This is such an awesome book! I loved it! It's funny and cute and cynical and it's great. I really liked Simon's narration. It is very casual and feels so natural. It is easy to get to know Simon and really identify with his emotions as he tries to deal with high school issues such as friend feuds, coming out, and of course being blackmailed. The characters felt very real, just flawed enough to make them realistic, but still likeable. I really liked how different Simon's relationships are with various people: Alice, Nora, his parents, Leah, Nick, Martin, Abby, Blue. Simon felt like such a three-dimensional character and I really enjoyed reading his point of view. I'm not super into romantic books, but this one was flipping cute. The last few chapters- I can't even. Just beyond adorable. Those e-mails were so cute, and it was really cool to be able to watch Simon and Blue fall in love. And even when the plot wasn't really exciting, the narration was interesting, which made me want to keep reading. I really liked Simon's character. This is a great book. I highly recommend.