Simon is gay, but he hasn’t told anyone. He has a secret email pen-pal, Blue, another gay teen from his school, and when this secret relationship is discovered by Martin, who decides to go down the path of blackmail, Simon is trapped. While he doesn’t want to be outed, he thinks that everyone close to him will be okay with it, but he’s scared to cause Blue to be outed too.
This is wonderful. Becky Albertali creates great characters who are interesting and it’s easy to get drawn into their world. Simon is totally annoying at times, but I was on his side the whole time and wanted everything to work out for him. It’s a rollercoaster, but one worth riding.