Book review of Love, Creekwood by Becky Albertalli. If you don't love the other books in the series, this isn't a book you should read. I am an LGBTQ+ ally. If not, would you like to now? We get to "watch" them fall even more deeply in love even though Simon and Bram are 117-1/2 miles apart. Reviewed in the United States on July 1, 2020. LOVE, CREEKWOOD From the Simonverse series , Vol. Personal Rating: 5 out of 5 kitties recommend this book. Fall in love all over again with the characters from the bestselling Simonverse novels in this highly anticipated epilogue novella. ( Log Out / If you enjoyed any of those, you’re going to need to read Love, Creekwood. ( Log Out / I loved all the nerdy references and cackled at the witty repartee, I had to stop and re-read some lines because it amused me so much. LOVE, CREEKWOOD From the Simonverse series , Vol. The book itself arrived in pristine condition and was a breeze. And take it I did - gladly. ( Log Out / I don’t know about you, but I love Simon Vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda. How are ratings calculated? The four main characters are now in their first year of college and are paired off into two same-sex relationships. Thanks Penguin Australia for the review copy! I’m sorta amazed?? This is a super short book. Top positive review. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. This is a brilliant feel-good read that had me bubbling over with joy and excitement as I read the fun banter between the loved-up couples and the long-time best friends. Like the previous books in the series, Love, Creekwood doesn’t shy away from any topics. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Reviews. Just in time for Pride Month, Hulu has released all 10 episodes of Love, Victor. There are no physical descriptions, so issues like race, ethnicity, or body type aren't mentioned; readers of the previous books will be aware of the characters' physical differences. Mention that a cartoon character looks like a penis. Fall in love all over again with the characters from the bestselling Simonverse novels in this highly anticipated epilogue novella. I am a fan of the Mets, the Bills, Walt Disney World, peanut butter and apple fritters. There's some speculation at one point that Simon may be struggling with depression. We display the minimum age for which content is developmentally appropriate. Perfect for fans of Becky Albertalli, the movie Love, Simon, and the new Hulu series spin-off, Love, Victor! Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. Families can talk about the strong language in Love, Creekwood. See our. The writing is emotional but everything is so genuine with these characters. The story affirms long-term, long-distance love and friendship, addressing the complicated feelings that come from navigating new environments. Short, sweet LGBTQ romance as friends start college. Practically epic. Common Sense and other associated names and logos are trademarks of Common Sense Media, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization (FEIN: 41-2024986). There were also unexpected moments of tender angst and well-meaning brutal honesty which led to character growth and a sweet conclusion. It’s set in their first year of college as we check in to see how Simon and Blue are doing with the long-distance relationship scenario as well as how Leah and Abby’s romance is faring in its honeymoon period. Publication: 30 June 2020 (Balzer + Bray) Type: Hardcover. I would love to give this book five stars, but I think my big problem with the book is that I don’t think it became interesting until about half way through. Common Sense Media, a nonprofit organization, earns a small affiliate fee from Amazon or iTunes when you use our links to make a purchase. We're updating our reviews to better highlight authentic stories and accurate, diverse representations. I loved revisiting these characters and their stories. Enter your e-mail to receive weekly post updates from The Bookish Brunette directly to your inbox every Friday. Issues explored include coping with change, doing your best even in unhappy circumstances, and not being too afraid to make positive changes in your life. I love the film Love, Simon but I truly love the two novels and now the novella even better. It’s been more than a year since Simon and Blue turned their anonymous online flirtation into an IRL relationship and just a few months since Abby and Leah’s unforgettable night at senior prom. Perfect for fans of Becky Albertalli, the movie Love, Simon, and the new Hulu series spin-off, Love, Victor!It’s been more than a year since Simon and Blue turned their anonymous online flirtation into an IRL relationship, and just a few months since Abby and Leah’s unforgettable night at senior prom.Now the Creekwood High crew are first years at different colleges, navigating friendship and romance the way their story began—on email. Race is never mentioned in this installment; readers of previous books will be aware that the characters are White and Black. The scope of this novella was admittedly quite limited - but it’s literally under 150 pages, so that was to be expected. It's part of a franchise that includes a movie (Love, Simon) and a spin-off TV show (Love, Victor). Through a series of emails, we follow Simon and Bram and Abby and Leah through their first year of college. Now we have the ‘book-end’ novella: Love, Creekwood that Albertalli wrote for the fans, and it truly is for the fans of the series. Did you read any of the other books in the series first? Simon, Blue, Abby, and Leah all model strong, loyal bonds of friendship. I love to read, drink coffee, and chat books. She could have given us a book that, like her others, lets us laugh and cry with them, but she missed the mark. Love, Creekwood is an epistolary novel told through emails between the Creekwood gang during their freshman year of college. Reviewed in the United States on September 7, 2020. Fall in love all over again with the characters from the bestselling Simonverse novels in this highly anticipated epilogue novella. Join now. It was a complication of emails between this group of friends throughout their first year of college. I liked the way the whole book was in the form of emails the characters were sending to each other, it was different. They also strongly model positive same-sex romantic relationships. The four main characters are now in their first year of college and are paired off into two same-sex … Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users. It would be best to read the other books first because this one has a lot of spoilers about them. That said, and only on the basis of one read, this novella takes that already exquisite romantic writing and takes it to a much higher level. The Creekwood kids are all off at different colleges, and they’re playing catch-up with each other as told through email. Now the Creekwood High crew are first years at different colleges, navigating friendship and romance the way their story began—on email. , is told in the form of email exchanges between Simon, Blue, Abby, Leah and the rest of the gang. Reviewed in the United States on July 12, 2020. It was such a fun book and I quickly fell in love with all the characters and their storylines. Add to Wish List. How do they compare? PUBLICATION DETAILS: by Penguin Books Australia on September 1st, 2020 It’s the follow-up series to Love, Simon (2018), a movie based on Becky Albertalli’s Simon vs. It was an easy way to read the book and wasn’t overly long being a novella. Review: Love, Creekwood Posted on September 17, 2020 September 21, 2020 by Chris Love, Creekwood is a wonderful and fitting farewell to the world and characters introduced by Becky Albertalli in Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda . Love Creekwood by Becky Albertalli is out Sept 1, 2020. Love Victor. It felt like a good check-in with the characters. It’s been more than a year since Simon and Blue turned their anonymous online flirtation into an IRL relationship, and just a few months since Abby and Leah’s unforgettable night at senior prom.Now the Creekwood High crew are first years at different colleges, navigating friendship and romance the way their story began—on email. I finished it in under 3 hours. WORD/PAGE COUNT: 128 pages See something that needs to be addressed? SpoilerTV - TV Spoilers Start We bring you a comprehensive and up to date spoiler service on all the major US TV shows and Movies. Nice to meet ya! This was super cute. I'm sort of sad!! 2020 Goodreads Challenge: 24 out of 40. The emotion that Albertalli has packed into this short novella is impressive and I genuinely couldn’t … If you chose to provide an email address, it will only be used to contact you about your comment. Lol. See All Buying Options. In one email Simon admits to being "a little drunk" when he's writing it. I’d like to start off by saying I love the fact that 100% of the proceeds are being donated to an LGBT nonprofit (I’m not sure if that’s an ongoing thing or for a limited time). I’m not trying to say that it’s not something that someone would do, but I felt it was just bad writing on her part. AUTHOR: Becky Albertalli ❤ Normally I don’t read novellas because I find them too much of a tease, but I’m so grateful to Becky Albertalli for giving us this follow-up so we could catch up with our favorite characters! It is such a long time ago, though, that I couldn't really place some of them anymore, and certainly not their mail names. All thoughts and opinions are my own. You quickly become aware of each person’s different writing style and the general tone of their e-mails. There's some speculation at one point that Simon may be struggling with depression. ( Log Out / But I loved every second of it. In the Acknowledgements, author Becky Albertalli says she spent five years swearing she'd never write this book. As soon as I started Love, Creekwood, I was immediately enveloped in the familiar voice of the characters I loved so much in Simon, Leah on the Offbeat and The Upside of Unrequited. It was great to see how the characters were handling college and their relationships post-high school. Searching for streaming and purchasing options ... Common Sense is a nonprofit organization. It's been more than a year since Simon and Blue turned their anonymous online flirtation into an IRL relationship and just a few months since Abby and Leah's unforgettable night at senior prom. I’m Felicia, a twenty-something Canadian with an obsession with slow-burn romances and a penchant for babbling. I hope that you enjoy your stay! A nice quick read to catch up on characters we’ve seen before, though I do wish there had been a bit more of a time jump and “where are they now?” scenario instead of just a summer away from previous novels. Write a review. The Creekwood High family is spread out across the Eastern Seaboard, which causes a bit of tension throughout the group as the year progresses.
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