Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now Simon is actually being blackmailed: if he doesn’t play wingman for class clown Martin, his sexual identity will become everyone’s business. Worse, the privacy of Blue, the pen name of the boy he’s been emailing, will be compromised.
With some messy dynamics emerging in his once tight-knit group of friends, and his email correspondence with Blue growing more flirtatious every day, Simon’s junior year has suddenly gotten all kinds of complicated. Now, change-averse Simon has to find a way to step out of his comfort zone before he’s pushed out— without alienating his friends, compromising himself, or fumbling a shot at happiness with the most confusing, adorable guy he’s never
Every book lover has a number of books which serve the sole purpose of helping you get over a book. This book, was just another one of those books for me. BUT, oh, I loved it! I love it to the point of tweeting about it 3 times. Thank you, Becky. I smiled throught the whole book and I could almost feel John Green and Rainbow Rowell smiling at me. This book is truly their love child.
The best part is, this book, more than being a love story, is such a true account of a struggle the community faces. It feels real, amazing ad very fun to read. Simon's emotions are just so vulnerable and palpable that you just feel like hugging him.
Buuut, that's not all! Simon is also super sarcatic, funny, and easy. So he's really just soooo easy to like. I mean, honestly, shut it Simon. We love you, even when we know you won't return it.
And Blue. Oh freaking Blue. He's so hilarious and cute that its impossible not to love him the moment you read his perfectly framed words.
Simon's family is amazing, especially his sisters. His dad is the quintessential lame dad, but they're very supportive, so no complaints here. His friends- Leah, Nick and Abby are as awesome as awesome gets, really. And they're no white chick show. They're diverse, liberal and open-minded. They give you serious squad goals. Really.
I honestly don't know what you're waiting for. READ THE DAMN BOOK ALREADY.