Review: Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book was a really great read. There was humor, life, and blackmail…oh, and emails.

Simon is gay. Not that the world knows about it. Only one person. An anonymous someone going by Blue, the person Simon had been emailing to “talk” about being gay after an anonymous post on the school’s Tumblr site.

The emails are almost like characters themselves, being anonymous, yet so personal. Two people holding secret conversations about life and love. Very entertaining. Very humorous. And sort of so sweet.

But the emails are what get Simon into trouble. Maybe because he forgot to log out on the school computer? Maybe because someone saw them–Martin, who took pics and threatened to “out” Simon to the school if he didn’t help a girl named Abby to go out with him.

The problem was, Simon fell for Blue through their emails. Not only would he be outed but his online crush would be as well…if only he could figure out who Blue was.

Now, that seems story enough, but once the quirky family was added in, and seasoned with the drama of high school and best friends…it’s a really good story. It didn’t get too lopsided of being goofy or intense. There was a perfect balance of all the emotions explored.

And SPOILER ALERT: Blue is discovered. But I won’t say who it is. Nor will I say anything about him and Simon after becoming “in the know”…other than I am so glad that Becky [Albertalli] had that chapter after to really complete out the story.


Another bang for this year in reading!

*STARTING OFF THE YEAR WITH A BANG! READ* ~ JANUARY 2017: First LGBTQ story of the year and it’s a win!

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