Book Review: Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

Adventures of a Bibliophile

Becky Albertalli’s debut novel, Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda has been getting a ton of buzz this year. It’s even nominated for two Goodreads Choice Awards – Young Adult Fiction and Debut Goodreads Author. I’ve heard so much about this book, and I finally picked it up last week. I’ve been in a bit of a reading slump, but this book completely took me out of it! I stayed up until probably two in the morning to finish it, which I haven’t done in a while. It is just so good!

19547856-1Sixteen-year-old Simon Spier is not-so-openly gay. He knows his family will be accepting, but he doesn’t want it made into a BIG DEAL, which is what his parents do with everything. But when his emails fall into the wrong hands, Simon finds himself blackmailed: he can play wingman to annoying Martin, or risk the entire school finding out about his…

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