Wednesday 5 April 2017

Review: Simon Vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Simon Spier is sixteen and trying to work out who he is - and what he's looking for. 

But when one of his emails to the very distracting Blue falls into the wrong hands, things get all kinds of complicated.

Because, for Simon, falling for Blue is a big deal . . .
It's a holy freaking huge awesome deal.

Review: This was such a fabulously romantic read. It is one of those magical finds that isn't what it appears to be at first and then just sweeps you up with the relationships and characters in the book and you are immersed in a teenage love story different from any other!

It quite hard to talk about the storyline of this novel without any spoilers. I listened to this book on audiobok and whilst is was definitely a good listen, I think because some of the story is told via email, it would have been good to read a physical copy to be able to keep track of the email conversations. I do love a book that includes emails and texts as part of the story though because I think we live part of our lives through these commutations with our friends and families and so it was entirely realistic!

Obviously this book deals with the issues of being different in high school, namely the issues of being gay and coming out and not just Simon's difficulty with this but Blue and a few other characters too. I thought the way the characters interacted with each other was very real and so found that part really enjoyable to read. I liked the struggle that the two characters had with this and whilst this is a big focus of the book, it is not the main plot in my eyes. 

The main focus of this book in my eyes was the romance, I loved the romance of it all. Of course we know that Simon doesn't really know who Blue is and so there is that little mystery aspect of the story. There is also the fact that neither of these boys has come out of the closet and so it is a forbidden romance of sorts. It is also the first love for both of these characters and so it is wildly new and romantic in that sense. This book just had all the feelings of a really sweet contemporary romance for me and I am sure that it will come over that way when it appears on screen too!

I really enjoyed this read. I think it dealt with all aspects of the storyline in a really great way that was easy to relate to. I loved the romance of it all and had a real book hangover when it was over! A great book!

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