Okay. I know I posted this as my anticipated book of April but seriously.. I wasn’t expecting this. Not at all. My heart is exploding right now and I don’t know how I’m going to write this review. But I have to. I know I do.
First of all the summary is: 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 one mind blowing book. Like seriously. I didn’t know what I was expecting when I started reading it.
I loved how Simon was a really realistic, like almost as real as real character. Even though I was a bit curious as to who Blue was I didn’t see this as a mystery novel. I loved how the book mentioned that white shouldn’t be default. This I feel is a must read for every teenager out there.
I loved the romance in this novel, and most of the time I don’t pay attention to the romance part in books but this one seriously made me fall in love with not just the story but how Simon fell in love as the story went on.
I really loved the author’s writing and I can’t wait to read more of her books!
My rating: 5 stars