Book Review|Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

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.


I am that person that avoids hyped books. If a book is being talked about by every BookTuber and Blogger around, I purposely avoid it so I’m not disappointed. The whole Throne of Glass thing made it so I never wanted to read a hyped book again.

But… now I’m kicking myself for it because I just read this wonderful book and I’m completely and utterly in love.

I understand why it’s so hyped. I understand why everyone loves it so much. It absolutely deserves the praise, love and support it’s been receiving.

This book was amazing. I loved Simon and I loved the emails shown every second chapter. I loved the flutter that I got in my tummy while him and Blue were flirting. It was just all so freaking cute.

I think Becky did a fantastic job of writing how teenagers think and act. And her characters are hella relatable.

I’m actually really excited to see the movie now. I’m curious how much they changed it and if it’s still going to be as sugary sweet as the novel was.

So I’m mostly focusing on the romance part of this book because the blackmail part pissed me off so much I don’t want to even go there. But the whole novel was just absolutely amazing.

I’m sure I’m the last one to read this book, but if you haven’t read it… I highly recommend picking it up.

5 Stars

Until next time,

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