one significant other) sleepover. Whose parents knowingly allow this nonsense in their homes? Sure as HELL not mine. I‘m 100% okay with that.

vivastory 😂😂 1y
MsLeah8417 I literally just picked this up during a Target 🎯 run this afternoon! Thanks for sharing your thoughts! 1y
britt_brooke @MsLeah8417 It‘s a cute read. Hope you enjoy! 1y
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britt_brooke @vivastory And as a parent, I won‘t be allowing that shit either!! 😂😬🙅🏼‍♀️ 1y
vkois88 What?!?!?!? That's crazy... 1y
kspenmoll Nice review! 😳 17 yr old co-ed sleepovers?!!! 1y
britt_brooke @vkois88 Isn‘t it??! It was just one time, but still. That‘s extremely irresponsible parenting, IMO. 1y
britt_brooke @kspenmoll Thanks! 💚 And that was my exact reaction, ha! 1y
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britt_brooke
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Molly 💚

#YA #bathandbook

Lovesbooks87 This was such a good book! I loved it! 💜💜💜 1y
britt_brooke @Lovesbooks87 I‘m loving it so far! 1y
JoScho 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 1y
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Cailey_Mac Honestly I related sooo hard to this book! 1y
AlaMich It‘s one of the upsides of getting older, I think. You just stop caring about other people‘s opinion. 1y
britt_brooke @AlaMich Completely agree. 💚 1y
rather_be_reading love this! 1y
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Nessavamusic
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Nearing the end of this lovely coming of age story. #quotesy #romantsy #ya

hermyknee I thought this was a really cute and sweet novel 1y
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books.coffee.sleep
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This book was adorable! I connected with Molly on a personal level. She reminded me a lot of me when I was in high school. #bookstagram #bookaddict #booklover

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Nutmegnc
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Thanks for the info @swishandflick This is a great read. Go get it!!

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swishandflick
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I loved this book! Wanted to share that the e-book is currently on sale for $1.99 if you've been wanting to read it 😄 #ebookdeals

akckitty Yay thanks for spreading the word!! :) 1y
JSW Thank you! It‘s on my TBR! (Runs to download) 1y
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Allydanielle88
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Hour 18 update
Finished Books: 1
Hours: 6
Caffeine: 1
#reversereadathon #readathon

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moarbookspleaze
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Not as good as Simon but still good.

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moarbookspleaze
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Pretty perfect Friday night.

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Allydanielle88
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My TBR for #reversereadathon going for staying up all 24 hours

Andrew65 Good luck! 1y
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sheffner
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Super cute, feel good read. Looking forward to other Becky Albertalli books.

Read from June 15th to July 25th, 2018
Favorite character-Reid

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moarbookspleaze
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Downloaded this from the library.

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Allydanielle88
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Hour 22: I'm not doing as well as I like. But I'm enjoying what I'm reading. I've been going back and forth between listening to the audio book for sleeping beauties and reading this physical book. #24in48

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Allydanielle88
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Hour 0: starting with this book for #24in48

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Allydanielle88
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#24in48 TBR. I'm so excited. Starts in less than one hour. This will be the time I read for a whole 24 hours!

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Coleen
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Enjoyable, but not up to par with her previous, Simon and the Homo Sapiens Agenda (aka Love, Simon). Cutesy, and jam-packed with diversity and feminism-type issues, but the basic plot wasn‘t overly original. Still, a fun read.

hermyknee I thought much the same about this one. I did love the first line of the book, though! 1y
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Coleen
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I know this is not the most attractive picture, but this was my attempt at #audioweeding / #audiopruning just now. The mosquitoes massacred me! This is only about a third of the bites on my leg. Needless to say, the job didn‘t get done. Though not my ideal, I‘m thinking weed killer may be the way to go. 😕

Beckys_Books Ouch! I wear long pants and use bug spray when I have to do yard work at our cabin. Otherwise, I'm in the same condition. 1y
CouronneDhiver Omg, no. Bugs are the worst 😫 1y
Eyelit Yikes! Take care 💚 1y
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Soubhiville Whoa! I hope they fade fast! 1y
Ashley_Nicoletto I gardened for four hours yesterday and my legs look similar. I feel your pain. Hope you feel better soon! 1y
sprainedbrain Omg. I‘ve so been there... 😫 1y
Mamashep Wow! 1y
ReadZenRites Sooo been there! What is it with mosquitos loving fair skin?? 😟 I tell people I‘m like the old bug-zappers of the 1990s w fluorescent lights— my skin is so bright in the sun it attracts the bugs! 😁😂 1y
Eggs I feel your pain; I'm a mosquito magnet too 1y
Hollie Yikes! 1y
jfalkens I've definitely been there! Bugs love me but rarely bite my husband 😑 I use calamine lotion on my bites and that helps the itching. Hope it's better today! 1y
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