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 Simon is actually being blackmailed: if he doesn’t play wingman for class clown Martin, his sexual identity will become everyone’s business. Worse, the privacy of Blue, the pen name of the boy he’s been emailing, will be compromised.
Reviews of this book were saying marvelous things about it and I got curious. I picked it up in my local bookstore and as soon as I got home I started reading it. I couldn’t stop. The first two pages are enough to keep you engaged to the story and you won’t be able to put it down. I laughed, swooned and of course, I cried. When I finished the book all could think about was the beauty of this book, the way the author wrote a love story but more than a love story, a story about acceptance and coming out as you are as a person.
My favorite characters were Simon’s parents. They are the best parents I’ve ever read. If I ever become a mother I want to be like them. I am glad that this book didn’t turned out to be a depressing book or turned into a sad ending because that would have been very disappointing.
Simon has been emailing Blue, but we don’t know who is Blue. Anyone can be Blue. I was trying to figure him out and thought my prediction wasn’t correct, I was glad with it. I loved when Blue comes out. I loved everything.
This is the first LGBTT book I read. I think that this book particularly is just not for the LGBTT community, but for everyone. We all have dealt with discovering our sexuality at some point in our lives, and then chosen which sex are we attracted too. This book is about coming out, coming out as who you are as a person. Coming out regardless what people think or expect from you to be.
I don’t regret reading this book. It opened up more my mind and my view to this community.