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I am... speechless. Becky had no right to do this to me, yet also had every right to do this to me. I was so happy reading this the entire time, but it also sort of credcendo'd in intensity (?) and I'm just... my brain has short-circuited. I feel overwhelmed. This was so beautiful.
Can't wait to reread it.
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I never thought I’d give a Becky Albertalli book anything less than 4 stars, let alone 1 star. But here we are.
I love that all the profits for sales are going to charity, but I was so disappointed in this book.
Firstly, I don’t really know what the point of this book was? I was ready to DNF at 50% because it was all mushy pining and little plot. I didn’t DNF but instead I flicked through the rest of the book, to realise that not much happens in the final 50% either. I was glad I didn’t spend the time reading it in detail.
I also wasn’t a fan of the fact it was all written in emails. I get the connection to the original Simon Vs. book. But I missed the prose. I felt disconnected to it all because of it and I think I’d have enjoyed it a lot more if it was in prose.
I pre-ordered this book as soon as I heard there was going to be a novella featuring the Creekwood characters. The book is told entirely through emails between Simon, Bram, Leah, Abby, Nick, Garrett and Taylor. It's cute, it's sweet, it's moving, it's funny and it's the perfect antidote for how much I've been missing these characters. I really enjoyed getting a small peek into how things are going now that high school is over and everybody is now in college. I hope there'll be more from this series, especially after that ending, I can't seem to let these characters go!
The perfect pick me up. Yes, it's short but it's worth every penny. I adore the characters and every time I read anything in the Simon-verse I can feel echoes of my experiences of relationships and college. If you loved the novels I would recommend this, how could anyone resist catching up with these characters? I read it today and miss them all over again.
I just wish there were more. Telling the story by emails is a good idea but it has limits and the question marks that are kept off page are more interesting than the cutesy stuff on the page. I adore the Simonverse characters, they’re so refreshing, but some tentative clashes with adulthood (Simon I’m looking at you) would have given this the edge it feels it needs.
Whilst only being a short 100 or so pages, I loved being back in the world introduced in "Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda" once more. The book is entirely written in back and forth emails, which sometimes works and sometimes doesn't, but I loved being able to experience what the characters have been up to in college. Is this book a bit pointless? Maybe, but I liked it and would recommend to anyone if they love the "Simonverse".
I absolutely loved simon and the homosapien agenda and the subsequent series, it was all brilliant so it was so nice to revisit that world even in email form. My biggest problem is there wasn't enough but I could read about these characters and their day to day life all day every day. They're some of my YA favourites.