Review: Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

THIS BOOK IS SO CUTE. If you haven’t read it, GO READ IT NOW. Seriously.

I feel like writing this review is a little bit silly because Simon is so popular and widely known now that the movie—which I can’t wait to watch immediately after writing this review—has been made and released, and I don’t have much to say that everyone hasn’t already said. Anyways, I have a lot of emotions and giddy feelings after finishing this novel so…

HERE ARE MY MUSHY, HAPPY OPINIONS.

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda is incredible and sweet and funny and adorable and you. will. cry. with. joy. Or maybe that’s just me.

Simon was perfect and so easy to relate to and his relationships with his friends and family and Blue were SO GOOD. I AM SO HAPPY. His friends annoyed me quite a bit a few times, each friend for different reasons, but in the end they were lovely and they loved him and he loves them and IT IS GOOD. Also I don’t know how Becky Albertalli writes such endearing and lovable families in her books, but her fictional families (Simon’s and Molly’s in The Upside of Unrequited) are so amazing.

“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. I get a girlfriend. I have a beer. And every freaking time, I have to reintroduce myself to the universe all over again.”
― Becky AlbertalliSimon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

That said, this book isn’t all happy, feel-good moments. Simon is forced into some uncomfortable situations because of thoughtless people in his life. I think Albertalli wrote these situations in such a smart and caring way that really allowed Simon to shine as he overcame each obstacle and was able to make the best of everything that was unexpectedly and unfairly thrown at him. (This is vague because I want to avoid spoilers, but ideally you all have read this book already because it’s so good.)

I read a good amount of this book in a semi-public place and this book was so good that I had to take breaks to avoid squealing in delight and crying happy gooey tears all over everyone around me.

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★★★★★

Now I’m off to watch the movie!

Have you read Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda? Or maybe seen Love, Simon? Leave your thoughts in the comments!

2 thoughts on “Review: Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

    1. I actually didn’t love the movie as much as I thought I would! I think they changed a lot and they characterization of Simon’s friends wasn’t as great as in the book. It was still super cute though! Thank you for commenting!

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