This is a quick introduction to a book I am currently reading!
It’s the first book on my February TBR. We’re almost halfway through February. Once again, I am going to do great with my goals *massive self-directed eye-roll*
Expected rating: ★★★★★
Why I picked it: It’s Valentine’s week, guys. I don’t have a Valentine, so instead I’m getting my favorite treat: m/m romance. Also, I’ve been reading so many unsatisfying
first-person POV books that I need something universally-agreed-upon as good/awesome to get me out of this meh moment.
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.
With some messy dynamics emerging in his once tight-knit group of friends, and his email correspondence with Blue growing more flirtatious every day, Simon’s junior year has suddenly gotten all kinds of complicated. 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.
I already know how the story ends (I had to watch the movie, because I really am an idiot) but like with To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, I want to experience it as a book. Because everyone, everyone, EVERYONE has loved to read and reread it. And I basically live for M/M romance 🙂
I expect to outright smash the five-star rating on Goodreads. That’s it. That’s the most coherent way I can communicate my expectations.
If you’ve read it: What is your favorite thing about Simon vs.? Have you preferred the book or the movie?
If you haven’t read it: How many times have you told yourself “Gee, I need to read Simon vs.“? What do you think about its title/cover?