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Love, Creekwood

(Simonverse #3.5)

3.76  ·  Rating details ·  7,106 ratings  ·  1,503 reviews
Fall in love all over again with the characters from the bestselling Simonverse novels in this highly anticipated epilogue novella. 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 month
Kindle Edition, 128 pages
Published June 30th 2020 by Balzer + Bray
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Ruby YES. I saw that too! Maybe it is just like an editing error? I'm reading the e-book, if it matters. I'm glad I'm not the only one who saw this, I thou…moreYES. I saw that too! Maybe it is just like an editing error? I'm reading the e-book, if it matters. I'm glad I'm not the only one who saw this, I thought I was missing something...(less)
Your Supreme, Intergalactic Empress Well, no one NEEDS to, but I personally would. If you don't read Leah's first, there's going to be some spoilers in this book. It would probably make …moreWell, no one NEEDS to, but I personally would. If you don't read Leah's first, there's going to be some spoilers in this book. It would probably make a little bit more sense if you read Leah's first.
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Apr 21, 2020 marked it as to-read
Shelves: to-buy, queer
you know what, when an author announces that all of the money they earn for a queer book they've written goes to queer charity? We cry, we stan, we buy the damn book. ...more
Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
It was fun to be back with the Creekwood gang, but I'd be lying if I said that this wasn't pointless? Definitely not bad, just.. pointless. Meh ...more
Larry H
Jun 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars, rounded up.

Boy, it felt so good to be back in the Love, Simon universe!!

This novella picks up where Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda and Leah on the Offbeat left off. Simon, Bram, Leah, and Abby are all in college now, dealing with being away from home, trying to make the most of their college experience, navigating long-distance relationships and love and all the beauty and insecurities that come with it.

“When we say we want to freeze time, what we mean is that we want t
Virginia Ronan ♥ Herondale ♥
May 21, 2020 marked it as to-read
Shelves: lgbtq
Okay, how come literally almost no one has this on their radar?!
Like seriously!!??

If my blogging friend Sabrina wouldn’t have mentioned this in one of her tags I wouldn’t even know this is a thing! So thank you Sabrina for bringing this to my attention!! <333

And yes, I’m writing this to make you guys aware of it too! Because I’m pretty sure there are a lot of fans out there that didn’t know there’s going to be a “Simonverse book 3.5”!!!

Now we can be happy about it together! *lol* =)))
Kevin (Irish Reader)
The way I cried 3 pages into this book

I really enjoyed this and absolutely loved being reunited with the characters, as they hold such a huge place in my heart. This story and this world means so much to me and this honestly felt like a catch-up with friends. Is this book particularly necessary to read? No. Is this book for the fans, like me, that love these characters? Yes. If you love Simon (see what I did there) then you’ll enjoy this short novella. One of my favorite parts about Simon Vs. is
C.G. Drews
Aug 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was just a genuine wholesome delight. 🥺💛 It was like going back to be with old friends and catching up, seeing what they've been up to, and being so so proud of them. These kids!! They're off to college and figuring out relationships! Their friendships weren't just that highschool-convenience, they are deep and real and they care about each other aND I JUST HAVE SO MANY FEELINGS--

My biggest question is just: why is this not a novel.
It's about 100 pages but there was so much to explore here?
Let me be clear here.

Simon and Blue are the softest couple and human beings ever.
There's no way in hell anyone could change my mind.
They are my children.
Half of my soul gets the will to live puerly from their existence.
If I'm in my worst, I only have to think about them to know it's worth fighting.
They saved my life several times.

And now they are back and saying thing like this:
"I can’t wait to forget what missing you feels like."

That's what this book is. It made me forget how much I m
Jul 11, 2020 rated it it was ok
pros: becky donating all the profits to a LGBT charity. we love that, we support that.

cons: this book exists.
hillary ☾
Jun 18, 2020 rated it did not like it
Shelves: novellas
This book shouldn’t exist. It’s as simple as that. I don’t really know what I was expecting but it wasn’t this boring mess.

Quick summary:
- this book is only emails with no clear final goal, (view spoiler) It felt like a full length novel instead of only 100 pages because I was bored out of my mind.
- Simon mopes for the entire thing because him and Bram are long-distancing in college (would you still call it a healthy relationship
Lauren Lanz
Jul 25, 2020 rated it liked it
While this was fun to read, it didn’t have a real plot and felt mainly like fan service.

Told through a compilation of emails, Love, Creekwood is a novella following everyone in the Simonverse through their early college days. Simon and Bram are managing long distance while Leah and Abby are fortunate enough to be roommates.

There was never a clear objective to this story, which left me slightly bothered. Besides seeing the characters once again, this novella doesn’t have any substance save for th
April (Aprilius Maximus)
Sep 20, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2020
1.) Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda ★★★★★
2.) The Upside of Unrequited ★★★★
3.) Leah on the Offbeat ★★★★★
3.5) Love, Creekwood ★★★★


"When we say we want to freeze time, what we mean is that we want to control our memories. We want to choose which moments we'll keep forever. We want to guarantee the best ones won't slip away from us somehow. So when something beautiful happens, there's this impulse to press pause and save the game. We want to mak
Saimon (ZanyAnomaly)
Apr 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: lgbt
June 30:
I am... speechless. Becky had no right to do this to me, yet also had every right to do this to me.
I was so happy reading this the entire time, but it also sort of credcendo'd in intensity (?) and I'm just... my brain has short circuited.
I feel overwhelmed.
This was so beautiful.

Will make a video or a longer review soon.

I WANNA SCREAM ABOUT THIS BOOK FROM MY ROOFTOP ALREADY, but it's midnight and my neighbors would whup my as
Jun 30, 2020 added it
So this was obviously super sweet. And made me really nostalgic for SIMON VS. (I can't believe it was only five years ago? I was a little baby and went into the bookstore on debut day looking straight for it and loved it as much I thought I would.) I also loved all the college feels because this is how I felt with my friends, I think. And the NYU feels are also fun :)

The only things that threw me off were the constant Harry Potter references and mentions which... I get are a thing, but they've a
Jul 09, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
“As I sat there reading this, bored out of my mind and constantly rolling my eyes I couldn’t help but wonder: am I too old for this sh*t already?”

Jun 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
Really cute and totally worth the read - it's a good one-sitting visit into how all the characters of Simon Vs. are doing in college. Wish it was a full novel! I especially recommend buying because Becky Albertalli is donating all of her advance & royalties to The Trevor Project. <3 ...more
Sep 20, 2020 rated it liked it
3.5 stars

I love being back in the Simonverse! This novella was told during the first year of college for and was all emails mostly between Simon, Bram, Abby and Leah. I liked this and it was great catching up, but there was no real story to it.
Jul 19, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2020, lgbtqiap
2.5 - Well… this was a thing that I read. Yes, there were some cute parts and at times it was fun to see what the characters were up to after the ends of their books. But overall I just did not like the way this was written.

Having it all being emails between the characters just felt weird. Because there were so many scenes that they’d mention to one another that I wish I could’ve actually read instead of just getting a little summary in an email conversation. Also, there are so many conversatio
May 11, 2020 marked it as to-read
Is it worth it to put myself through 100+ pages of Leah for the sake of 100+ pages of Simon, Bram, and Abby 🤔
prag ♻
Dec 10, 2020 rated it liked it
oh my GOD they're so annoying shut the fuck up about LOVE im NDJFHSJFHSJJFJGJF this audiobook is a two hour long exercise in my patience ...more
2 stars

Y'all this story was a mess. I recently reread Simon vs the Homosapiens Agenda and I was really disappointed that I didn't enjoy it as much as I had two years ago; however, I was still expecting to like this novella. Clearly, this did not meet my expectations.

We can start with the fact that there was literally no point to this story and no plot whatsoever. It only consisted of emails exchanged between Simon and Bram, Leah and Abby, and members of their friend group in which these they
Jul 03, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2020, lgbtq

Honestly, the more I think about this the more I’m kind of disappointed. It felt rather flat. And some of the romance parts were ridiculous, like how Simon and Blue were so dependent on one another. They couldn’t go two seconds without missing each other and whining about the other not being there with them.

And what IS it with everyone needing to be paired up? Why did Nick need to get with someone?

The ending was really quite abrupt. The ending to Leah was a better end for this series as a
lazy me is scrolling through Twitter (yesterday) and comes across Becky albertalli’s page. when I read that we were getting a new novella in one of my all-time favorite series, I screamed so loudly my family came to see if I was okay! first of all it is amazing that Becky is donating all of her proceeds from this book to the Trevor project, an organization for LGBTQ+ youth! and this book will also be entirely written in emails! usually I don’t like reading books like this but many of the previou ...more
Jun 30, 2020 added it
too many fucking Harry Potter references :)
PSA: If you order any print copy in any language by 7th July 2020, and email proof to, along with your address and the name you want on the bookplate (before 11.59pm ET on 7 July '20), Becky will send you a signed custom bookplate! Open internationally!

Check out Becky's instagram post for more info.

These bookplates were designed by two of my favourite Simonverse fanartists so obviously I'm extra pumped!

Isn't it gorgeous (by @kidovna and @grayskyluna):

bookplate template

Jaye Berry
This was stupid. The only reason I'm not completely mad is because she's donating all proceeds to The Trevor Project but otherwise this is so pointless??? This is 120 pages of emails between Simon, Blue, Leah, and Abby but it's really just all about how horny and emo Simon and Blue are to each other from having to be long distance. Seriously it was just annoying. Leah and Abby do not add anything to this book and it makes even less sense because they are damn roommates but they are emailing each ...more
Alyssa Thomas
Love, Creekwood is the epilogue I wanted. I absolutely enjoyed every second I spent reading this, which honestly wasn't very many seconds since this book was only 100 pages long. I teared up quite a bit. Becky Albertalli just has a way to hit you in the feels unlike any other YA contemporary author. I don't want to say good-bye to these characters yet!!!!!!!!!! I'm sort of sad!!! ...more
Dec 28, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2020
This was such a fun little story and experience with some of my favourite and MOST PRECIOUS characters I have read. I imagine to go back and reread this one again so many times, for all the small poetic moments scattered through it, because there were some. I have to properly do a read through and highlight all of my favourite quotes.

Was this book the most necessary addition to the Simonverse? No. Did I still absolutely love reading it and following some of my favourites as they grow up and get
Jan 31, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2021
This was such a cute book! I loved reading about all of the characters again and I kind of want to reread the books from this series now.

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Oct 30, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the pinnacle of cuteness. Period. It even made me love Leah and Abby even though I didn’t love their book very much.
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Becky Albertalli is the author of the acclaimed novels Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda (film: Love, Simon), The Upside of Unrequited, and Leah on the Offbeat. She is also the co-author of What If It's Us with Adam Silvera. A former clinical psychologist who specialized in working with children and teens, Becky lives with her family in Atlanta. You can visit her online at ...more

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Simonverse (3 books)
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