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Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda Kindle Edition
Love, Victor is now a major TV series on Dinsey+, set in the world of the hit film Love, Simon
The beloved, award-winning novel is now a major motion picture starring 13 Reasons Why's Katherine Langford and Everything, Everything's Nick Robinson.
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.
Praise for Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda:
'Worthy of Fault in Our Stars-level obsession.' Entertainment Weekly
'I love you, SIMON. I LOVE YOU! And I love this fresh, funny, live-out-loud book." Jennifer Niven, bestselling author of All the Bright Places
"Debut novelist Albertalli writes believably in the voice of a confused, openhearted 16-year-old. Readers will fall madly in love with Simon."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Albertalli paints a stunningly three-dimensional, cliche-free world for Simon that bursts with unforgettable characters. Savor it, because you'll read it for the first time only once. Worthy of Fault in Our Stars-level obsession."--Entertainment Weekly
"Are we absolutely certain that Becky Albertalli didn't just steal the diary of a hilariously observant teenage boy? Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda is a pitch-perfect triumph of wit and wordplay that feels timelessly, effortlessly now."--Tim Federle, author of Better Nate than Ever
"Delightfully funny and at times heart-wrenching. Readers will ache for Simon's awkwardness, cheer his small triumphs, but, most of all, fall in love with this kid and with this remarkable gift of a novel."--Andrew Smith, author of Grasshopper Jungle
"I am so in love with this book."--Nina LaCour, author of Hold Still
"I love you, SIMON. I LOVE YOU! And I love this fresh, funny, live-out-loud book."--Jennifer Niven, bestselling author of All the Bright Places
"Love child of John Green and Rainbow Rowell."--Teen Vogue
"Rife with realistic, high school relationships and drama, with a laugh or two at every turn, this is a coming-of-age, coming-out, and defying-the-odds story with which many teens will identify."--SLJ
"Though there are realistic moments of tension, the dominant sentiment here is the delicious excitement of finding your best self in the eyes of someone else; not since Levithan's Boy Meets Boy have readers been treated to such a happy sigh of a book about two boys falling in love."--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (starred review) --This text refers to the paperback edition.
About the Author
Becky Albertalli is the number one New York Times bestselling author of William C. Morris Award winner and National Book Award longlist title Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda (now a major motion picture, Love, Simon); The Upside of Unrequited; Leah on the Offbeat; the Simonverse novella Love, Creekwood; What If It's Us (cowritten with Adam Silvera); Yes No Maybe So (cowritten with Aisha Saeed); and most recently, Kate in Waiting. Becky lives with her family in Atlanta. You can visit her online at www.beckyalbertalli.com.--This text refers to the paperback edition.
- ASIN : B00ODJKKC2
- Publisher : Penguin; 1st edition (7 April 2015)
- Language : English
- File size : 8172 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 313 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 91,285 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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You follow the main character Simon, who is not openly gay and has been talking to a mysterious person online known as 'Blue'. Blue goes to the same school as Simon, so as you can imagine Simon is trying his best to find out who Blue actually is. I loved everything about this book. I find it rare that I like how all the characters are written but this was one exception.
I found Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda to be funny and thought provoking and found that it made me smile alot. I read this book within 2 days which for me is fast. I really couldn't put it down. I also loved the biggest message within this book. Why do gay people have to 'come out'? Shouldn't straight people have to come out too.
If you haven't read this then I strongly recommend this book to you. If you are looking for something easy to read but has a brilliant story and likeable and relatable characters then this one is for you.
I’d already watched Love, Simon a few years ago before reading this book, but managed to forget all the details like who Blue actually is, so it was fun to read without knowing already (not that it was that difficult to guess). The book is just as adorable as the movie, although I found Simon slightly irritating in book-form and I wasn’t keen on Leah at all.
Having said that, I loved Simon’s narrative voice and thought the general stress of being a teenager was put across really well. Add the trials of being queer on top of that, and Simon can be forgiven for being a little bit self-centered sometimes.
On the whole, the story is sweet, funny and generally pretty joyful.
While the book doesn't have much by way of a plot, it presents a really moving character study of a gay teenager as he is forced to come out. It's really a look at why coming out is such a "big deal", contrasting the views of Simon's straight friends (many of whom don't fully understand him) with the complexity of Simon's feelings. While the story seems simple on the surface, it explores some very complicated themes as Simon struggles to define himself and discovers what he means to those around him.
The chapters are interspersed with emails between Simon and Blue. These were some of my favourite parts of the story as they felt very natural. Their relationship clearly blossomed over the course of the story and both boys, while witty and heartfelt, also had noticeably different voices. However, I didn't really think that the novel dropped enough hints as to Blue's true identity. While there were some clues later in the novel, when this is finally revealed the story tries to make it seem as though this should have been obvious despite some of the information that was available to Simon was withheld from the reader.
Yet the novel is still very sweet and I did get very invested in their relationship, ever hopeful that the two would eventually find happiness together. However, I did think that some of the secondary cast felt a bit shallow. While the cast of the story is quite large, Simon's viewpoint is understandably self-centred. All we really learn about the cast is how they react to Simon. Ultimately, we don't learn much about most of them purely because Simon doesn't know them on a personal level.
So, in all, this novel is definitely one that I would recommend. I loved Simon as a character and found that I was incredibly invested in his relationship with Blue. While it's not my favourite LGBT novel, it's definitely one that I'd recommend.
1. You will fall in love with Simon, his family, his friends, his dog and the mysterious Blue.
2. You will laugh and cry, but I promise there are much more moments of laughter and there's a happy ending to look forward to.
3. You will really, really want there to be a sequel.
This is such a lovely, well written, cosy feeling book. You've read the synopsis, I don't want to write a list of spoilers here, but to me personally, this book absolutely lives up to the hype. You know a book is really good when you don't want it to end and when it does end, you immediately look up everything else by the author that you can get your hands on. That's what Simon vs the Homosapiens Agenda is to me and I plan to read everything Becky Albertalli writes. I really hope there will be a sequel to this one!