Title: Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda
Author: Becky Albertalli
Sixteen-year-old Simon is gay. Only one person knows for his secret and this is mysterious Blue, with whom Simon talks through emails. They don’t know each other true identities, except the fact that they are in the same high school.
Some day, Simon is incautious and he forgot to sign out on school’s computer, and some guy Martin takes advantage of that. He starts blackmailing Simon and threats that he will reveal all emails in public if Simon doesn’t help him with the girl he likes, Simon’s good friend Abby. Of course, Simon can’t say no but things never go as planned.
And during all the crazy stuff going on in Simon’s life, he continues exchanging emails with Blue. Their relationship grows stronger and more intimate. And with every new email, Simon wants to know more, who Blue actually is.
I loved this book! It was so sweet and nice. I enjoyed so much while reading it and I was sad when I finished it. And I really loved every single part of it.
First is Simon. He’s such a nice, and funny and sometimes awkward and geeky boy. I would love to have a friend like him. He’s a typical teenager with all the problems teenagers usually have. Every day he’s trying to find out, where he belongs. He’s confused with his life and wants to discover who he is. He’s confused but not only with his sexual identity. And haven’t we all been like that?
I loved how a relationship of Blue and Simon grew and became more and more stronger. And I couldn’t wait when Blue’s identity would be revealed. For every guy in a book, I thought that he would be the one.
Simon has the best family and friends. They’re all been supportive and by his side when he needed them. But many times I had felt that he’s fed up of his family. And again, didn’t we all be through that? I remember how I thought that everything my parents did was just stupid and they overreacted but now when I’m looking back, I know they wanted best for me. And in the book were exactly the same situations.
It’s been a while sice I read any LGBT book and I’m glad I picked this one next. Because it’s not only about coming out, but it’s also about everyday problems we all have.
I shouldn’t care if stupid people call me a stupid word, and I shouldn’t care what people think of me. But I always care.
Yeah, we all do.
Did you read this book and if you did what did you think about it? Do you have any other LGBT book recommendations?