Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda
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 change-averse Simon has to find a way to step out of his comfort zone before he's pushed... show more
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 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.
Incredibly funny and poignant, this twenty-first-century coming-of-age, coming out story—wrapped in a geek romance—is a knockout of a debut novel by Becky Albertalli
Publish date: 2014-04-07
Publisher: Balzer & Bray
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
I can't even begin to name all the things I love about this book. It's cute, funny, sweet, and so totally human. Some of the best characters I've seen in a YA novel in quite some time. Can't wait to see the movie.
I decided to pick up this book after having heard nothing but good things about it. I had already read The Upside on Unrequited by Becky Albertalli and so I had to read Simon (with the movie coming out soon and everything). I bought this on Audible with my credit on the month. There is just so muc...
4.5 starsThis is a well-written teen book. I'm an adult and loved it. There are many great characters. The lead is easy to love and understand. It ends in an uplifting way and doesn't get too down during any part. Nothing felt too cliché to me either. I recommend it.
Okay. I wrote a pretty bad review about this book when I first read it, and I didn't even finish it. It has a lot of flaws, a load of stereotypes about gay people and the LGBT community, and frequently reads like a very bad fanfiction. However, I recently had another go at this book. And...I'm su...
This is such an awesome book! I loved it! It's funny and cute and cynical and it's great. I really liked Simon's narration. It is very casual and feels so natural. It is easy to get to know Simon and really identify with his emotions as he tries to deal with high school issues such as friend feuds, ...