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Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky…

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda (2015)

by Becky Albertalli

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i normally do not go for young adult contemporary but this book is SO CUTE i kept having to put my book down it was just TOO CUTE ( )
  ireneattolia | Sep 3, 2018 |
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● i have a physical copy
○ read an e-version, will definitely purchase physical book
○ read an e-version, a physical book will be appreciated
○ read an e-version, not interested in its physical book
● a page-turner
● less than 500 pages
● diverse in any way
○ something’s lacking
○ took me a long time to finish
● an LMAO read
● i laughed more than a few times
○ it’s j u s t awkward
○ gave me goosebumps
○ one of the best books i’ve read
○ painful & sad
○ tear-jerker
○ a roller-coaster of emotions
○ thrilling
○ confusing
● sooo relatable (okay maybe not SO relatable, but relatable)
○ it is kind of annoying
○ it has a lot of flashbacks
○ it moved me
● would recommend!
● great even for a reread (YESSSS will reread it before the movie airs!)
● definitely a YAY
○ i’m sorry it’s a NAY
○ it’s between YAY and NAY


There’s really not much I can tell about this book because you just have to READ IT ALREADY (NOW, NOW, NOW) and see for yourself! What’s inside: Blue, oreo, e-mail. I’m not a fan of oreo but this book made me crave for it. I don’t usually read LGBTQIA+ books but I’ve read two from Becky Albertalli already. That’s how changing this book is.

It also has an upcoming movie, I think everybody knows but anyway it’s called “Love, Simon” and there’s no way I’m going to miss that. Just. No. Way. The movie’s mainly the reason why I read this book. I always end up watching the movie first before the book it was based from. That’s me being stupid. I already know what’s gonna happen when I read it and I can no longer imagine the place or the characters anymore since the movie gives the picture already without blurring anything.

Now take a look at this picture:


Simon and Blue were sending e-mails on my birthday! Okay, maybe that’s really nothing and I should keep it to myself but I’m just so happy. It’s like, finally, I know what these characters are doing on my birthday. Days like my birthday are usually not in books because of the events during that week but this book has it and I’m like, wow. I just loved the feeling. Actually, I love everything about this book. Speaking of love…


It’s a lovely read. You shouldn’t miss this book. ( )
  Mervilyn | Sep 2, 2018 |
Simon is outed while trying to deal with his best friends' problems, his parents, and his youngest sister.

I liked Simon. His family was weird but likable. The story captured the angst of the teen years. Best friends are not easy to tell especially when jealousy comes along. He is also falling in love with a Tumblr e-mail pal. I liked how social media is portrayed--the good and the bad to the downright ugly.

This is a good beach read. I look forward to more in the series. ( )
  Sheila1957 | Aug 25, 2018 |
So dang sweet. Loved it! ( )
  ambersnowpants | Aug 23, 2018 |
In Simon vs. the Homo Sapien Agenda, Simon, a gay teenager, enters into an anonymous email relationship with another gay, male student named Blue when he discovers his post on the school Tumblr site. But Simon is careless, and he leaves the content of one of his emails on the screen when he signs out of the computer at the school library. Another student, Martin, threatens to expose Simon as being gay. He uses that information to blackmail Simon into promoting a relationship for him with Abby, one of Simon’s best friends. Throughout the novel, the reader becomes familiar with, not only Simon, but also his circle of friends and the individual dynamics that are occurring within that group. Simon is such a likable fellow, full of feeling and humor, so one cannot help but wish him the best, as he strives to find his path through this social quagmire. I so appreciated this novel because I felt that it presented a very relevant coming of age story, one which is true to the high school scene, and one to which many teenagers might relate. ( )
  haymaai | Aug 10, 2018 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0062348671, Hardcover)

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 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.

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"Sixteen-year-old, not-so-openly-gay Simon Spier is blackmailed into playing wingman for his classmate or else his sexual identity--and that of his pen pal--will be revealed"--

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