Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
Publication: April 7, 2015 by Balzer + Bray
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.
Get this book. Now.
Read it. Love it. Hug it.
Ugh. SO MUCH FEELS. This book is probably one of my favorite reads in July. I honestly thought I wasn’t going to enjoy this, but boy am I wrong. Once you start reading you won’t be able to put down the book until you’re done with the novel. I was extremely sad when I finished the book, but had a HUGE smile across my face because the ending was great. While I was reading, I fell in love with the characters and the plot, which was beautifully planned out. The main character in the novel, Simon, is a character that you will absolutely adore. Simon is the most honest, realistic, comical, and adorable character you’ll ever come across.
Simon is also a very lucky guy because he has one of the most sweetest love interest. THE FEELS MAN. Let me tell you this, my ship is currently sailing because of Simon and Blue. Their relationship got me smiling throughout the entire the book.
Lastly, I also love how diverse this book is. Becky takes a real world situation and turns it into something beautiful [LGBT].