#1 New York Times bestseller! Goodreads Choice Award for the best young adult novel of the year!
In this sequel to the acclaimed Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda—now a major motion picture, Love, Simon—we follow Simon’s BFF Leah as she grapples with changing friendships, first love, and senior year angst.
When it comes to drumming, Leah Burke is usually on beat—but real life isn’t always so rhythmic.
She’s an anomaly in her friend group: the only child of a young, single mom, and her life is decidedly less privileged. She loves to draw but is too self-conscious to show it. And even though her mom knows she’s bisexual, she hasn’t mustered the courage to tell her friends—not even her openly gay BFF, Simon.
So Leah really doesn’t know what to do when her rock-solid friend group starts to fracture in unexpected ways. With prom and college on the horizon, tensions are running high.
It’s hard for Leah to strike the right note while the people she loves are fighting—especially when she realizes she might love one of them more than she ever intended.
Plus don't miss Yes No Maybe So, Becky Albertalli's and Aisha Saeed's heartwarming and hilarious new novel, coming in 2020!
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Leah—the snarky drummer from Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda—steps front and center in this standalone sequel. Leah’s as cynical as ever, but now we get more of the roiling emotions and confusion that fuel the teen’s interactions with the outside world. She’s finding the relationships in her life baffling: she still doesn’t feel comfortable coming out as bisexual, her mom has a new man whom Leah can’t stand, and her friend group is about to scatter, attending different colleges across America. Once again, Becky Albertalli captures the unique stresses of teenage life with wit and wisdom.
A beautiful balm to a bi girl’s soul
Seriously. Where was this book when I was growing up?! So sweet and funny and lovely and relatable and powerful. I love her writing and this is a great follow-up to Simon, it feels so good to spend more time in this world with these wonderful kids! (Even though I’m now old enough to be their mom!)
After reading the first book, I thought the second one could not be better. On the contrary, this book is the better one! You get closer and closer the characters and you discover things that Simon spier didn’t have time to be nosy about. Simon says he observes a lot but he missed quite a bit.