Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertelli | 1 Minute Reviews

Simon is in love with someone he has never met… Or at least, he’s pretty sure they’ve never met.

After finding Blue’s coming out post on his school’s tumblr specifically for secrets, secretly gay Simon Spier and mysterious Blue begin a romance over emails.


But when Simon logs on at school, their romance is spotted by awkward yet confrontational Martin. Threatening to out him to the whole school, Martin blackmails Simon into setting him up with his best friend Abby.

Despite the scary start, this is actually really lovely book about first loves, coming out, and friendships changing as we grow. Simon is a wonderful little dork and you will guaranteed spend the whole book being like HE IS BLUE NO THAT GUY IS BLUE OH GOD I HOPE IT ISN’T THAT GUY which is super fun.

Simon also grapples coming out to his closest friends, while also balancing jealousies and strains building between them all.

And of course, there’s a lot of musical theatre in it.

Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda is laugh out loud, swoony and altogether a heap of fun. It’s definitely a must-read novel for days when you need cheering up.

Also truth? I really wanted to post a load of tumblr fan art here but it totally spoils who Blue is so you’ll have to wait. Don’t go looking either! Enjoy the mystery!

You should go buy it here. And get some oreos to eat while you read.

A follow up book from Leah’s POV has been announced, as has a movie adaptation called Love, Simon. Becky’s second book, also set in the same universe, is called The Upside of Unrequited.

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