Simon Spier: Dear Victor, glad you reached out. First of all, welcome to Creekwood. I know beginnings are rocky, but I really hope you end up loving it as much as I did. I'm sorry that you don't have anyone in your life that you can open up to. And you're right. I have no idea what it's like to be you. I can only tell you what I do know. For me, figuring out who I was and declaring it to the world was the scariest thing I ever had to do, even with parents who are so liberal they have special sneakers just for protesting. It was hard, but we found our way through it. Who knows? Maybe your family could find their way through your stuff, too. And maybe you'll find the people in Creekwood who will support you like my friends did. The people you can tell anything to. And if you're very lucky, maybe somewhere within the halls of that school, you'll find the person who's gonna change your life forever. A few years ago, I told my now‐boyfriend Bram that he deserves a great love story. That I deserve a great love story. And you deserve one, too, Victor. Hope this helps. I'm here if you need me. Love, Simon.
Victor Salazar: Dear Simon, you don't know me, but my family just moved to Atlanta, and today was my first day at Creekwood High, and I heard all about you... I'm kind of excited to start over. There just wasn't a lot of room to be different. Screw you for having the world's most perfect, accepting parents. For some of us, it's not that easy. I don't expect you to write me back. Honestly, this message kind of got away from me, and you probably think I'm totally insane. But I just need you to know that you're very lucky, Simon. Sincerely, Victor.
Victor Salazar (about Pilar): It was just a rough first day. She takes a while to get adjusted to new things. Like, like, you remember when Adrian was born? She would call him "the creature." And then three weeks later, he was "her creature." She wouldn't put him down.
Isabel Salazar: You're right. You're right. She just, she needs some time. Thank you.
Felix Weston: Dude, you just made Mia Brooks blush.
Victor Salazar: Okay. So?
Felix Weston: You don't understand. She is the hottest girl in our class. She basically never dates, and you just made her blush. You're blushing, too.
Victor Salazar: No, I'm not.
Felix Weston: Yes, you are. At first, I couldn't tell because of your beautiful cinnamon complexion, but you totally are. You're falling in love! Being your best friend's gonna be a wild ride, isn't it?
Ms. Albright: Don't dismiss the power of the winter carnival. Good things happen there. You know, my favorite Winter Carnival story belongs to Simon Spier.
Victor Salazar: Uh, who's that?
Ms. Albright: Well, he's kind of a Creekwood legend, you know? He made a big declaration of love to this mystery guy he'd been texting and emailing. And then he rode the Ferris wheel 'round and 'round until the guy showed up. And then, in front of the whole school, they had their first kiss.