Now a major motion picture: Love, Simon, starring Nick Robinson and Katherine Langford! This edition includes new Simon and Blue emails, a behind-the-scenes scrapbook from the Love, Simon movie set, and Becky Albertalli in conversation with fellow authors Adam Silvera and Angie Thomas.
William C. Morris Award Winner: Best Young Adult Debut of the Year * National Book Award Longlist
"A remarkable gift of a novel."—Andrew Smith, author of Grasshopper Jungle
"I am so in love with this book."—Nina LaCour, author of Hold Still
"Feels timelessly, effortlessly now."—Tim Federle, author of Better Nate Than Ever
"The best kind of love story."—Alex Sanchez, Lambda Award-winning author of Rainbow Boys and Boyfriends with Girlfriends
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 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.
Incredibly funny and poignant, this twenty-first-century coming-of-age, coming out story—wrapped in a geek romance—is a knockout of a debut novel by Becky Albertalli.
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
Becky Albertalli’s sweet, candid, and funny teen love story is told through the email correspondence and internal musings of 16-year-old Simon Spier. Simon has a thing for Oreos and Elliott Smith songs … and has a crush on a kid he’s never met. We definitely related to this YA novel’s depiction of classic high school turmoil: underage drinking, making out, and getting grounded. Simply put, Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda is a joy, and we’re happy it’s been made into a movie (Love, Simon).
After a "goobery nerd" named Martin discovers Georgia teen Simon Spier's secret email relationship with a boy who calls himself "Blue," Martin blackmails Simon into helping him romance Abby, a new girl who has been welcomed into Simon's lunchroom clique. The threat of being outed by Martin forces Simon to come to terms with his sexuality, and his wise insights Why do only gay people have to come out? Why is that the default? add heft to a plot that is both hilarious and heartbreaking. Debut novelist Albertalli writes believably in the voice of a confused, openhearted 16-year-old. The large cast of companionable and well-developed characters contains a heroic drama teacher and Simon's embarrassing but well-meaning parents. Page-turning tension comes from the anonymous quality of Simon's emails with Blue, which are interspersed with chapters written in Simon's first-person voice that chronicle Simon's increasing frustration with Blue's reluctance to divulge his identity, as well as the deepening nature of the boys' relationship. Blue may hesitate, but readers will fall madly in love with Simon. Ages 14 up.
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Cute and fun
So I saw the movie when it came out and liked it. I thought it was fun and enjoyable. However, because I watched it, I didn’t think i would enjoy reading the book after, considering I already know what happens. I was very thankful to be wrong, and me liking it when I expected to be disappointed made it that much better. I thought because I’m now twenty three years old, it wouldn’t be mature enough for me. But I found myself relating a lot to Simon and Bram’s feelings. And although Simons coming out wasn’t on his terms, it still ended up being magical and Disney, like but still maintains a good level of realism. The one thing that was left unresolved in my opinion was the situation with Marty, I feel that should been fleshed out more than it was. But other than that, its a good read and made for a good movie.
I love it!!!
I read this book and felt in love with it. Is better than the movie “Love, Simon” and the movie is amazing!!!
THISSS ISS THE BESTTT BOOOK EVERRRRRRR
The couple is so frickin cute and Becky Albertalli’s writing style is amazing. It’s my favorite book