Simon VS. The Homosapiens Agenda


Simon  VS The Homosapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli is a book that I cannot put down! You know that feeling when you want to know what happens next...chapter by chapter...this is that kind of book! I am curious to know what will happen to Simon's life as he bravely admitted that he is gay. Also, I just wish that people would be more accepting in reality just like in this book. Plus, there are a lot of good lines in this book. 
Title: Simon VS Homosapiens Agenda

Author: Becky Albertalli

Type: Fiction

Category: Young Adult

Genre: Romance

Publisher: Harper Collins 

Total Chapters: 35

Total Pages: 303

Table of Contents: N/A

Summary From The Book:

Sixteen year old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an emails 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 with, will be jeopardized. 

With some messy dynamics emerging in his once tight-knit group of friends and his email correspondence with Blue growing more flirtatious every day. Simon's junior year has suddenly gotten all kinds of complicated. Now change-averse Simon has to find a way to step out of his comfort zone before he's pushed out - without alienating his friends, compromising himself, or fumbling a shot at happiness with the most confusing, adorable guy he's never with the most. 

My Thoughts: 

The version that I bought has a special edition containing Simon and Blue's first exchanges of emails. :)

What Light's summary in the book is already the whole story just without the details, climax, and the ending. I find this romance book suitable for young adults. 

The book's point of view is the character Sierra. Its front cover of a female in a winter wear is definitely the character Sierra. There are just enough characters to take note of and that matters, basically just Caleb and Sierra's family and friends. 

My favorite character of the story would be Caleb, I find it realistic that he suffers from a mistake and that every thing that he does on his life is like a redemption that will never be enough. As a person, mistakes are unavoidable and often times we will find ourselves in his place. Just like me, it happens to me sometimes, I blame myself and I find ways to make it all better. 

The scene that I like the most is when they had their first long conversation with a hot chocolate and a candy cane. I thought, should I try making my hot chocolate sweet with candy cane? Let us find out this Christmas season!

What do you think the title What light represents? I cannot exactly pinpoint on why the title is "What Light" but somehow, in my opinion, Sierra represents as something bright that came into Caleb's life. A hope for redemption that he was looking for. 

Basically, the book is sweet and perfect for light reading. Something that you do not want to stress over with. No need to over-think.

My Favorite Line/s:

"It's why I stopped telling most people the truth. They're going to believe what they believe, and I'm tired of explaining."

Rating: 5/5 because I got hooked, no boring parts for me. 

Recommendation: To those who wants to read something light and romantic. 

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