Review: Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

19547856Published: 7 April 2015 by Balzer + Bray

Language read: English

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, LGBT

Pages: 303

Rating: ★★★★★

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.



This book was a fun and easy read. This book is very relatable. It has all the problems and thoughts of a high school student. School, family, friends, fitting in, and first love. And be accepted for who you are.

The characters felt very real. And they did not blend into each other. I loved Simon’s group of friends, and his family. They were very supportive. I also loved Simon. He is so cute.

My favorite part of this book was the emails between the mysterious blue and Simon. The emails, and the anticipation of not knowing who blue is made both me and Simon excited. It took me back to when I was in high school. And I was chatting with my boyfriend before we were together.

This book has it all for a fun read, mystery, romance and teenage drama. This book made me so happy. I could not stop smiling, and I got butterflies in my stomach.

To be honest, this genre is not what I usually choose to read. I bought this book on a whim, because it was on sale on Kindle. And I knew that a lot of people liked this book. After reading this book I am so glad I bought it. I love this book.

I gave this book 5 out of 5 stars.

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