BOOK REVIEW: Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda

Author: Becky Albertalli

Page Count/Audible: 320/6hours 45 minutes

Rating: 5/5

Summary: 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.
With some messy dynamics emerging in his once tight-knit group of friends, and his email correspondence with Blue growing more flirtatious every day, Simon’s junior year has suddenly gotten all kinds of complicated. 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.


Am so sorry it took me this long to finish this. Simply loved everything about this book and want my own copy.

I loved the whole emails back and forth I have a real soft part for it that made me look forward to them.Seeing them interact with each other and telling each other things they wouldn’t say to others. It went deep and the connection happened before they laid eyes on the other. The rest of the story was fun especially Simon’s interaction with his friends Nick, Abby, and Leah. The whole friendship was real for the fact that they hanged out, inside jokes, and fought among each other. Plus Simon’s family was a normal family that I loved. They were in there children’s lives and like most parents all in there business.

The relationship between Simon and Blue before and after was straight up cute. I was right about who Blue was an so glad that it wasn’t as obvious as it first appeared. Plus I think there fun together since there pretty much opposites personality wise.

One thing I really didn’t like is that at some points it seemed to cut off a bit. I still loved how the story progressed and was impressed. Plus I didn’t like that there was no clear air between Martin and Simon. When they were on the road to being friends a girl got in the way and ruined everything. So I would have liked that it was dissolved like all the other drama got resolved before the end.

Listening to the audio was a fun experience. Which made me smile and laugh during the six hours listening to it. Simon is in his head a lot and just straight up fun experience. Can’t wait for more of what this author has in store next.

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