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. And worse still, so will the privacy of 'Blue', the pen name of the boy he's been emailing.
With messy dynamics emerging in Simon's once tight-knit group of friends, and his email correspondence with Blue growing more flirtatious every day, Simon's life suddenly becomes just a little complicated. Now 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.
About the Author
Becky Albertalli is a clinical psychologist who has had the privilege of conducting therapy with dozens of smart, weird, irresistible teenagers. She also served for seven years as co-leader of a support group for gender-nonconforming children in Washington, DC. This is her first novel.
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Cute, fluffy read. Would definitely recommend if you like a quick, adorable romance. Definitely would recommend
The love child of John Green and Rainbow Rowell Teen Vogue I love you, Simon. I love you! And I love this fresh, funny, live-out-loud book. -- Jennifer Niven, New York Times bestselling author of ALL THE BRIGHT PLACES Touching and passionate ... Completely loveable, with bags of empathy Observer A remarkable gift of a novel. -- Andrew Smith, author of GRASSHOPPER JUNGLE Hilarious and heartbreaking ... Readers will fall madly in love with Simon Publishers Weekly (starred review) Books like SIMON do change people's lives -- Waterstones Darlington Bookseller A wonderfully charismatic story about coming-of-age and coming out Bookseller Funny, moving and emotionally wise Kirkus Reviews (starred) I think I just felt my heart explode in my chest -- Goodreads (5 stars) One of the most electric, authentic characters I've ever read... I LOVE this book. LOVE it. Five freaking stars. -- Goodreads (5 Stars) A radically tender debut . . Steal this from your teen O (Oprah's Magazine) When books this powerful come along we must pay attention. The Gay UK I devoured it in one sitting and absolutely adored it Sugarscape Unforgettable ... I almost cried because all the feelings it made me feel HowlingforBooks The world needs this book, YOU need this book PopGoesTheReader
For Ages: 13 - 15 years old
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 25th March 2015
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.1 x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.23
Edition Number: 1