Book Review: Simon Vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda

This novel follows a gay 16-year-old guy named Simon Spier. He just wants to chat with his crush ‘Blue’ and hang with friends but that all change when his emails fall into the wrong hands.

Published: April 7, 2015

Genre: Romance, YA Fiction, LGBT Literature

Pages: 303

Where to purchase: Thriftbooks.com

This book is everything to me!

I literally read this book in one day because I was so invested in the story. It starts off with Simon living his best life, until weasely Martin comes disturbing the peace. Simon just wanted to chat with his online crush but nooo here we are, in a predicament.

I watched the movie before I knew it was a book and I’m here to say that the book is better. A few things I noticed that were different were:

✨His friends weren’t weird like they were in the movie
✨I honestly don’t remember them talking about or meeting Simon’s older sister in the movie.
✨The scene where Bram is in that room with that girl was nowhere in the book!

This was such an amazing read. I truly love that this was a book about a LGBTQIA character that wasn’t filled with pain and despair. There was tension but you know what I mean when I say ‘pain’ and ‘despair. It was a cute book about a 16-year-old guy having a crush on another guy from his school!

💫One of the quotes I enjoyed was when Simon talked about Masculinity.

Being secure in your masculinity isn’t the same as being straight.

Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda. Ch. 7 P. 65

I felt for Simon and I was so pissed at Martin. I couldn’t stand him in the book or movie and for good reason. I honestly don’t know what I would’ve done in that situation, but it wouldn’t have been good.

Rating: ★★★★★

Contemporary novels are my favorite types of novels and this book embodies everything I love. I just love the lightheartedness and the modern tones. It took me back to my teenage years of being in class and hanging out with friends after. I read these books because I want to write them and also because it’s my way of escape.

I recommend this book to everyone because it is indeed a cute story. It’s a quick read and you’ll be invested from the time you pick it up to when you put it down.

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