Simon Vs The Homosapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

The way I feel about him is like a heartbeat — soft and persistent, underlying everything.”

#blurb: A feel-good, funny, poignant and perfectly written geek romance about falling in love for the first time and discovering who you are, Simon will make you forget age, gender and sexual orientation and sweep you off your feet.

An irresistible and distinctive voice combined with will-they-won’t-they romance, perfect for fans of critically acclaimed YA fiction such as John Green, David Levithan and Rainbow Rowell.
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.

Author: Becky Albertalli

Publisher: Penguin

Pages: 300

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My Review: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟/5

Simon is a teenager living with his parents and younger sister while his older sister is away for college. He is gay but has been hiding his sexuality because he is afraid that everyone will make a big deal out of it. But his life takes a beautiful turn when someone else confesses about being gay in the school’s tumblr site. They begin emailing each other under false names. Simon’s being Jacques and the other boy’s being Blue. Simon soon realizes that he is in love with Blue and wants to spend every moment with him. But one day a fellow classmate named Martin sees the mails and starts blackmailing Simon so that he could date one of his friends. Meanwhile along with being worried Simon is also curious to find out who Blue is. How will Simon get out of this blackmailing situation? Will he be able to know the real identity of Blue?
I totally loved reading this book. It starts a little slow but it gets better within few pages. The characterization is brilliant, the dialogues are funny and most importantly the plot is intriguing and keeps you guessing the identity of Blue till the end. The friend circle of Simon is so supportive and his parents are the coolest anyone can have. I loved his relationship with his mom and dad who understand him completely, also his siblings are so caring and understanding. Though after his coming out some of the people tried to make a joke out of it but his friends and teachers were always there for him and made them pay for their act. This book makes you want to be in love. It portrays how magical love is. Everyone has got the right to love anyone they want despite what their gender is. People never deserve to face violence and inequality because of whom they love or what their sexual orientation is. It’s high time that people learn to accept everyone as they are. I totally adore how this book portrays such great parents who are not ashamed of their son’s sexuality. Our society needs more parents like them. If they don’t stand up for their own children then who will? It is their duty to make them not feel unwanted, to be their strength when they feel weak, and to stand with them against any prejudice. Overall it was an awesome read. Simon is a very charming and adorable boy. Also his friends are amazing. We need such friends in our life. Not to mention Simon’s love for Oreo made me crave for it so badly.
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