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.
I think this will be brief. I really loved this book and Simon! I normally don’t enjoy books that have aspects of an online relationship or communication. You can never really know who’s behind the screen. I enjoyed this because it was obvious there was no alterior motive behind the communication and it was just two gay boys who hadn’t come out to the world yet who didn’t want to know who the other was. They were connecting on an emotional level and could tell each other their feelings. I had fun trying to figure out who Blue was and didn’t really guess correctly. I kept thinking it was different people and couldn’t stick to one.The story was a quick read for me,especially because I read it as an ebook. One of the reasons I picked up the book was because of the movie coming out. It had been on my Tbr for years and I finally got the motivation because I wanted to read the book before I watched the movie. I watched the trailer after and I’m excited for the movie
Have you read this book? Are you going to watch the movie when it comes out?