Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda      - Published 7th April 2015 by Becky Albertalli Rating: ***** *Will try not to give any spoi...

REVIEW - Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

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Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda
     - Published 7th April 2015

by Becky Albertalli

Rating: *****

*Will try not to give any spoilers but just in case, here is a warning*

Story:

Simon Spier has yet to tell his friends and family that he is gay and the only person he has been able to speak openly to is his secret email friend, Blue. Blue is not his real name so Simon goes by Jacques. Neither knows the others identity but the secrecy keeps the mystery alive. Until the secret comes out. Simon's emails fall into the wrong hands and if doesn't play wing man for Martin, his blackmailer will unearth his secrets to everyone.

Thoughts:

All I can say is wow. I was completely blown away by this book. I've known about it for ages and of course the movie came out and I never thought I'd read this book until I found myself stuck at a rehearsal I didn't want to be at. Since there was nothing else I could do, it seemed like the perfect idea to read a book on BorrowBox and this was the first to come up. I started reading it, immediately falling in love with everything about it, having to stop myself from laughing out loud whilst the cast of the show were in the middle of their dress run. Particularly the part about the Harry Potter and Draco Malfoy fanfiction, and the socks. I must have skim read it without realising so I reread it properly and suddenly understood. Probably shouldn't have found it as funny as I did. Being a girl I've never really thought about boys having to do their own washing because of that. If you're not understanding what I'm saying, go read the book, otherwise I'll leave it up to your imagination.

The characters are just so lovable. I found the most annoying to be Leah because she seems a bit stroppy but I suppose if I read the second book, I might find out why or at least learn to love her more. Of course the story follows Simon the most so you get to know him the most, and I suppose Blue too, but you also get a pretty good glimpse into the lives and personalities of all the other characters. I love how none are like the stereotypical bully, even Martin, it is quite refreshing for an American high school book. After I finished reading, I wanted to be Simon's friend and give him a hug. Not going to lie, I study drama now so I probably would be in the drama group if I was there.

I kind of already knew who Blue was so that wasn't such a huge surprise for me but that didn't take anything away from the story. The two of them are cute, so cute.



It's not very often that I read young adult books that aren't set in a complete fantasy world so this was a lovely change for me, especially since I enjoyed it so much. I now want to read the second Creekwood book. I was up for reading this because I couldn't find To All The Boys I've Loved Before and after watching that film, I've been desperate to read the books. This seemed like the next best thing and I'm so glad I read it. I'm itching to watch the movie now. Looks like another little RomCom movie night is in on the cards. My boyfriend has promise to watch it with me, I think he's actually excited to watch it too. 

Until the next book!
- KC xx

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