Author: Becky Albertalli
First Published: April 7th, 2015
Series: Stand Alone
Genre: YA Fiction, Contemporary
Available As: Hardcover, paperback, ebook
My Copy: Physical copy
My Overall Rating: 8/10
I had quite high expectations for this book, especially since I've read so many amazing reviews about it. I was not disappointed! It's been a while since I've read book involving LGBTQ themes and I really enjoyed this one.
Like all Contemporary fiction, of course there were moments were I was bored to tears when the plot was not advancing at all. But as a whole? The book was amazing. It deals with the fears of coming out and accepting who you are. Simon is doing fine with the latter, but he is scared of the former. It really doesn't help when Martin (i.e. the Jerk) blackmails him using that.
I really enjoyed reading the emails between Simon and Blue. Did I manage to guess who Blue was? I had my suspicions but I wasn't sure which person he was exactly. I had two people in mind, but I leaned towards one more than the other. It was a matter of flicking through the book and ruling off all those who were definitely not him, then trying to match up the clues given. Haha, I felt like a detective ;)
Ah, when they finally meet? That is my favourite scene ever! It was so cute and fluffy and I think my neighbours could hear me squealing :) They are a sweet couple and I wish there was more to read about them, but we can't have everything, right?
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