Happy Tuesday y’all! The reviews for this book are all over the place, but I absolutely 100% thoroughly enjoyed it! I love both Simon and Leah and loved both of their books!🌈
5 Love Leah Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
Leah Burke—girl-band drummer, master of deadpan, and Simon Spier’s best friend from the award-winning Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda—takes center stage in this novel of first love and senior-year angst.
When it comes to drumming, Leah Burke is usually on beat—but real life isn’t always so rhythmic. An anomaly in her friend group, she’s the only child of a young, single mom, and her life is decidedly less privileged. She loves to draw but is too self-conscious to show it. And even though her mom knows she’s bisexual, she hasn’t mustered the courage to tell her friends—not even her openly gay BFF, Simon.
So Leah really doesn’t know what to do when her rock-solid friend group starts to fracture in unexpected ways. With prom and college on the horizon, tensions are running high. It’s hard for Leah to strike the right note while the people she loves are fighting—especially when she realizes she might love one of them more than she ever intended.
5 Love Leah Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
I absolutely adored Simon so I was slightly hesitant to read this, because how could it possibly live up to the hype? Well I shouldn’t have worried… I couldn’t tell you if this book is as good as Simon, but I enjoyed it every bit as much…. it was so fun to revisit the gang! I also read this right after I saw the movie “Love Simon” so I was even more ready to spend some more time with these characters….
Leah was such a likable and real character… I really felt for her not ever thinking she quite fitt in, even with her closest of friends…. adding in the fact that she was bisexual and not quite ready to come out with it, I could sense her insecurity…. of course in my mind I was thinking would it really be that hard to come out to your BFF who is gay and open about it? But that is my own ignorance, because this is something I have never dealt with, and I have come to realize it is a very personal decision….
I really loved getting to know Garrett better in this book, the guy is quite the comedian…. although I don’t think he purposely meant for them to have prom dinner at the American Girl store… but I’m sure glad they did, because that was one of the best scenes in this book😂 I also loved every minute we got to spend with Simon and enjoyed seeing his blossoming relationship with Brahm… at the heart of it this was a book about the angst of senior year… where are you going to go to college? Who are you going to go to prom with? Do long distance relationships work? Will we all still be friends in a year?
I really am so excited for this next generation, they are so delightfully accepting…. and books like this really help spread that love, it is time we all realize we are all more similar than we are different! Don’t want to sound preachy, but this book really just left me feeling very hopeful!
Absolutely recommend to anybody who enjoys a book filled with real and well-developed characters!