Title: Simon vs. The homo sapiens agenda
Author: Becky Albertalli
Pages: 303 pages
Rating: ★ (didn’t finish)
Genre: YA, Romance, GLBT
Goodreads says: 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.
“Why is straight the default? Everyone should have to declare one way or another, and it shouldn’t be this big awkward thing whether you’re straight, gay, bi, or whatever. I’m just saying.”
What I think of it
I am so disappointed. I expected so much of this book, I heard so many good things about it but I just couldn’t get into it. I’m probably one of the few that didn’t enjoy this book, but I really can’t help it. It was alright in the beginning but after a while I just got bored, nothing new happened and after 150 pages I couldn’t handle it anymore, I had to read another book. Many people loved it, but it just wasn’t my cup of tea.