Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda
by Becky Albertalli
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
I am going to try really hard to make this review more than just me saying I freaking loved this book. I did by the way, I absolutely loved it. I read it at the beginning of the month and 3 days after I finished it I read it again because I couldn’t focus on anything else because I kept thinking about this book. I am also seriously considering listening to the audiobook of it now that I have subscribed to Scribd and it’s available. If that doesn’t tell you how much I loved it then I don’t know what will.
When I first started reading Simon (that’s what I am going to be calling this book from here on out because the title is way to long to type over and over again) I didn’t understand what all the hype was about for this book. I mean it wasn’t bad but I just wasn’t getting it. At some point in the book, and I couldn’t even begin to tell you what part, I totally understood why it was so hyped. I couldn’t get enough of it and I didn’t want to put it down.
I loved the formatting of Simon. It starts with the regular formatting of a book (prose) and then it switches into the email exchanges between Simon and Blue. It flowed so well between the two and that combined with the story and Albertalli’s writing made for a quick read.
Simon is probably one of my all time favorite characters at this point. He had me smiling throughout the entire book with his quick wit. There were several other characters like Abby, Nick, and Leah who are Simons best friends as well as several other characters and while I didn’t really have many issues with them I found myself not caring much about the side characters. Is that harsh? Yeah probably, but oh well I was living for Blue and Simon. The only real issue (well not issue more like annoyance) I had was that Leah was very annoying and whiny to me.
By the end of the book I was so giddy because I loved Simon and Blue so much and I just wanted more of them. I thought they were so cute and adorable. Ok I am going to shut up now.
I highly recommend this book to everyone. Its such a cute, fun, quick read and everyone should read it.