"Funny, moving and emotionally wise."
- Kirkus Reviews
"Albertalli’s sensitive, incisive novel expertly gets at the complexity of identity, the difficulty of change, and the importance of growth."
- Booklist
"Savor it, because you’ll read it for the first time only once. Worthy of Fault in Our Stars-level obsession."
"...this is a coming-of-age, coming-out, and defying-the-odds story with which many teens will identify."
"...written with such breathtaking empathy, and such generosity of spirit, that reading this book instead feels sort of like reading a particularly well-put-together journal."
"This generation of teens coming out will find security in their sexuality within these pages"
"A brilliantly confident book."
"...readers will fall madly in love with Simon."
- Publisher's Weekly
"…not since Levithan’s Boy Meets Boy have readers been treated to such a happy sigh of a book about two boys falling in love."
"...over the course of this radically tender debut, we're reminded that while high school mercifully ends, the stumble toward growth continues, one freaking awkward step at a time."
"...YOU need this book."
"This story is honest, timeless, and sure to bring forth a few tears."
"This is one debut that should NOT be missed."