Love, Simon is getting another sequel – which will see the original gang reunited in college
A new Love, Simon follow-up novella is in the works which will revisit the original characters in college.
Becky Albertalli, whose original novel Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda sparked the 2018 rom com Love, Simon and the upcoming Hulu spin-off Love, Victor, announced she is penning a new follow-up.
Love, Creekwood, which will be released in June, is set during the gang’s first year of college and will be comprised of emails between them.
It’s the third book in the series, following Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda and Leah on the Offbeat.
Love, Simon sequel novella will revisit characters in college
The author tweeted: “Me for literally years: this is the end of the Simonverse. There are no sequels coming. Never.
“Me right now: LOVE, CREEKWOOD, a Simonverse novella, out 6/30/20 from @balzerandbray in hardcover, e-book, and audio.
“It’s about a third of the length of a Simonverse book, 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.”
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Profits from Love, Creekwood will go to a great cause.
Albertalli also announced: “I’m donating 100% of my English language royalty advance to @TrevorProject, the leading national organisation providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25.
“It’s hard to explain how important @TrevorProject is to me. They do the work I can’t, and they do it with such thoughtfulness, care, and commitment to research-based best practices.
“@TrevorProject also offers internationally accessible online resources, and 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 COVID-19 and its specific impact on LGBTQ youth.”
Upcoming TV spin-off Love, Victor has seen a lot of creative uncertainty ahead of its launch, with the title of the show changing and reported behind-the-scenes disagreements about content resulting in a move from Disney+ to Hulu.
According to reports in February, Disney bosses did not want the show on their “family friendly” streaming platform because it features alcohol use, marital issues and “sexual exploration” — standard fare for a teen drama, but apparently a bridge too far for Disney+.