BOOK: Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda
AUTHOR: Becky Albertalli
FORMAT / PUBLISHER: Hardcover / Balzer + Bray
Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now Simon is actually being blackmailed: if he doesn’t play wingman for class clown Martin, his sexual identity will become everyone’s business. Worse, the privacy of Blue, the pen name of the boy he’s been emailing, will be compromised.
With some messy dynamics emerging in his once tight-knit group of friends, and his email correspondence with Blue growing more flirtatious every day, Simon’s junior year has suddenly gotten all kinds of complicated. Now, change-averse Simon has to find a way to step out of his comfort zone before he’s pushed out—without alienating his friends, compromising himself, or fumbling a shot at happiness with the most confusing, adorable guy he’s never met.
Rating: 5 stars
That feeling when you’ve not heard anything else about this book aside from good reviews.
Bookworms, Simon is the kind of character whom I believe everyone will like and love. At the very first page of this book, I already knew how this book would make me feel throughout the whole story. I have a friend of mine who acts like Simon and he’s so adorable and awesome and just aaaHHhhhH *squeals* <3! Also, Simon is a perfect example of a true bestfriend. I don’t know how to explain his charm, but trust me, he has it and I admire him because of that.
I know that this book helped me to understand the life of being a gay (it’s so hard to open up to some people!). Simon’s quite unsure if he’s going to let the cat out of the bag because he doesn’t know how people would react. Some people just don’t understand this issue. This book was indeed an eye-opener to everyone! Becky’s writing style was so adorable and clever. I highly recommend this book to everyone. TO EVERYONE. ❤
I want to have someone like Simon in real life.
P.S. Simon, Becky and I are November babies! Also, I’m less than a week younger than Simon. 😄
Have you read this book? If so, what are your thoughts about it? 🙂