#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.
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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.
The book was very good. It had me wondering what would happen next and as a bisexual girl who is also heading to college it really connected.
Who is this book for?
Maybe I’m just out of touch, but I really don’t understand who this book is for. Since it’s about high schoolers, I would assume it’s for high schoolers. But it really doesn’t seem appropriate for them. It’s somewhat overly sexual at points, and the language is just awful. I don’t know if high school kids really swear that much, but they certainly shouldn’t read books with this much swearing. Maybe it’s for adults? But most adults don’t really want to read about kids hooking up. And all the language and slang used is really really Gen Z, or at least it’s trying to be.
Leah is pretty insufferable. She dislikes everybody for no real reason and just thinks she’s better than everyone else. I get that she is pretty relatable at times, but her character doesn’t ever really develop. She becomes moderately more nice to her mom’s boyfriend but that’s about it. Her own flaws don’t really get addressed, she just has people in her life who like her despite those flaws. The ending is a little disappointing. I mean poor Garrett, he’s the most likable person in the book and he just gets forgotten. And then to set him up with Morgan? The girl who apologizes off screen and then never gets another line.
Have kids these days ever read anything other than Harry Potter or watched anything other than Doctor Who? I like both, but having the references shoved down my throat every other page was tiring.
this cute af