Title: Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda
Author: Becky Albertalli
Page count: 303 pages
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Release date: April 7, 2015
Series / anthology / stand alone: Stand alone
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.
It’s really my first to read this LGBT kind of stuffs. I mean, most of the books I read is totally like boy and girl and around wonderful stories. But this thing, I want to read a lot of LGBT because of this inspirational gay thing stuffs.
AND I’ll be honest for this review, I even can’t explain how will I do this review! I nearly cried for everyone in the story at the same time you’ll laugh. This book will make you insane! And this will make you think who is freakin’-mysterious-loving guy BLUE is.
Craziest thing about this book is exchanging emails, like time to time. I’ve never experienced it but I sorta
like love the idea. It is pretty unique actually, both of them fell in love in emails and even though there only in one school in particular, it’s still mysterious. I can’t even know who is Blue in the first place. I’ve guess wrong too, like Simon Logic thing.Both of them are smart for saying more mysterious to let them not know each other at the other side but of course, one will seriously take the mask of to reveal his own self just to know who is the mysterious guy. Everyone love the challenge, I think this is all about challenge in life.
And another thing, I also love Simon’s parents. Because they are cool and they’re loving and incredible parents. Of course, they are worried about their sexcapade and the oral thing because of her mom is a psychologist. Even though they have a gay son, they still trying to be the cool and amazing parents in the story. I kinda love to have fictional parents as well.
For the wrap up of Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda, I totally loved it. The author nailed every piece of the grammar that will stitch this in your life. You’ll learn a lot of lesson for not being a a-hole every time and you will be in love also, not just to Simon and Blue, but to all the characters. And the twist of the story? It’s really amazing. You won’t stop wondering who is the mysterious guy and you’ll never stop thinking about this book so much, you will totally addicted to it until the end.
About the Author
Becky Albertalli is a clinical psychologist who has had the privilege of conducting therapy with dozens of smart, weird, irresistible teenagers. She also served for seven years as co-leader of a support group for gender nonconforming children in Washington, DC. She now lives with her family in Atlanta.
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