Simon vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda, Book Review

FelixTurtle

Author: Becky Albertalli
Published: April 7th 2015 by Balzer + Bray

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 Simon is actually being blackmailed: if he doesn’t play wingman for class clown Martin, his sexual identity will become everyone’s business. Worse, the privacy of Blue, the pen name of the boy he’s been emailing, will be compromised. 

Honestly, this is one of the cutest, most endearing books I’ve read all year. It’s honest and sweet and genuinely entertaining. At no point did I think ‘I want to put this book down’.

Albertalli has created such a genuine, believable, and relatable character in Simon Spier that all I want to do is bring him home and hang out with him, and get to…

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