Genre: young adult, contemporary, romance
Okay, it’s been so long since I’ve written a review on here that I’ve just…forgotten how to do them? I’ve been very busy with coursework at college, we are given a lot of assignments and we haven’t really been given a proper break with no assignments since late September. I also wasn’t so into reading because I never gave myself time to do that, so I didn’t have anything to really review
This copy was given to me by my friend and it’s sort of been sitting on my shelf for a month now and, since the movie is coming out and I really wanted something fluffy and sweet and cute to read (and if anything can be said about Becky Albertalli, it’s that she’s great at writing cute and fluffy), I finally picked it up and I loved it
It’s so hard to write reviews for books you love!
It made me smile, and even giggle, multiple times. The romance that was blossoming between Blue and Simon was just the actual sweetest and trying to figure out who Blue was is also something that made me read half of the book in one day (big deal for me). I wasn’t massively surprised by who he is, because as soon as that character was introduced, I knew it was him. I was just so happy it was him instead of the alternatives.
The villain was also someone I sort of loved to hate. He’s…awful, and I don’t even understand how he could blackmail someone and not even understand that that’s exactly what it was (***spoilers*** – and his apology? It was such an awful apology, I wouldn’t have forgiven him for that either).
It was such a perfect book for me to read at this time in my life, too, and really helped with my anxiety and make me think positively about some decisions I’ve chosen to make. Which is such a great coincidence, really.
Becky Albertalli is quickly becoming one of my favourites and I can’t wait to see the movie adaptation
Until next time,