I love that he introduces them with the caveat of 'please don't be weird'. Hahaha, Julie I dont know how you do it but you're so good at bringing back the feel of high school, and the awkward feeling of introducing your parents to your friends or significant other because you just KNOW your dad is going to say some weird thing that doesn't make sense and your mom will be really nosy XD And I love that Simon will have no part of that right from the beginning XD And then it's like a 3-second meeting and then he drags Bram away again haha. You are sooo good at writing teenagers.
But yeah overall this has such a cheerful atmosphere as everyone is meeting after the play and Bram is still so thrilled about being Simon's boyfriend and that excitement is infectious!
I also love seeing Leah get so much reognition from everyone at being awesome in the band. After the difficult few months she had it's really nice to see her being noticed and appreciated.
I really enjoyed this!
Hi Julie! Back for some more Simon <3
This is such a fleeting moment in the books, but I really love the fact that you told this from Bram's point of view and still managed to cram so much into this story without it feeling like you were overloading us with information. You write all of these characters so naturally and believably that it's just a pleasure to read them.
Bram's excitement and anticipation at the start of this chapter was so tangible and real, and I thought you captured that brilliantly.
I kind of forget that Nick and Bram were already friends from their football team, and I loved the fact that Simon has let slip to Bram already that Nick had a crush on Alice for years. It shows how much Simon and Bram have been talking outside of what we read in the books, and I liked the playful way that Bram teased Nick about it and Nick in turn threatened to murder Simon.
I also really loved Leah here - she's so humble, and yet really awesome. She definitely deserves people congratulating her and being impressed, but she doesn't like the attention and tries to turn it away from her.
Meeting the Spiers for the first time was suitably brief and awkward. I'm sure there are many more awkward moments to come :P
Garrett doesn't really seem to learn, but Bram is a good friend for trying to stop him from ruining his chances with Leah. Even if it sometimes feels like he's doomed to failure!