BOOK REVIEW: SIMON VS THE HOMOSAPIEN AGENDA by BECKY ALBERTALLI Posted by THATBOOKNERDYOUKNOW on 29 JUN 2018 EDIT TITLE: SIMON VS THE HOMOSAPIEN AGENDA
AUTHOR: BECKY ALBERTALLI
PAGES: 300 pages
GENRE: Children and YA books
IF I COULD REVIEW IT IN A SINGLE LINE: A must read
A feel-good, funny, poignant and perfectly written geek romance about falling in love for the first time and discovering who you are, Simon will make you forget age, gender and sexual orientation and sweep you off your feet.
An irresistible and distinctive voice combined with will-they-won’t-they romance, perfect for fans of critically acclaimed YA fiction such as John Green, David Levithan and Rainbow Rowell. Straight people should have to come out too. And the more awkward it is, the better.
Simon Spier is sixteen and trying to work out who he is -and what he’s looking for. But when one of his emails to the very distracting Blue falls into the wrong hands, things get all kinds of complicated. Because, for Simon, falling for Blue is a big deal. It’s a holy freaking huge awesome deal.
This book is very special to me because of a simple reason that I have friends who are in the closet or have very recently come out of one. Any book dealing with LGBTQ+ themes I feel should be given a top priority because even in my generation there are several who are not very understanding of the same. The very idea of being in a closet suffocated; with people around you who think of you as someone you are very evidently not; crying to be let out.
Simon you beautiful quick witted sloppy yet believable audacity of the perfect human. I wish atleast half the boys out there get the balls of steel you do (irony intended). Without much further ado I’ll get into the book. It is written by this brilliant psychologist who intended for this book to target an audience of 12-16 years but I feel everyone who is new to this theme or has very little knowledge of what actually goes inside the mind of a LQBTQ should have a go at it.
The plotline is oh so novel and yet so sweet, I personally never like YA fiction stories but fell for this one. I’d wish I could get an autographed version of the same. Please do not misunderstand me it wasn’t just the theme that held me on but the story with every turn and Simon’s search for Blue is equally interesting and worth reading about.
It’s a normal love story of the average teenager but with a catch that he is gay. The book also talks of how the teenager feels, his coming out and the repercussions of the same.
Everything about this book was a 10 and I can’t wait to read the sequeal.
Writing and Presentation: 5/5
I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book for @thatbooknerdyouknow; the review is entirely my own and not influenced by anyone.