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Simon vs the Homosapiens Agenda

  • Before I begin, I’d just like to say that reading this book was actually never meant to happen. I was meant to be reading Hunted by Meagan Spooner (I do like that book though and I’ll be finishing that off this week) I got Simon Vs The Homosapiens Agenda to read AFTER Hunted but I just picked it up one day and was meant to read just a page or so but obviously judging that I wrote a book review and my Goodreads status says “READ” on this book, it means that indeed I have finished the book. But I’m not complaining because it was such an awesome read and I did not expect to like it so much that my fingers are itching to read it again.

    I read Becky Albertalli before with The Upside of Unrequited and personally I didn’t enjoy it. I read through a few reviews on Goodreads and they said that that book didn’t have the personality that was seen in Simon vs the Homosapiens Agenda. Back then I was like “Yeah, yeah whatever book reviewers. I don’t believe you.” But now after reading Simon vs the Homosapiens Agenda I discovered that it was a MAJOR improvement from TUOU.

    “the way I feel about him is like a heartbeat –soft and persistent, underlying everything.”

    It was the cutest thing I’ve read since… well forever! It was even cuter than Hazel and Augustus Waters and that is definitely saying something. I won’t spoil that much but it was about a not-so-openly gay teenager called Simon Spier who emails this boy called Blue anonymously and opens up to him about his life and romance. However, his identity is put into jeopardy when a boy named Martin blackmails him to try to get him to set him up with one of Simon’s best friends, Abby or his secret would be revealed to the whole school.

    It was a beautiful book that made your heart flutter and it had the ability to make you think about the power of friendship and the importance of acceptance. The only problem I have and I must warn you that you’ll experience this throughout the book but you’ll have a very bad temptation to have oreos considering the amount of times that that “freaking” biscuit is mentioned.