“Thank god for Chips Ahoy!”
I have never wanted Oreos and Waffles at the same time before. Damn you, Simon!
Simon is a high school student, he’s in the school play, has some great friends and he’s gay. But, shhhh! Don’t tell anyone. It’s a secret….
Simon or as we know him by Jacques (Wink) has been corresponding with Blue (?) through email. They have never met, but they go to the same school and have no idea who the other one is. Hence the nicknames.
While at school, Simon forgets to sign out of his email and Martin “accidentally” sees Simons emails and confronts him about it. Screenshots are the beast of technology.
Martin will keep Simon’s secret as long as he helps him score with Abby… one of Simon’s best friends. Blackmail is what I think this is called and Simon falls for it, well to a point. He knows its wrong and still helps out minimally.
He doesn’t clue anyone into what is happening and continues to live life. Until Martin gets jealous of the closeness of Simon and Abby and outs Simon to the Tumblr world.
Someone made a fake tumblr to tell kind of fake news to everyone at school. This forces Simon to come out to family and friends.
This kills Simon because he thought that himself and Martin were becoming fast friends and that he might be Blue. (That’s what I was hoping and praying for) (Man, I was wrong)
It’s not a surprise who Blue really is with all the hints and clues that are thrown out, but Simon is still clueless and Blue knows who his secret love really is. Blue leaves a secret present for Simon that sends chills through his body. (Young love…. barf)
They finally decide to meet at the after party carnival for the play. With some horrible bullying moments and then the final meet, adorableness explodes and hits everyone.
I’m in love with this book. The characters are very likeable and you desperately want Simon to get whatever he wants. Coming out is a huge deal and with the right support system, you will always go places. and now my heart just exploded… thanks!