I’m floored by how much I loved this book. Unique, touching, and funny.
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda
by Becky Albertalli
CORINA’S BOOK REVIEW
I LOVE how uniquely written Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda was.
From the very first word on – I was enthralled.
The author’s wit but especially her humor had my complete attention. I’m not kidding when I say that with the first few sentences I KNEW that I would love this book. Sometimes it really doesn’t take much more than that to be 100 % into a book.
It just clicked.
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda was a perfect combination of a coming of age as well as coming out story that was funny and touching at the same time. Every single character were extremely likable. From parents to siblings to classmates – there was nobody that rubbed me the wrong way.
Simon’s internal thoughts made me smile and chuckle. He had a wonderful dry humor and a sarcastic undertone that immediately spoke to me. His endearing and very sweet personality guaranteed that I thoroughly enjoyed his stumbling attempts to come out of the closet.
I have to admit that some of these YA M/M stories on the market are exceptionally well written, intriguingly different in plot and style, and their light-hearted but also timely stories make for a completely entertaining as well as captivating read.
I’m in love with these YA M/M stories – truly in love.
Becky Albertalli took two well established genres, mixed them up, and delivered a story that was unique in it’s approach, witty and funny, and not as emotionally depressing as many other YA novels. I applaud her for deciding against all the doom and gloom. Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda was an adorably uplifting novel, that was fun to listen to, left me utterly satisfied and in high spirits. I can’t wait to read The Upside of Unrequited (already requested it from the library) and her newest book LEAH ON THE OFFBEAT coming out in 2018 is already on my tbr list.
If I find an author that speaks to me the way Becky Albertalli did, I won’t stop until I read all of her books. Her voice and writing style worked for me in the best of ways. She is someone I would recommend immediately.
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.
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