Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

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Genre: Contemporary / LGBTQIA

Synopsis: 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.

200words (or less) review: I love this book. Go read it. It’ll make you happy. Yeah ok… reviews should probably have more contents.

Simon loves Oreos and Harry Potter, he also thinks he might be falling in love with Blue. The mysterious boy he’s been corresponding with via email. Only now one of his classmates has found out about him and Blue and his using it to blackmail Simon into helping him.

Becky Albertalli has written completely real characters. Simon might as well have been sitting next to me telling me his story (I would have bought Oreos). I loved him and his friends for being so believable. Simon isn’t Mr Perfect, he judges just as he fears he’ll be judged but that is part of why Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda is so wonderful, hence the book-love-gushing.

I’m pretty sure Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda is going to be one of my favourite books of 2015.

Recommend it?

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