Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda



[PDF / Epub] ★ Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda By Becky Albertalli – E17streets4all.co.uk Onko kaikkien pakko tulla kaapista Riemastuttava ja sympaattinen romaani Simonista jonka elämä menee mullin mallin kun hänen salainen ihastuksensa uhkaa paljastua16 vuotias Simon inhoaa kaikenlaist Onko kaikkien pakko the Homo ePUB ↠ tulla kaapista Riemastuttava ja sympaattinen romaani Simonista jonka elämä menee mullin mallin kun hänen salainen ihastuksensa uhkaa paljastua vuotias Simon inhoaa kaikenlaista Simon vs. Epub / draamaa eikä ole ulkona kaapista homoutensa suhteen Sitten sähköpostiviesti joutuu väriin käsiin ja Simonin on astuttava pois mukavuusalueeltaan Pelissä on mahdollisuus onneen ihastuttavan ja hämmentävän pojan vs. the Homo PDF Í kanssa – pojan jota Simon ei ole koskaan tavannut.Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

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  • Hardcover
  • 253 pages
  • Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda
  • Becky Albertalli
  • Finnish
  • 06 July 2014
  • 9789511304128

10 thoughts on “Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

  1. says:

    Why is reading this book somehow the most homely feeling in the world? Here’s the thing this was the very first lgbtia book that I've ever read I was 16 years old and forever I will associate this story with the genuine feeling of connection the comfort of realizing your experiences are universal and the loveliness of knowing that you have a community I remember finishing it the first time and thinking how wrong it felt that everything looked the same as if the world should have registered the events and it should have changed the way that I changedSimon vs is a book every lgbt teen should read It's a beautiful coming of age story about a gay teen —Simon who's still trying to define himself and all of his edges to learn to be unafraid of wanting to be who he is and loving who he loves while facing conflicts that are too familiar to a lot of us It's a story that advocates a world where being straight isn’t the default where there isn’t any sexuality assumptions and where lgbt people aren't being pressured to “come out” while also firmly stating that coming out is a very personal thing for someone to do and no one should take that away from themThis book just has a place in my heart nothing else could “As a side note don’t you think everyone should have to come out? Why is straight the default? Everyone should have to declare one way or another and it should be this big awkward thing whether you’re straight gay bi or whatever I’m just saying” okay this next section is going to be super spoilery and basically just me losing my shit so if you haven't read the book you know the drill✨ do you ever just sit and think about how cute a book is and get all smiley?? when you're trying to start your homework again and you can't because you have to stop and smile ??✨ I feel like roses and sunshine and glitter✨ I feel like Becky Albertalli personally broke into my house and tucked me into bed and made me a warm cup of tea and asked me how I'm doing✨ alright let's talk about this book✨ SIMON SPIER✨ Simon is basically me 1 I too only understand 5% of life 2 I too constantly think about how much I’ve changed in the past 3 years and just go like thank god no really if someone could erase any traces of my existence before the age of 14 I would really appreciate it 3 I’m just so fucking clenches fist GAY I mean you'd think after being gay my whole life I wouldn’t be so shook when a girl looks in my general direction but there I am still fucking shook✨ and also I too have made so many connections with people on the internet that I like so much I sometimes just sit there and think “holy shit there are people who are LUCKY enough to see this person IN THE FLESH ON A REGULAR DAILY BASIS I hope they realize that the universe has aligned in their favor and that they're so goddamn LUCKY”✨ I love Simon he's just so fucking likable I mean he can be a piece of shit sometimes but I have no right to judge him for I too am a fucking swamp gremlin✨ but truly I love how he came to realize that he needs to try to be a better friend and a better person in general he starts asking Leah Abby hard uestions about their families apologizes when he crosses a line with Abby and realizes that he hurt Blue by assuming he was white I just love how he messes up gets called out on it and strives to do better I fucking love him✨ but let's move on to my ABSOLUTE FAV though ✨ BRAM GREENFELD✨ can you believe Bram has only made a grand total of like 5 appearances in this book most of which were towards the end and my idiotic self still managed to love him so fiercely??✨ Bram is literally the softest human to ever exist He's the human embodiment of sunshine and glitter and nice things And I fucking love him he's so gentle and so kind and he actually BLUSHES because that's just how BIG OF A CUTIE he is And oh my god I need to lie down for a second✨ I know he's fictional or whatever but I really hope that the universe is this kind to him whenever he's in need because I love him and he's one of those people who would genuinely make you feel wanted and beautiful because them even looking at you makes you feel special they’re so amazing and how could someone that radiant even exist✨I just really fucking love Bram alright✨ aaaand✨ He's also so fucking relatable 1 he doesn't know how to continue a conversation after saying hello has zero communication skills 2 He's an introvert who surrounds himself with extroverts because he doesn't think he's fun or funny and he would rather just sit there and listen while someone else has the burden of creating the mood and atmosphere 3 he literally does not possess the barest modicum of chill when it comes to his crush yeah let's not forget how he dragged his best friend to this school play THREE times solely because the boy he's been pining after had a NON SPEAKING role in it Bram son I hate to be the one to break this to you but you're a total mess and I wholeheartedly love and support you ✨ ok I'll shut up about Bram now✨ how about we move on to BRAMSIMON✨ you'd think after two years my obsession with this otp would be uelled by now but I guess my feelings are well acuainted with the concept of recycling✨ I am in love with their love it's so innocent and so warm and so sickeningly sweet the kind that makes my insides go all gooey glittery and causes my heart to flutter uncomfortably and feel like I am going to spontaneously combust ✨I am probably being too corny but you can't look me in the eye and tell me you haven't gone through something when Bram showed up at the Ferris wheel when he left the Elliott Smith t shirt in Simon’s locker with the softest love note ever and when they skipped lunch and went on an oreos adventure to the convenience store ✨ and ' so hold it' when Simon said he really wanted to hold his hand and ' I thought I was just seeing what I want to see' because Bram really wanted it to be Simon✨I MEAN HOLY SHIT STAB BE WITH A FUCKING RUSTY NAIL I WANT THIS KIND OF SOFT LOVE WITH A SOFT GIRLFRIEND✨ yeah anyway one day my life will not revolve around fictional characters today is fortunately not that day✨ OK but can we also talk about the fact that Bram's hints in the emails were so subtle and so lowkey and very thought out so they would eventually reveal his identity if Simon ONLY knew where to look ?? and then there's Simon who's such a fumbling dork and who couldn’t be smooth for the sake of his fucking existence?? he was so blantantly obvious with the whole Jacues a dit thing and rambling about his teachers that it was too easy for Bram to put two and two together?? god I love them✨ and yeah sometimes I’m sad and stressed out and feeling like shit but then right before my eyes I can see it that scene where Simon calls soccer tryouts 'auditions' because he's such a massive theater dork and Bram smiles at him so softly and Simon has literally no idea what to do with himself ???? WHOLESOME✨ I’m still laughing because Simon spent a good portion of this book mocking overly cutesy couples on facebook but he ended up wanting TO HAVE EXACTLY WHAT THEY HAVE and even joking about it with his boyfriend?? what an incredible character development ✨anyway I still can’t believe we get to witness Simon and Blue fall in love on the big screen 2018 is truly a gays only event✨ ✨ is it just me or is this damn review getting so long✨ I wish I was this passionate about my college assignments✨ anyway ✨ LEAH✨ I have an abundance of feelings about Leah ✨ first of all I RELATE to Leah so much look I know what you're thinking but everyone is relatable and this book has so much of me in it it's unbelievable✨ 1 my talent is also coming off as an inviting and warm and open person but still remaining fairly closed off?? 2I'm also very familiar with those Moods where you need like affection and validation from your friends but you resent that you have to ask for it so you end up just sulking alone in your bed wishing someone would psychically know that you need a three hours hug 3 I too automatically assume everyone dislikes me unless EVERY individual states otherwise as in they have to constantly tell me that they actually enjoy my presence in order for me to believe that they don’t actually secretly hate me and constantly think I’m annoying and are just being friendly to be polite ✨ I love Leah and can we appreciate what a good friend she is?? how she emulates the open warmth only kind people effortlessly exude just by being their genuine selves??? I feel like she's one of those genuinely nice girls who tell you your hair looks good or gently let you know if you have lipstick on your teeth and make the world a little brilliant✨ remember how Simon immediately knew she was the one who picked his birthday cake because it was perfect and if anyone would remember how simon could never commit to one flavor and how thinks red icing tastes too red it would be Leah?? I don’t know y’all but friends who are so committed to recalling small details about you without you having to tell them are a warm luxury everyone deserves✨ I also love Abby she's a soft summer girl dappled in sunlight and she's so cute with her casual displays of friendship and platonic love it's just so good and pure and beautiful always✨ Lastly I hope all the Martins of the world are out there experiencing SHIT✨ wishlist ✨ blog ✨ twitter ✨ tumblr ✨

  2. says:

    in honor of me seeing the movie early and then seeing it again on a cheesy movie date THE BEST MOMENTS OF THIS BOOK NEW AND IMPROVED🌷Simon putting Martin in his phone as “monkey’s asshole”🌹I can’t believe “mom pick me up kids are drinking alcohol” isn’t in the book🌷the Drarry fanfiction summer🌹“there are some socks that shouldn’t be washed by your mom”🌷the suck and dick nice weather typo and Blue subseuently bringing it up like eight times🌹the unfortunately correct representation of what high school theater is like thoughts and prayers appreciated 🌷 “What’s a dementor?” she asksI mean I can’t even “Nora you are no longer my sister”“So it’s some Harry Potter thing” 🌹the entire chapter where Simon drinks a beer🌷 I take a sip of my beer and it’s I mean it’s just astonishingly disgusting I don’t think I was expecting it to taste like ice cream but holy fucking hell People lie and get fake IDs and sneak into bars and for this? I honestly think I’d rather make out with Bieber The dog Or JustinAnyway it really makes you worry about all the hype surrounding sex 🌹thanks Simon this is the best uote I’ve read in my damn life🌷 Simon going on a rant about all the different places they came from and how they all got here and Abby replying with “slavery in my case”🌹I still think Abby and Leah should have ended up together especially after that one line about how they really were just trying to impress each other? why was that there if they‘re both Really Straight? WOW im right about everything🌷I cant believe the post presidency Barack Obama joke wasn’t in the book because that was fucking awesome🌹all of Simon’s email titles especially Reese’s are better than sex🌷“Maybe you should stop having heterosexual sex”🌹Blue being an asshole and attaching a picture of a Reese’s to an email🌷“Partying harder than Blue’s mom since 2014”🌹 Wednesday is gender bender day which basically amounts to Southern straight people cross dressing 🌷Simon thinking Blue dressing up like a cheerleader is cute one chapter after they sarcastically intone the concept of ogling cheerleaders 🌹 I am literally not joking that actually happens in this book and it took me FOUR REREADS to notice it that is the most next level foreshadowing I have ever seen in my whole fucking life 🌷Leah dressing extra feminine to protest gender bender day🌹 “being secure in your masculinity isn’t the same as being straight” –somebody finally fucking said it🌷Leah’s birthday haiku for Simon🌹“le fuck”🌷When Blue calls Simon cute and grammatical and Simon calls him that back wow I love love🌹 “or we could do things other than talking I mean I’m just saying” –Simon being a smooth bitch🌷did we all just forget that Simon ran a tumblr called Passion Pit OBSESSION🌹the part where Simon and Blue touch hands oh my god 🌷 “I’m glad you find me distracting It wouldn’t be fair otherwise” –Blue being a smooth bitch🌹Simon stealing Leah’s cut your eyes to the side strategy and using it on Martin🌷Simon giving into the Martin thing and immediately internal monologuing “I hate myself I hate myself” is the most relatable content🌹Abby replying to Martin hitting on her with “I do like waffles that’s why I got them” 🌷hashtag roasted🌹Blue’s dad getting him a book by Casanovathe fact that Blue says “as you would say freaking Casanova” and Simon immediately replies with “FREAKING CASANOVA” that’s so pure🌷Blue being turned on by Simon’s sentence fragments🌹 “who are all these cute guys that make you so nervous? you better not love THEIR sentence fragments” 🌷THE FACT THAT WE’VE ALREADY SEEN BRAM FREEZE UP AROUND SIMON IN REAL LIFE AAAAAAAH🌹Martin singing at the Waffle House 🌷How sweet and soft Abby is after Simon comes out she freaking has him pull over and is so nice🌹Everything Abby does in this whole book?🌷 “she didn’t seem to believe me when I told her I’m not sexually active so I guess that’s flattering” 🌹Simon calling his future inlaws “Ms Every Time Including Oral and Mr Let’s Read About Freaking Casanova” 🌷all the conversations about letting the walls down in this book are so freaking relatable it really does feel like there’s no going back once you tell one person and I’m so impressed that Becky Albertalli managed to get that down🌹THE ENTIRETY OF PAGE 129🌷a sopho snuck into the chem lab and got his junk stuck in a beaker? 🌹Taylor getting characterization than basic mean girl make her Leah's love interest in Leah on the Offbeat I beg and pray🌷Blue slipping a joke about how good Simon is at distracting him into his Upset Monologue🌹 “It’s like he’s our age telling his parents he knocked someone up Which is totally the straight person euivalent of coming out” –Simon being a freaking savage🌷I don’t know about you but I can’t read the why is straight the default paragraph without thinking about OH GOD HELP ME JESUS from the movie🌹and Blue replying with “the Homosexual Agenda” I’m freaking crying🌷“You have me curious Banana? Hot dog? Cucumber?” –a real thing Simon actually typed and sent🌹“More like a giant baguette” –a real thing Blue actually typed and sent🌷“I love your giant baguette” –a real thing Simon actually typed and sent🌹Simon calling Blue “my Jewish Episcopalian email boyfriend” in his internal monologue🌷the fact that Nick likes to talk about social media as a vehicle for constructing and performing identity a mess🌹“Whatever the hell that means” —Simon🌷 “Who would post something like that?” “Someone who doesn’t know that “anal buttsex” is redundant” 🌹“I’m pregnant”🌷the fucking smiley face on page 171🌹Simon calling Target “an office supply Justice League”🌷 “one girl even confirms that Jesus still loves me” 🌹HERE IT IS GUYS THE MOST ICONIC AND RELATABLE LINE FROM THIS WHOLE BOOK I’m just so sick of straight people who can’t get their shit together 🌷the fact that Simon says this about Bram the most heterosexual of straights the straightest just call him Straighty McHetero🌹AUDITIONS SIMON CALLING BRAM CUTE WOW IF PAGE 195 AINT A PAGE🌷also Simon’s entire arc means the fucking world to me and I am so proud of him🌹why does Simon get drunk so much in this book🌷the Elliot Smith shirt 🌹Simon trying to crank Sufjan Stevens and it going about as well as you could expect 🌷the NOTE IN THE SHIRT🌹ALL OF THE FERRIS WHEEL SCENE PAGE TWO SIXTY SIX TO TWO SIXTY EIGHT IN THE US HARDCOVER EDITION WOW LOVE IS REAL 👏👏👏🌷 “Bram’s gone too how strange ” —Abby being a savage🌹“you’re THE cute guy” —BRAM BEING THE MOST ROMANTIC🌷SHOUT OUT OUR ANNIVERSARY EVERY WEEK🌹Bram’s dad using Casanova being bisexual as a reply to him coming out🌷the fact that a 2015 bestselling YA novel used the word bisexual twice and it’s 2018 and I still feel like I have to recognize that🌹the “happy two day anniversary” text🌷“don’t you dare cry” “what? no way” has a full breakdown🌹WHY WOULD I WANT TO WATCH OTHER PEOPLE KISSING🌷WHEN I COULD BE KISSING YOUaaaaaaanddddddd most importantly 🌹in case you wanted one here is a catalogue of every time They interact within this story and it is validthat’s all folks thank you for coming to my Ted Talk please read this book it’s eight levels of purity cleansed my soul and made me into the lesbian I am today also I technically read most of it from 4 am to 6 am on Jan 18 because priorities and if that's not an endorsement what is? → elise nitpicks her faves ← Nick is lowkey there for added heterosexual romance drama there is a reference to coming out being easier for gay girls that I think is an oversimplification and that is literally it I do my best to criticize things but my guy sometimes you just gotta accept masterpieces for what they areBlog | Goodreads | Twitter | Youtube

  3. says:

    Oh okay you I told you so people You were right This book is so much fun that I baked cookies and listened to unfortunate nineties pop music No reallyAnd I seriously didn't want to read this I mean why would I? I don't particularly like cutesy romances LGBT or not The cover is kinda sucky and not attractive The title is an inside joke that only makes sense after reading the book And let's be honest it's always easier to convince me to read books with phrases like mind bending twist dark secrets and twisted characters The word cute doesn't draw me inBut I finally took a chance on it and I concede this book is wonderful Just so so entertaining from start to finish I actually snorted aloud like the sexy beast I am at some of the hilarious scenes between Simon and his friends Simon is that perfect mix of delightfully weird and totally normal he makes us laugh and roll our eyes but we secretly recognize many of the things he thinksI giggled so much at scenes like this I take a sip of my beer and it’s I mean it’s just astonishingly disgusting I don’t think I was expecting it to taste like ice cream but holy fucking hell People lie and get fake IDs and sneak into bars and for this? I honestly think I’d rather make out with Bieber The dog Or JustinAnyway it really makes you worry about all the hype surrounding sexA few minutes later “Simon how much did you drink?” asks Leah I’m twisting the ends of her hair Leah’s hair is so pretty and it smells exactly like French toast Except that’s Abby Leah smells like almonds“One beer” One most excellent most delicious beer“One beer I can’t even begin to express how ridiculous you are”I know this sounds extremely lame but this book genuinely made me happy It doesn't hesitate to portray the reality of homophobia in a high school in the South but it's ultimately such an uplifting story about friendship family and the sweetest romance I may ever have read You can read hundreds perhaps thousands of books about the difficulties of dealing with your sexuality and coming out like the dark and powerful More Happy Than Not and these are very important but it was so refreshing to see a warm fuzzy gay romance where the protagonist is supported by his friends and familyVery funny and heart warmingBlog | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Tumblr

  4. says:

    Original Review December 2013 If Becky wasn't a gay teenage boy with good grammar and a foul mouth in several past lives then she's absolutely one of the most observant writers in the YA gameNew Review June 2017 Just finished my third or fourth reread of SIMON VS this time on audio which is narrated by the amazing Michael Crouch and wow I love this book each time I'm 27 right now and SIMON remains the book I wish I had 10 years ago

  5. says:

    This was a great read Simon is a hilarious character and I loved reading through his perspective I also liked that the story didn't just end right after the climax and how we got to see what happened past the big moment of the story

  6. says:

    Awesome Video review to come

  7. says:

    “White shouldn't be the default any than straight should be the default There shouldn't even be a default”45 starsI read this book exactly two years ago Since the trailer was released and the film release isn't too far away either I thought it was time to do a uick rereadThe first time around I liked this book It was cute it was fun most of all it was real I liked the story and the characters but I didn't connect with them For me it was a nice book but not an outstanding one and I really didn't get the hype about it I had also figured out who Blue was after less than half of the novel which kind of took the excitement away from reading itThe second time around I loved this book It was still fun and cute and real but now for some weird reason so much relatable Emotionally I was invested than before though Most of all I connected with Leah I have felt the hurt and anger that she has felt I've been through it allOverall I must say that Becky Albertalli definitely knows her way around teenagers and their feelings She understands what is going on in ourtheir minds I'm technically not a teenager any which is why this book is so perfect in that way And why it's so popularI can't put my finger on why I won't give five stars Maybe it's the writing? It is perfectly adeuate for a high school novel but I'm a sucker for a beautiful style Or it's something else entirely I can't say but something is still missingFind of my books on Instagram

  8. says:

    This book was so damn cute and extremely sweet and incredibly adorable XDIt tasted like a hot cup of coffee in early springit felt like warm summer rain caressing your skin it was as beautiful as a colourful sunrise in September and it smelled like a clear night sky in the middle of a cold winter night In short It gave me all those awesome fluffy cozy and happy feels I loved everything about “Simon vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda” From the bands and the music that was mentioned throughout the entire book right up to the Harry Potter and Fruits Basket references And OMG Simon’s and Blue’s mails Gosh they were so damn cute they were argh I can’t even say how much I loved those two This book was just marvellous and as a Fangirl I really felt like I finally arrived in seventh heaven lol ”I have to admit I like to imagine you as a kid fantasizing about junk food I also like to imagine you now fantasizing about sex I can’t believe I just wrote that I can’t believe I’m hitting sendI began to read this book and at some point realised that I couldn’t stop any The mystery about Blue’s true identity pushed me to read on and even though I had my suspicions I still found great pleasure in collecting the hints and trying to make some assumptions XD I’ve to admit that this book got me hooked and I’m not ashamed to confess that I actually loved every second of it ; P “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”So yeah now that I got this off my chest I finally should be able to write my actual review The PlotSimon is sixteen years old and has a huge secret He’s gay and he’s flirting with a guy who calls himself Blue and is than just adorable Well that’s Simon’s opinion and I’ve to confess that I agree He’s really damn cute XD Anyway Simon has never met Blue in real life and all they have ever done was to write very personal e mails personal e mails that unfortunately end up in the wrong hands Martin a classmate of Simon accidentally stumbles upon them and since he has a huge crush on one of Simon’s friends he decides to use them as leverage to force Simon to help him Martin wants a date with Abby and if Simon doesn’t assist him he’s going to out him to the whole world What a mess XDThe Characters Spoiler alert You may stop here or continue to read at your own risk ; Simon ”So here’s the thing Simon means ‘the one who hears’ and Spier means ‘the one who watches” Which means I was basically destined to be nosyI loved loved loved and adored Simon Gosh that boy is such a precious cutiepie He’s funny and he’s refreshingly honest well except of his little secret of course I could understand him so well and I think in some way I found myself in him I mean Simon and I have a lot in common and I guess that’s probably the reason why I liked him so much XD I hated that other people made him feel so insecure and I could understand his wish to get to know Blue in real life Jeez I was at the same point when I got to know my husband and it was so damn easy for me to relate to Simon’s struggle Still no matter what happened to him he always stood his ground and I truly loved him for it Simon is so brave and I swear when he told Martin his opinion about his post on Tumblr I was all like YEAH Damn right tell him what he did XD “And you know what? You don’t get to say it’s not a big thing This is a big fucking thing okay? This was supposed to be – this is mine I’m supposed to decide when and where and who knows and how I want to say it” Suddenly my throat gets thick “So yeah you took that away from me And then you brought Blue into it? Seriously? You fucking suck Martin I mean I don’t even want to look at you”Still it hurt to know that Blue was too shy to show himself and the fact Simon was so down made me sad as well Gosh I think Simon actually is the most relatable character I ever had the pleasure to encounter lol Everything he thought and did affected me so deeply XDAnd I swear the moment Blue found out about Simon’s identity just took my breath away ”Jacues a dit Right?I was all like OH MY GOD It was kind of unfair though I mean Blue obviously knew who Simon was but Simon actually had no clue who Blue might be XD What made it even worse was that he didn’t even know if his feelings were reciprocated because they actually stopped to write mails right after Simon’s identity was revealed Oh my poor Simon It was so painful to read ”Obviously I don’t know what the hell I’m doing here but what I’m trying to say is that I like you I than like you When I flirt with you it’s not a joke and when I say I want to know you it’s not just because I’m curious I’m not going to pretend I know how this ends and I don’t have a freaking clue if it’s possible to fall in love over email But I would really like to meet you Blue I want to try this And I can’t imagine a scenario where I won’t want to kiss your face off as soon as I see you Just wanted to make that perfectly clear”This scene resonated so much with me I actually once wrote a pretty similar mail as well lol Blue ”I completely understand what you mean about feeling locked into yourself For me I don’t even think it has anything to do with other people thinking they know me It’s that I want to leap in and say certain things and do certain things but I always seem to hold myself back I think a big part of me is afraid”Oh Blue he was so insecure and shy and somehow this only made him even adorable There were moments when he was so brave and then all of a sudden he was too intimidated by Simon’s mails to even give him his number XD Blue had his own struggles to deal with and just too see how much those two tried to support each other and the way they fell in love OMG It was just too much lol I loved so many things about Blue His correct grammar the way he expressed himself and the words he used It was obvious he was a smart kid and lol I guess deep down within me I already knew who was behind his nickname ; P I needed to read it though LOL ”And I do think you’re cute You’re absurdly cute I think I spend a little too much time thinking how adorable you are in emails and trying to translate that into a viable mental image for daydreams and the like“And the like” Haha oh boy did that one sentence mess with Simon’s head Truth be told I wouldn’t have reacted any different though See once again a moment where I could relate to Simon’s POV XD ”PS I love the way you smile like you don’t realize you’re doing it I love your perpetual bed head I love the way you hold eye contact a moment longer than you need to And I love your moon gray eyes So if you think I’m not attracted to you Simon you’re crazy”Awww just Aww I melted when I read that note and to think Simon found it so late and didn’t even know it was there Holy moly It killed me lol MartinI didn’t like him Yes I know he apologised in the end but damn what he did was just soo freaking mean and horrible I mean he outed Simon on Christmas Who would ever do such a thing? My poor Simon had to deal with all this on a day that’s supposed to be one of the nicest of the entire year And this just because a stupid oaf called Martin had a crush on his friend Abby and couldn’t accept that she wasn’t interested in him I mean ARGH That boy didn’t even think twice about the conseuences his actions would entail And yesh there were plenty of conseuences for poor Simon Simon’s friends ”But I’ve known Leah since sixth grade and Nick since we were four And this gay thing It feels so big It’s almost insurmountable I don’t know how to tell them something like this and still come out of it feeling like Simon Because if Leah and Nick don’t recognize me I don’t even recognize myself any”They were amazing Sure sometimes I was angry with them because they didn’t understand Simon’s situation and thought everything was about them I mean I understand why Abby was pissed but seriously what was Simon supposed to do? He couldn’t really tell her that he was blackmailed by Martin and in the end nothing of what Simon did actually had any conseuences for her She chose Nick and Martin as well as Leah had to accept it Period And Leah? I know she felt left out but it wasn’t like Simon could have done anything to stop Nick and Abby falling in love lol I mean alone the thought is kind of ridiculous XDStill no matter their feelings they always stood up for Simon and I think that’s the important thing You uarrel with your friends because you love them and when it comes down to it they’re always there for you ; “Did you just tell us you're gay? asks NickYesOkay he says Abby swats him What?That's all you're going to say? ‘Okay’?He said not to make a big deal out of it Nick says What am I supposed to say?Say something supportive I don't know Or awkwardly hold his hand like I did AnythingNick and I look at each otherI'm not holding your hand I tell him smiling a littleAll right he nods but know that I would”Simon’s family ”My dad invented the concept of Simon logic and I can’t seem to outgrow it It means whishful thinking supported by flimsy evidence”I loved how they interacted with each other They were so open and amazing and I had to laugh about their strange family habits I mean alone the idea of scavenger hunting on Facebook That was hilarious lol To be a guest in their house certainly would have been funny as hell XD And the way Simon outed himself to his family? Haha it was priceless Sure his father made many jokes but in the end he still loved his son and he felt sorry for being so oblivious and careless Alice and Nora were darlings and I guess to have two sisters like that is actually than just a blessing ”Well I’m just going to put this out there in case the message got lost somewhere I love you A lot No matter what And I know it’s got to be awesome having the cool dad”“Ahem” says my mom“Excuse me The cool parents The hardcore badass hipster parents”“Oh it’s awesome” I say“But rein us in if you need to okay? Rein me in” he says He rubs his chin “I know I didn’t make it easy for you to come out We’re very proud of you You’re pretty brave kid”And the ending? It was perfect I was so happy I grinned like a Cheshire Cat I just couldn’t stop LOLGah it was so cute and adorable and the way Blue finally made his appearance I think I actually died XD ”The way I feel about him is like a heartbeat – soft and persistent underlying everything”If you haven’t read “Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda” you definitely should do it nowDrop everything you’re reading because Simon definitely will bring happiness into your life ; Just allow yourself to be enchanted XD

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    This Book Was So Much FUNNNNIt has been ages since I stayed up late reading a book propping my eyes open just to keep going This book had me up at 2AM wanting to find out what would happen to our precious Simon The family relationships were fantastic the friendship dynamics were really well done the musical was too much fun I loved that the romance took place over the internet I just completely soaked it all upIf you're looking for a very readable very happy super fun book PLEASE PICK THIS ONE UP AND WARM UP YOUR HEART

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    This review contains spoilersIf you love Oreos or waffles boys kissing and overall cuteness then please read this wonderful story I promise that you won’t be disappointedThis is the kind of book that I had to read in one sitting while eating the best snacks and listening to my current favorite song because it was just fun fun funI’m still in a happy dazeSimon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda follows sixteen year old and not so openly gay Simon Spier who 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 “I actually think people would be cool about it” Martin says “You should be who you are”I don’t even know where to begin with that Some straight kid who barely knows me advising me on coming out I kind of have to roll my eyes”Fun fact—I actually started this book a while back but I absolutely hated Martin and I got so mad at his character that I had to put it down and then I never picked it back up unfortunately so “Did you—did you take a screenshot or something?”“Well” he says “I wanted to talk to you about that”“Sorry—you took a fucking screenshot?”He purses his lips together and stares over my shoulder “Anyway” he says “I know you’re friends with Abby Suso so I wanted to ask—”“Seriously? Or maybe we could go back to you telling me why you took a screenshot of my emails”He pauses “I mean I guess I’m wondering if you want to help me talk to Abby”Seriously why did he think that was okay in any way?And Simon kept describing Martin as a goofy kid that everyone in their school loves but Martin has some serious issues and needs to take a huge step back to reevaluate his life choicesI mean “And then she looks up at me with raised eyebrows and a perfectly round mouth and I can’t help but laugh“That was so bitchy of me I can’t believe I said that”“It was super bitchy” I say “You’re like a stealth bitch”“What did you call her?” asks MartinI swear to God that kid pops up out of nowhere and burrows into every conversation“It’s okay Marty We’re just messing around” says Abby“Yeah well he called you a bitch I really don’t think that’s okay”Says the guy blackmailing a kid to 'help' him date someoneI seriously despised him And after some time he funnily enough started reminding me of Gabe from The Office—remember when Gabe started obsessing over Erin? That’s how Martin sounded like when he talked about AbbyI’m sorry but I just can’t get over how uncomfortable he made meI feel like I need to go listen to some really relaxing music because Martin’s got me all riled upAnd maybe I shouldn’t admit this but I was rooting for him to have a horrible ending The way he handled Abby’s rejection was just completely disgustingTo uote Simon Martin is the biggest most cavernous gaping asshole who ever lived And Martin's email at the end pissed me off even But on a much positive note Blue Bram and Simon were so cute and grammatical “I can’t believe Bram Greenfeld dressed up Bram from my lunch table He’s this uiet black kid who’s supposed to be really smart but I’ve never heard him speak unless he’s forced to He leans way back into the corner of the couch shuffling the toe of one foot against the other and I never noticed it before but he’s actually kind of adorable”Subtle foreshadowing I love itIt was an absolute delight seeing Bram and Simon together at the start because SIMON HAD NO IDEA “No fucking thank you Abby” Leah says in this sickeningly pleasant tone Except her eyes are like crackling fireballs of rage She stands up abruptly pushing her chair in without a wordAs soon as she leaves Garrett looks at Bram and Bram bites his lip Which I’m pretty sure is straight dude code for Bram likes LeahAnd I don’t know why but it pisses me the fuck off”Little do you knowForeshadowing in books usually gives me too much anxiety but because I spoiled the ending for myself I couldn't handle the not knowing the first time I started this book I was just smiling throughout my whole reading experience “For one thing both Garrett and Bram have been totally cool about the gay thing all day which I guess I didn’t expect from a bunch of athletesAlso Bram is cute Like really really cute He stands a foot or so back from the fence totally sweaty with a white turtleneck under his soccer shirt And he’s not really talking but he has very expressive brown eyes And light brown skin and soft dark curls and cute knobbly hands”They are too cuteAlso I loved Ms Albright she's moderately badass for a teacher I can't remember the last time I enjoyed reading about a teacher in a book But she was definitely a pleasant surprise “Then she walks over to me and suats down in front of my platform “You okay Simon?”I feel myself blush a little bit “I’m fine”“Okay well” she says uietly “Just know that those assholes are getting suspended I’m not even kidding I will make it my hill to die on”YESAlso also I love emails in books so the interactions between Blue and “Jacues” were absolutely delightful their emails about middle school memories still make me laugh “Honestly though? I think the real reason I had girlfriends was because I didn’t one hundred percent believe I was gay Or maybe I didn’t think it was permanentI know you’re probably thinking “Okaaaaaaay”—JacuesFROM bluegreen118gmailcomTO hourtohournotetonotegmailcomDATE Oct 19 at 801 AMSUBJECT The obligatory OkaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyEyebrows butthole mouth etc—Blue”Seriously the cast of characters in this book were all so wonderfulAnd there was this one part with Leah that cracks me up every single time “And Leah’s also into slash fanfiction which got me curious enough to poke around the internet and find some last summer I couldn’t believe how much there was to choose from Harry Potter and Draco Malfoy hooking up in thousands of ways in every broom closet at Hogwarts I found the ones with decent grammar and stayed up reading all night It was a weird couple of weeks That was the summer I taught myself how to do laundry There are some socks that shouldn’t be washed by your mom”I seriously laughed out loudAnd the email parts of this book kind of reminded me of A Cinderella Story and their interactions “And then someone slides in beside me“Can I sit here?” he asks and my eyes snap openIt’s Cute Bram Greenfeld of the soft eyes and soccer calvesI loosen the seat belt to let him in And I smile at him It’s impossible not to“I like your shirt” he says He seems nervous“Thanks” I say “It’s Elliott Smith”I’m kind of hardcore grinning right nowI'm really glad that we got to see those two get together and that it didn't end right there But I was expecting for the book to have 10 pages so when I turned the last page in chapter 35 and saw Acknowledgments written I was so let down And this particular situation has happened so many times but it still gets me every single timeThis story was just so good and I’m truly happy that I gave it a second chanceAlso I’m really pleased that Martin didn’t get a happy ending Note I'm an Affiliate If you're interested in buying Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda just click on the image below to go through my link I'll make a small commission This review and can be found on my blog

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