I want to live inside this book.
I want to be best friends for life with Becky Albertalli, which is probably a little creepy of me but, DUDE, she created not only one of the best characters I have ever read, but one of the best books.
I wish you could see me. I'm getting a little teary-eyed writing this and this wasn't a sad book at all, but it was THAT GOOD. The voice...you guys know I'm a huge male POV fan, but I'm also pretty picky about it. She nailed it. Like nailed it in a way I can only dream about ever nailing it. It was perfect. The cursing, the sarcasm, the fragments, the confusion, every little thing rang so, so, so true in this book. I can't even...I want to read it again!
So, here's the deal. I stayed up until almost one this morning reading. If you're a mom of younger kids, you know how big a deal this is. Even though it's a weekend, they're almost always up early.
I highlighted the crap out of this book. My kindle copy is glowing yellow.
I laughed too many times to count. My poor husband was trying to sleep next to me and I kept giggling and saying things like, "This is the cutest book I have ever read!" and "I am so in love!" and didn't even try to be quiet about my happiness and excitement while he slept (sorry, Dom!).
Not only was I giggling loudly I kept saying, "awwwww!" I swooned. Like too many times to count. Seriously, the romance about killed me. Simon and Blue forever!
I kept thinking that if anyone saw me in my bed, late at night with a blanket over my head, Kindle in hand, and a smile on my face the size of California, I would look even creepier than wanting to be Becky Albertalli's bff. But I couldn't help it. My cheeks hurt today because I read for hours with a smile.
When I finished the book, I still had the smile but also my eyes were teary because of the awesomeness. It's not often a book makes me teary even though it didn't make me sad at all. All the tears were just because it was so incredibly cute, perfect and every other word you can think of.
If you couldn't tell, I kind of loved this book :) I shall go add it to my favorites page right now. You guys should read it. Like, right now. Today.
And because I love it so much, I will gift an ebook copy from Barnes and Noble or Amazon to one person who comments on this post. Giveaway ends on Wednesday the 15th because I'm impatient and I want to give a copy away ASAP.
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.