I have been in a small reading slump, I used to be able to read a few books a week and I am now reading one; this book however I read in an afternoon. I was totally consumed with this book and it wasn’t only because my other option was to watch my boyfriend play Skyrim.
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 met.
This was a great LGBTQ contemporary; I wish there was books like this to read when I was in highschool, good and clean romance. The scenarios portrayed in this novel are a mild show of how cruel and mean highschool kids can act. Simon spends most the book fighting his inner self and feeling in secure about himself and the relationships he has with those around him, you don’t have to be part of the LGBTQ community to relate to the feelings throughout. I would recommend this book in a heart beat!
I hope you enjoy my escape and find one of your own – keep on reading. 🙂