When I saw the trailer for the adapted movie Love, Simon, I just knew that I had to read this book. The premise is simple yet relatable. High school drama, blackmail and friendship. The plot focuses on Simon, a gay high school boy just trying to deal with being blackmailed, striking a connection with a boy online known as Blue and handling the issue of his coming out.
The story flow progressed nicely and you get to relate and fall in love with the adorkable Simon. Funny anecdotes and references were littered throughout the story. Even Steven Sufjans was mentioned which I really love. The subtlety in which the author (Becky Albertalli) hinted to Blue’s identity makes the reader speculate alongside Simon and makes for an entertaining premise.
Sweet and complicated. As is the norm for heterosexual romance as well. The story shows that love is love and sometimes, it finds you in the way you least expect it to. Told in the point of view of Simon, you get to see the honesty of his feelings and the struggle he experiences.
Absolutely loved it! 10/10 would recommend ❤