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Tuesday, 1 May 2018

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda (Now called ‘Love, Simon’) by Becky Albertalli

I know that starting a review with the words OMG ALL THE FEELS is not a good way to be taken seriously, but this book really did hit me in all the feels. You see, Simon is gay. He hasn’t told anyone yet, but he isn’t ashamed of it. He knows that his parents will still love him, and that he won’t lose any friends over it, but he just isn’t ready to ‘come out’ yet. That is until someone takes the choice away from him and now he is being blackmailed by a classmate.

But that’s not the entire story. We watch Simon fall in love with a boy on the internet (growing more flirtatious everyday) only to get frustrated when ‘Blue’ isn’t as keen to meet him; he spends time with his sisters (that he obviously loves a lot, even if he’s not always the best at showing it), and muddles his way through high school with a great group of friends (with some messy dynamics). He makes mistakes along the way (doesn’t everybody?) especially when it comes to his friends, but he is a good person, and even when he makes his mistakes I wanted nothing but the happiest of endings for our protagonist.

Seriously guys, if you love a sweet romance story (and let’s be honest, who doesn’t?) then Love, Simon is the book (and very soon to be movie) for you!

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Catalogue link: Love, Simon

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