Simon vs the homo sapiens agenda – Becky Albertalli

Title: Simon vs the homo sapiens agenda
Author: Becky Albertalli
Publisher: Balzer & Bray / Harperteen
Genre: Romance, teen
Pages: 336
My Rating: 9/10

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Simon vs homo sapiens agenda

Simon is sixteen years old and gay and nobody knows he is gay. Everyone is assuming he is straight because he had girlfriends before. Simon is not ready yet to tell everyone he is gay. But one day, someone reads his emails to another guy and now this person is blackmailing him or otherwise, this person is going to reveal his secret.


A few years ago I watched the movie Love Simon, which was based on this book. Like every book to movie adaption, they changed a couple of things. But I have to admit they did a pretty great job on the movie. It is very similar. Love, Simon was one of my favorite movies a while ago.

Back to this book, I even liked this book more than the movie. Okay, I like books better than the movie adaption 9 out 10 times but still. I really like the writing style of Becky Albertalli. I’ve heard great stories about her books but I really think that this is the first book by her I read.

The difference between the book and the movie is that the movie ends at the carnival on the Ferris wheel. The book doesn’t stop at the carnival. And I loved that. But I still think it isn’t enough because I love Simon and Bram together. I want to read more of them. Why do books (and movies) always stop after they get together? I know that there is a second book, but that one is more about Leah. Leah is now the only one who is single in their group of friends. I believe she had a crush on Simon right? So that is probably what that book is about. And yes, I definitely want to read that one too.

This is probably one of the best books about gay people I’ve ever read. I finished this book so fast because I couldn’t stop reading. That is why I give it a 9 out of 10. Definitely a recommendation! Because honestly there wasn’t a thing I didn’t like about this book.

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