The Weekend Aesthetic is a new feature where I post book aesthetics every weekend. They might be of a book I’m currently reading or recently read or read a long time ago or one I consider to be a favorite of mine—there’s no rhyme or reason to it! For now I just want to keep it simple and feature all different kinds of books (but there might be themes in the future).
Back in March I did something bookworms would gasp at—I saw the movie before reading the book. In my defense, I wanted to support Love, Simon as soon as it was released in theaters. Anyway, I loved it so much that I ran to my local bookstore to pick up a copy that same day! I ended up reading Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda in one day because I did not want to put it down. If you want to read about the differences between the book and the movie, check out my post here. Now, onto the aesthetic of the book!
Release Date: April 7, 2015
Find it: Goodreads, Amazon, Barnes & Noble
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.
Have you read Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda or watched Love, Simon?