It’s been a wee while since I’ve reviewed a book, not because I haven’t been reading (because I have) but because I simply couldn’t be bothered to sit and actually think about how I felt about those books. I have Goodreads and I’ve set myself the challenge of reading 50 books this year. We’re half way through the year and I’ve only read like 11 so I actually feel a lot of pressure to blast through books like there’s no tomorrow.
“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…”
This book came out a while ago and the movie ‘Love, Simon’ came out a few months ago (I still haven’t seen it even though I really want to) and it was HIGHLY anticipated so when I saw the hype surrounding the movie, I expected great things from the original book.
Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda was great, in my opinion. It was funny, serious, emotional and so cute and it tackles a really serious issue of the fact that gay people have to ‘come out’ to their friends and family because being ‘straight’ is considered the norm.
Simon is so cute and reminds me a lot of a few gay friends I have and the whole time I was reading this book I just wanted to grab him and squeeze him and love him forever! It was interesting to read about how he saw the boys in his school and I could see a lot of myself in the way he thought about the ones he found attractive.
I was gripped by this book because from the offset you wanna know who Blue is and then throughout the whole read you find yourself becoming a lil’ detective trying to figure it out before the end. I’ll admit, I had my suspicions but didn’t actually guess right until about 2 chapters before Blue’s reveal and it was really fun to try and work it out for myself!
Basically, I loved this book and it was no surprise to me at all. I live for the gays, from Queer Eye, to literature, to my own gay friends. It was no shock that I really enjoyed reading about Simon and following him on his journey.
I would highly recommend this book to anyone looking for something that talks about a serious topic while still being light hearted and sweet!
Have you read this book or seen Love, Simon? Do you have any recommendations to help get me through my reading challenge?
Until next time…