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Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda Review

simon vs the homo sapiens agenda

  • Title & Author: Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
  • Publisher: Balzer + Bray (Imprint of Harper Collins)
  • Date of Publishing: March 25, 2015
  • Genre(s): YA, Contemporary, Romance
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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 with, will be jeopardized.

As his email correspondence with Blue grows more flirtatious every day, Simon’s junior year has suddenly gotten all kinds of complicated. 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 ever met.

All I can say is WOW. This book was awesome!! I got this book from a Books A Million sale and have been rereading it. Just reread it for about the third time because it’s one of the Florida Teens Reads books. 🙂 Anyways…I’m doing a different format for my book review this time since it organizes my thoughts a bit more. Hope you like the new format! Comment down below if you have any thoughts about it. 😀

  • Simon was first of all a Harry Potter fan (or Potterhead if you want the proper fandom name XD). There were a few Harry Potter references sprinkled throughout the book that made it even more enjoyable than it already was.
  • The storyline was just the cutest! With all of the little weird moments of the crazy Spier family and the adorableness of Bieber, it just never ended.
  • Simon was obviously the protagonist, and I think he was accurately depicted. He had his flaws of course….but he was also someone who people who have had issues with coming out can relate to. I don’t personally have experience with these types of things, but what with friends’ experiences it seems portrayed very well with Simon’s character
  • I TOTALLY ship Simon and Blue. Their emails back and forth are a perfect mix of banter and flirtiness (I know it’s not a word…go with it. HAHA).
  • And of course, if you have taken a look around my blog it’s a diverse book!! 🙂
  • The high school social life was more accurately portrayed in this book thankfully! Personally, nowadays there doesn’t seem to be that much of a social hierarchy in high school. Maybe other schools in different areas are different?? I for one was refreshed by a good depiction of modern high school life and not this cliche stuff that the media and Hollywood always throws at us.
  • I absolutely loved the Spier family atmosphere!!!

  • Martin Addison….do not even get me started on this character. -_-
  • I never was a HUGE fan of love triangles….so the one between Abby, Nick, and Leah was slightly annoying. I think it was pretty interesting when Martin Addison was thrown into the mix, so I guess it was kinda more of a “quadrangle.” (Who knew I could come up with so many new words?)
  • I wasn’t a very big fan of Simon’s dad either. I don’t know why. Maybe it’s just the way he acted??

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Thanks for reading everyone! Hope you guys liked this new review format! Give me some feedback and please comment down below. 😀

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