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Last Reviewed on June 19, 2019, by eNotes Editorial. Word Count: 241

This story by Becky Albertalli has its main focus on the life of Simon Spier, a seventeen-year-old gay teenager trying to come out of the closet. Simon’s secret is at the verge of being exposed when his email lands into the wrong hands. Despite being averse to change, Simon has to step out of his comfort zone to ensure that he does not get pushed out of the closet on anyone else's terms. Listed below are the story's main characters:

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Simon Spier – He is a seventeen-year-old gay teenager and the protagonist of the story.

Leah Burke – She is Simon’s best female friend.

Blue – He is a boy who engages with Simon in an online relationship using a pseudonym.

Nick Eisner – He is Simon’s best male friend.

Jack Spier – He is Simon’s father.

Emily Spier – She is Jack’s wife and Simon’s mother.

Nora Spier – She is Simon’s younger sister.

Alice Spier – She is a freshman at Wesleyan University and Simon’s elder sister.

Cal Price – He is the stage manager of the play Simon is in; at one point, Simon thinks he might have a crush on Cal (thinking that Cal might be "Blue").

Martin Addison – He is a socially isolated kid who finds out that Simon is gay and blackmails him.

Abigail Suso – She is a friend to Simon, who has recently moved to Georgia. She is the first person Simon comes out to.

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