While this book can be read as a standalone, it is a sequel of sorts to Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda and I suspect you might get more out of it if you read that one first. The movie adaptation of said book; Love, Simon is currently in cinemas now (and it’s just as delightful as the book it’s based on).
Leah Burke has a big secret and she doesn’t really feel comfortable telling anyone apart from her Mum, even her best friend Simon. Leah’s bisexual, but doesn’t really know how to tell even her openly gay BFF. Simon was involuntarily outed online for their entire high school to see, but it all ended well for him and he’s been soppily happily in love with his boyfriend for most of senior year.
Leah is different from most of her friends – she lives with her single Mum and they certainly don’t have the same amounts of money everyone else in her friend group has. With their high school graduation and prom coming up, Leah’s previously so tight knit friend group seems to be fracturing and her home life is also changing in ways she’s not sure she’s ready for. Her Mum seems to be getting serious about her new boyfriend, and Leah’s not really certain how she feels about that. She is pretty sure that she’s in love, but she’s also pretty sure the object of her affection is straight, not to mention still dating one of Leah’s closest friends. Should Leah act on her crush, or stay silent?
While I didn’t read this book during Pride month, it seems suitable that my review of it comes out during – considering the subject matter of this book.
Full review on my blog.