Book Title: Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda
Author: Becky Albertalli
Format/Publisher: Paperback/ Balzer + Bray
Rating: 5 stars/5 stars
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.
To be honest, I’ve really no idea how this things go but yep, I’ll do it anyway.
I thought it will take me more than a month to finally finish this book because I have a lot of school works to do, but this book just can’t wait. Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda is a light weighted story but as soon as you open the book, you’ll really know that you are definitely be in love with the characters! I mean, we can relate to each character.
It is cool that the characters have their personalities, issues and their might are all realistic that even the readers experience (not all, maybe?).
This book seems so real to me, the way the problem is stated, how we fall in love with our friend, how we feel when we see our crush, and definitely, the way we feel when we fall in love! And the way Simon tells a story made me fall in love even more. Those emails shown adds up the spice of the book mainly because, you are aware of what exactly Jacques and Blue are talking about.
Simon is the character that I can relate most, his irritation about being left out sometimes, his thought about beer (definitely haha), his crushing moments, his affection towards his friends and definitely the love for Oreos. I love how Simon, Leah, Nick and Abby’s friendship flows, it shows the reality that no friendship is perfect but you love them anyway, those friendship issues, how you overcame that and made friendship stronger than ever. Simon’s relationship with his parents is cool because there shows that parents really will accept their children despite who they want to be.
By the time Blue reveals himself, it is really cute, he’s cute, his shyness made everything so cute. I’ve been grinning the whole time I am reading it, those sweet moments just stays on my mind and make me smile every time I remember it.
All in all, for me, this book is really not about sexuality, this book is about how you learn to accept yourself and be confident for what you really are. And I really love this book.
This is my first review and this book is for y’all who wants a light story which can make you fall in love effortlessly.
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