Title: Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda
Author: Becky Albertalli
Rating: 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.
I absolutely loved this book!!! I’m so happy I finally had the motivation to read it.It’s such a a cute read and I flew through it in just a few hours. The movie trailer was recently released so I told myself it’s time to read the book.
Simon is an awesome main character and I just love him. I love how his thoughts felt genuine and not forced. Throughout the book, you can see Simon grow as a character. He becomes more comfortable with his identity as he comes out to his friends and family. There is plenty of angst without it getting to dramatic. I like the friendships in this book, but I felt like Simon and Nick didn’t have much iterations. I would also have liked to see more of Leah in the story.
The love interest ‘Blue’ was also absolutely adorable. So throughout most of the book you don’t know who Blue is, there are some character’s that maybe could be Blue. Turns out I was wrong. I really loved Simon and Blue’s relationship, they didn’t know who each other was so there was n cheesy descriptions about there looks. They fell in love with each others personalities which was adorable.
I think it was a hilarious, cute and heartwarming debut novel and it dealt with LGBT issues perfectly.I definitely recommend that you pick this book up if your look for a light fast read.