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


Title: Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

Author: Becky Albertalli

Series or Standalone: Standalone

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary 

Format: Paperback

Publication Date: April 7th 2015








Goodreads Summary:
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.

My Review:
This book was amazing! The writing spoke to me in such a perfect way. We all need to thank and congratulate Becky Albertalli for writing such an incredible and meaningful debut novel. This book was written in a way to make people laugh and be enjoyable, but relatable as well as embarrassing at the same time. I loved that. I couldn't stop reading the second half of this book. I read it all in one sitting and it was incredible. I had lots of feelings during that period of time. 

The switching from email to normal day was a great aspect to tell the story from. I loved reading the e-mails so much! They were deep, funny and adorably cute! The relationship between "Blue" and Simon over e-mail was done in such an awesome way. It made me feel the way I usually feel whilst reading a cute romance book that involves my OTP. 

This is such an important book and not only because it is enjoyable to read, but it deals with topics so current in our society. I have to say it is done in one of the best ways possible. Through humour, but at the right times she includes the right emotions and that's why I enjoyed this so much. Becky knew what she was talking about and how to go about it. 

I reccommend this book to everyone. If you are dealing with your sexuality, your family, your social life or you are just a person in general, I think it is extremely beneficial that you read this amazing book as it is hilariously relevant and just awesome.



Plot: ★★★★★

Characters: ★★★★★

Writing: ★★★★★

Feels/Romance: ★★★★.5


Overall Enjoyment: ★★★★★

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