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Review: Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda

Title: Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda Author: Becky Albertalli Genre: Contemporary Series: Creekwood #1

Blurb 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 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.

What I Liked The great social media interactions between Simon and Blue. The great and SO true-to-life interactions Simon had with his friends. Simon’s parents are a hoot. And the little hints Albertalli dropped about who Blue really was. I spent the entire book guessing his identity. So fun!

What I Would Have Liked to See So I still have a hangover from reading this book. When I think of anything, I’ll update this post. In the meantime, no it was 100% adorable.

My Favorite! Simon. Like, holy crap, you guys. He is great. Outrageously cute. He has a voice that is so fun to read, and you can’t help but root for him from the very start.

TL;DR Your typical high school, teen, drama-filled love story–but gay.



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Sofiya Pasternack is a mental health professional, the highly-distractible author of Jewish MG and YA fantasy, and prone to oversharing gross medical stories.

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