Note: This is a spoiler-free review for Love, Creekwood, however may contain spoilers for Simon Vs The Homosapiens Agenda and Leah on the Offbeat.
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.
Everything about this novella screams CUTE!!! Simon and Bram charmed me ever since I read Simon Vs The Homosapiens Agenda years ago, and I’d been dying to know what happened to them after high school. It was also nice to catch up with Leah and Abby.
The novella was written as a series of email exchanges between Simon, Bram, Leah and Abby. I loved the sweet and funny banter between the characters, which came through despite the format being email rather than actual dialogue. I loved that each character had their own unique voice—Simon being dorky, Bram being poetic, Leah being a bit glass-half-empty, and Abby just being Abby.
It was a feel-good story, super short and sweet, and I finished it in just one sitting. It was the perfect light-hearted, non-committal read.
I didn’t expect this, but characters from other YA books made cameos here, like Monty and Percy from The Gentleman’s Guide! It was a fun touch!
This novella was short and sweet and there was some build to a central conflict, but not as much drama as most other YA contemporary novels. I personally didn’t mind it, but if drama is what you’re looking for, it might not be your cup of tea.
And… that’s it! I’ll keep my review short and sweet, just like the book.
Love, Creekwood was a really sweet warm and fuzzy read and I loved catching up with Simon and his gang. If you’ve loved the previous books in this series, and are looking for a light-hearted pick-me-up, this might be the book for you!
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