This story is absolutely fabulous, and I would expect nothing less from Becky Albertalli. It’s heartfelt and humorous, and it grabbed my attention right from the start. Simon makes appearances throughout the story, which I enjoyed, as he’s so lovable and adorable. Leah is pretty different. She’s not as cuddly as Simon, but I enjoy how raw and honest she is.
I want there to be so many books like this available that I don’t feel the need to point out how great it is to have a well-written YA novel about an overweight girl who is bisexual. Currently, I feel like I still need to keep pointing it out and acknowledging how much I appreciate the diversity in YA novels these days, but I hope that one day, characters like Leah will be so common that all I do is focus my review on how amazing and sweet the story is, regardless of the appearance or sexuality of the MC.
Book 190 read in 2018