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  • "My parents are especially jolly tonight because it's Bachelorette night...We all watched the show yesterday, but tonight is the night we Skype with Alice at Wesleyan to discuss it. It's the new Spier family tradition." (20).
  • "I've never been so aware of my heartbeat. Blue and his vertical handwriting and the word 'love' repeated over and over again." (262-263).
  • "And I don't want you guys to think anything different. I'm still me..." (movie quote).
  • Characterization Simon's family is introduced. They all love to watch The Bachelorette every Sunday night together. He has two sisters, but his older one is away at college.
  • "I keep thinking about what my dad said. You're pretty brave, kid." (261).
  • "...There's something stiff and pokey between my shoulder blades... A piece of paper is taped to the fabric inside..." (262).
  • "Jacques a dit, right?" (202).
  • Imagery Even though Simon received this note days before, he just discovered it. He admired Blue's handwriting, and his heart was racing. He regret that he didn't find this note earlier.
  • EMAIL
  • From: Blue
  • Theme Earlier, Nora saw the post made on Creek Secrets about Simon being gay. Simon thought it was best to confess to his parents that he's gay. He confessed on Christmas day. The theme is 'Don't look at people differently for being themselves.'
  • Albertalli, Becky. Simon vs. the Homosapiens Agenda.         New York, New York: HarperCollins, 2015, Print.
  • Flashback In the past, Simon has asked Blue for his phone number, but Blue always said he isn't ready for that. Simon received a shirt from Blue, but he didn't even try it on until the night they planned to meet. Turns out Blue gave him his phone number a long time ago.
  • "P.S. I love the way you smile like you don't realize you're doing it. I love your perpetual bed head. I love the way you hold eye contact a moment longer than you need to. And I love your moon-gray eyes. So if you think I'm not attracted to you, Simon, you're crazy. And underneath that, he's written his number." (262).
  • Symbolism Blue eventually finds out what Simon's real name is. He went by the name of Jacques. His screen name has a special meaning behind it, meaning 'Simon Says' in French.
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