I wasn't sure how I would take to this book because of it being a YA, but when I received it and started reading it, I was hooked~! It's an easy book to get into; I was really taken by not only Simon and Amy but Katie as well. I personally think there are a lot of young adults who will be able to relate to the characters in this book. Even with all the problems that arise, the good shines through and makes this book an amazing read. I know just a little about foreign languages so I kind of understand that part in this book. Converse did a great job considering this is the first Book and I'll definitely read another book of his.
He is shy. Unassuming. Inexperienced.
She is Subway Girl. Cool. Unattainable.
From the moment he sees her on a Hong Kong subway, Simon is intrigued by Amy, but he doesn't have the nerve to talk to her. When he finally works up the courage, he realizes he can't. Because Amy doesn't speak Chinese, and Simon is failing English.
But somehow, Amy and Simon connect, and they find that they understand each other. Enough for Simon to admit that he is dropping out of school. Enough for Amy to confess that she is pregnant with her ex-boyfriend's baby. Amy and Simon feel lost in a world so much bigger than they are, and yet they still have each other.
In this brilliant debut by P. J. Converse, two unlikely teenagers discover that love has a language all its own.