Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

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.Wi...

Details Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

TitleSimon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda
Release DateApr 7th, 2015
PublisherBalzer + Bray
GenreYoung Adult, Contemporary, Glbt, Romance, Fiction, Realistic Fiction, M M Romance, Queer, Coming Of Age, Audiobook

Reviews Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

  • Emily May
    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, really.And 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 ...
  • Kat O'Keeffe
    This was so great! It was funny and adorable and just left me with the biggest smile plastered on my face! It did take me a little bit to get into the story because there were so many characters I had trouble keeping them straight at times, but the main character Simon is well developed and relatable and really grounded the story. I thought the mystery was great (and was so excited when I correctly guessed who Blue was!) and I liked that despite ...
  • Adam Silvera
    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 game.New 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 more each time. I'm 27 right now and SIMON remains the book I wish I had 10 years ...
  • Hailey (HaileyinBookland)
    Awesome. Video review to come.
  • Raeleen Lemay
    THIS BOOK IS WONDERFUL.If a story about a cynical gay Harry Potter fan falling in love with somebody from the inside out sounds appealing to you, do yourself a favour and pick this up when it comes out in April.
  • Nat
    This review contains *spoilers*.If you love Oreos or waffles, boys kissing, and overall cuteness then please read this wonderful story, I promise that you won’t be disappointed.This 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 fun.I’m still in a happy daze.Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda follows sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay ...
  • Lola Reviewer
    There’s this pause. We’re still looking at each other. And there’s this feeling in my stomach like a coil pulled taut. ‘‘It’s you,’’ I say. 3 stars? 3.5 stars? I’m honestly not sure. Prior to reading this novel, I had read maybe five, six, seven reviews that upped my anticipation like crazy. They all mentioned how ‘‘cute’’ and ‘‘adorable’’ this novel is. And it’s true. I wouldn’t be surprised to see Simon v...
  • Ariel
    This. Book. Was. So. Much. FUNNNN.It 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 up!If you're looking for ...
  • Riley
    As someone who does not typically like books set in high school, I absolutely adored this book. It is possibly the cutest romance I've ever read. And I think it is mostly because Simon and Blue feel in love with each other without knowing what the other looked like. They 100% loved each other for what's inside and that made it all the more beautiful. Simon felt like a real person. His voice was so genuine and honest. And Blue is the most precious...
  • Catriona (LittleBookOwl)
    4.5 stars... Maybe 5? I'm going to let things simmer and I'll get back to you on that, but OH YES THIS THIS THIS! Loved. So much. All of the things.
  • Emma Giordano
    I absolutely loved this book!!! I'm so happy I finally had the motivation to read it. It was exactly as everyone described it; Cute, Fluffy, Healthy, a fast read, an *important* read, etc. I can clearly see why it's such an acclaimed novel for LGBT+ rep in the book community. I'm very satisfied with "Simon" and would recommend it to absolutely everyone in the world because y'all need this book in your life!
  • Whitney Atkinson
    so when does the sequel come out bc i feel like i need 300 more pages of this
  • emma
    I DO NOT KNOW HOW I FEEL ABOUT THIS BOOK. AT ALL.And the fact that I am the last person in the mapped universe to have read it is not helping me define my emotions. fact, it is actually only informing me that my feelings should be “THIS BOOK IS AMAZING IT IS THE BEST THING I HAVE EVER READ IN MY LIFE IT’S ADORABLE AND LIFE-CHANGING AND I AM GOING TO GIVE IT FIVE STARS AND BLUSH CUTELY WITH HAPPINESS W...
    Some of my favorite quotes. :S -“White shouldn't be the default any more than straight should be the default. There shouldn't even be a default.”-“I’m too busy trying not to be in love with someone who isn’t real.”-“It feels like we’re the last survivors of a zombie apocalypse. Wonder Woman and a gay dementor. It doesn’t bode well for the survival of the species.” -“The closest thing I’ve ever had to a journalis probably y...
  • ✨ jamieson ✨
    “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.” HAPPY PRIDE MONTH EVERYONE 🌈 🌈 🌈 and honestly could not have started it any better because this book is so cute and I'm gonna be emo for YEARS. (By buffonia on tumblr )I am, literally, two years late to this party and I'm embarrassed okay, I hate...
  • April (Aprilius Maximus)
  • Cait (Paper Fury)
    Okay but. HELP. THIS WAS SO INSANELY ADORABLE I SUFFOCATED. I was listening to the audiobook and GRINNING. Like an idiot. The ending = Cait losing all control of her Vulcanism and just GRINNING LIKE A SHEER IDIOT. (I might've mentioned that already, but it bears saying again.) So least to say I LOVED IT. Of course!! Everyone recommended me this book a zillion times and they were a zillion percent right. Why?! WHY IS IT SO GOOD?! Omg, let me writ...
  • Wendy Darling
    "Hi," he says, quickly and softly. Like the word belongs to us.
  • Virginia Ronan ♥ Herondale ♥
    This book was so damn cute and extremely sweet and incredibly adorable! XDIt tasted like a hot cup of coffee in early spring,it 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”! ...
  • Ashley Nuckles
    I read this so quickly that I never updated my Goodreads and by the time I got to the end I just kept thinking "it's okay it still feels like there's maybe 20 pages left" before I realized it was a sneak preview at The Upside of Unrequited and my world was crushed. So yeah, that's how I'm feeling about this. No but really I loved EVERY. SINGLE. BIT. And I don't know why it took me so long to actually pick this up because Simon is adorable and thi...
  • Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
    I LOVED this book. Loved, with no ifs, ands, or buts. I don't often read YA for a few reasons. For one, there is nothing I hate more than silly drama, and I feel like so often YA authors resort to petty fighting or similar antics to put a "twist" in their plots. That makes me grumpy, and a grumpy Heather is a low-rating Heather. I don't like to give low ratings. However, this book has gotten SO much press, so I knew I had to try it. And I'm SO ha...
  • Aimee
    FOR THE LOVE OF OREOS (which I'm eating right now), GO READ THIS BOOK NOW!“But I'm tired of coming out. All I ever do is come out. I try not to change, but I keep changing, in all these tiny ways. And every freaking time, I have to reintroduce myself to the universe all over again.”Guys, Simon is just the most honest, realistic, clever, hilarious and adorable character you'll ever come across. He's a sassy gay teenager with perfect grammar an...
  • destiny ☠ howling libraries
    “People really are like houses with vast rooms and tiny windows. And maybe it's a good thing, the way we never stop surprising each other.”People have been recommending this book to me for a solid year or more, and I've owned a copy since January, but I kept putting it off. I finally realized I had only put it off so long because it had been hyped so hard for me that I was scared I would be let down! I can safely say I wasn't.PLOT ➳➳It's ...
  • Trina (Between Chapters)
    This book was SO good. There are 10 million great things I could say about this book but here's the shortlist:-It kept me up til 6 am to finish the whole thing.-It made me cry 3 times. (Big deal because I am not a book crier.)-I am actually heartbroken that these characters are not real and I am not friends with them.-OTP status.-Beautiful, beautiful first love.-Heck yes, diversity! This book was representative and inclusive of sexual orientation...
  • Steph Sinclair
    I think I just felt my heart explode in my chest from all the cute! Review to come, but put this on your list, people.
  • Kai
    “I’m too busy trying not to be in love with someone who isn’t real.”3.5/5 starsA quick and fun read. I don't have anything to criticise, really.The novel and its characters are extremely relatable. The language and the plot are realistic, the characters likeable. Nobody and nothing annoyed me, which doesn't happen too often, believe me.It was a little guessable, though - I figured mysterious Blue out pretty quickly - but not boring at all...
  • Cece (ProblemsOfaBookNerd)
    Possibly a 4.5 I haven't decided yet. This was so adorable people are giving me looks on the train because I'm grinning in a possibly frightening level of happiness. I loved this.
  • bella ϟ✨
    5/5 stars “Sometimes it seems like everyone knows who I am except me.” Be still, my beating heart. Simon vs. simultaneously grew me a heart and also overloaded it with too many feels. I honestly had to pry my kindle out of my hand because I didn’t want to do anything but read this book. For some reason I have a hard time gelling with main characters—especially in YA books—but Simon was such a beautiful character I honestly think he wo...
  • maybelline™
    Okay, can I just start off by saying that I saw this on the internet and COULDN’T resist sharing:Absolute genius, I love it. Onto the review. . .So, my **friends** ((that’s a subjective term, I shouldn’t call them my friends, I should refer to them as “The Banes of my Existence”)) forced me to read this book and I must admit that I was pleasantly surprised. This book shares the absolutely adorable plot from “You’ve Got Mail” in wh...
  • Chesca
    I CAN’T EVEN. “ People really are like houses with vast rooms and tiny windows. And maybe it’s a good thing, the way we never stop surprising each other.” Actual Rating: 4.75 starsNOTE: I honestly won’t call this a review. It’s a reflection paper. Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda is one of the most honest and most uplifting books I’ve ever read. This is not just Simon’s story, but ours too.I HAVE NEVER BEEN SO AWAKE IN READING...