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[Review] Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

While I’m reading quite a lot of different books at the same time right now, I was really in the mood for some contemporary and since I just talked about Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli in my last post I thought it was time to finally give it a shot. Keep reading if you want to find out what I think of it.


| Published: 2015 by HarperCollins | Paperback Edition | Price: 8,99 € |
| 303 pages | ISBN: 978-0-06-234868-5 |

The Story

16-year-old Simon Spier is gay but no one knows about it. No one except Blue, his mysterious email friend who he’s been writing with for weeks. They go to the same school but neither of them knows who the other one really is. When the bond between Simon and Blue gets stronger and he starts feeling attracted to Blue, Simon wants to find out who’s really behind the only guy he can be completely open with. But then, when someone not so friendly accidently comes across their emails and starts blackmailing him, Simon faces the danger of him and Blue being outed before they’re both ready for it. 

The Superficial

The title is a really funny word play on the of course non-existent but by certain conservatives much talked about “gay agenda”. It’s kind of like “Simon against the world” so it’s very fitting and definitely unique. I like the cover for its simplicity. The book is pretty short and I almost read it in one sitting, which basically never happens to me, but is definitely doable here.

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