I decided to pick up this book after having heard nothing but good things about it. I had already read The Upside on Unrequited by Becky Albertalli and so I had to read Simon (with the movie coming out soon and everything). I bought this on Audible with my credit on the month.
There is just so much cuteness in this book you will want to cry of joy all the time. I think it was such a beautiful story written in a unique way. You cannot help but love Simon, he is an incredible young men. The plot was simple but beautiful, the writing was amazing, the characters were complex and diverse and the pacing was perfect. I don’t know what more to say, it was such a great read.
Also, this book is important and has beautiful message. I love the fact that Simon thinks straight people should also do their coming out, it was a really clever thing to introduce in the book. Where I live, homophobia is not that present, or should I say people think it is not? Every time I hear people making jokes about gay people I cringe. They’d tell me “it’s just for fun, I don’t have a problem with gay people” and they don’t see how wrong this sentence is. It really made me think a lot about this problem in our society and makes me realize that you can still learn every day.
Again, Becky Albertalli managed to write a meaningful book that makes you think a lot without even realizing it. When you read it, you just enjoy the cuteness of it all, and then it made you think about what is wrong with the society.
I recommend this (and I can't wait for the movie)!