Again, I have to say the more we get into this book, the worst Clary becomes. Seriously, Clary really thinks her shit doesn’t stink. Someone really needs to take Clary and slap some sense into her. I will admit right here and now, that I sometimes fantasize of just inserting myself into the book and slapping the holy shit out of Clary myself. Unfortunately, that’s not possible.
Also Simon dear? You need to cut Clary out of your life. Clary Fray is what is commonly known as a ‘convenient friend’. Clary just loves Simon so much, but the moment he mentions Isabelle paying him any type of attention, Clary is nothing but judgemental towards Simon. Yet, Clary is all too happy to forget about Simon at a drop of a hat (which we will be diffidently be seeing evidence of this later on in this chapter). It’s just such a nice double standard on Clary’s part.
Clary Fray is what we call a convenient friend—she’s only someone’s friend when it’s beneficial and convenient to her. And as someone who was (and still is) socially awkward, I tended to attract a lot of convenient friends at his age. When I finally realized that I was investing more into our friendships than they were, I finally cut them out of my life. So I can say with some certainty that Simon needs to cut his losses and walk away from Clary. He needs to concentrate on finding real friends because this isn’t real friendship.