Hey everyone! Today it’s time for another book review. Many of you will be excited to hear that this book is for teenagers and not for tweens/children. The book is Simon vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli. It’s quite a unique book for me because it’s the first LGBTQ book.
Name: Simon v.s. The Homo Sapiens Agenda
Author: Becky Albertalli
A little fun fact is that this is Becky’s first ever book. It’s also available in French! This amazing book was published last year (2015)
# of pages: 303
My Rating: 6/5 stars (It was honestly that good)
Goodreads Rating: 4.3/5 stars
Amazon Rating: 4.7/5 stars
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 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.
This book is amazing! It’s hard to believe this is Becky Albertalli’s debut novel! Like I mentioned above, this was my first LGBTQ novel and I’m very impressed! Simon Spier is so darn adorable. His email relationship with Blue is absolutely adorable. Everything about this book is just adorable. I’m not going to spoil who Blue is, but when you do find out it’s like… POW!
Following Simon through his journey in this book is absolutely amazing. I really want to say more but I don’t want to spoil anything.
If you enjoy adventurous, suspenseful and/or romantic books, this is for you!
For those who have read the book, I have some good news that you may or may not know. Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda is going to be made into a movie!!!
They started working on it October of last year. There is no release date. Fox 2000 is going to produce it. Fox 2000 also produced book to film adaptions like Paper Towns and the Maze Runner.
That’s a wrap! Do you think you’ll read this book? If you’ve already read it, what are your thoughts? Let me know in the comments!
Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more book reviews to come!
~Makayla the Bookworm 😀