Gay teen rom-com Love, Simon became an instant favorite of LGBTQ+ moviegoers in 2018 and fans have been clamoring for more of the story ever since. Well, they're about to be satiated this coming Pride Month with Hulu's upcoming TV spinoff, Love, Victor, as well as the original novel writer, Becky Albertalli's newly announced sequel, Love, Creekwood!
The book will be the third installment of Albertalli's "Simonverse" following Leah on the Offbeat. She says it will be "all emails, and it’s set during the gang’s first year of college (after Leah on the Offbeat, before Love, Victor). DEFINITELY contains spoilers for Simon and Leah’s books. Also contains: "shenanigans, exclamation points, yearning, Drunk Simon, Nostalgic Blue, Finals Week Abby, Valentine’s Day Leah, big decisions, and MUCH talk of kissing."
Albertalli, who is an outspoken LGBTQ+ ally, revealed that proceeds from the book will be donated to The Trevor Project. "I’m donating 100% of my English language royalty advance to @TrevorProject," she tweeted, "the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25."
She says it's hard to explain how much the organization means to her. "They do the work I can’t, and they do it with such thoughtfulness, care, and commitment to research-based best practices." She poignantly adds, "they have saved *many* of my readers’ lives. And, as I’m sure you can imagine, there’s been a huge spike in the volume of crisis calls due to COVID19 and its specific impact on LGBTQ youth."
We're so hyped for more Simon and the gang, and the proceeds going to a great cause is just the cherry on top!