Published by Balzer + Bray on April 7, 2015
Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email 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, will be compromised.
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 met.
I’m back again with yet another book review. I know that I am unintentionally turning this into a book blog, but I swear that there are more real life posts coming soon. I’m even going to be changing up my youtube channel, but more on that in another post.
Let’s get back to the topic at hand. This book review in case you haven’t noticed is about the book Simon vs the Homo sapiens agenda by Becky Albertalli. Let’s just say from the jump that all the hype surrounding this book is real and I loved it! This book is what the movie Love, Simon is based off, in case you haven’t read my movie review you can do so here.
So, apparently this is book one in a three part trilogy on Creekwood High. I will try and keep my promise to not spoil the ending of the book too much, though I’m pretty sure that you can guess from this YA romance and the movie. I will tell you that the book differs from the movie in small ways which leave it open to continue as part of a series. One way they differ is that Simon tends to spend more time with Abby even though they just met a few months ago and Leah and Nick tend to spend more time together since they have known each other longer. In the book Simon also has two sisters Alice and Eleanor (haha…if you got that joke) and Eleanor actually ends up learning to play guitar from Nick.
Let me know if you have read this book and what you thought or if you just saw the movie and were interested in the book. I also added a Currently Reading section in my sidebar instead of the usual books I’ve read. If you have any recommendations for books I should read this year, let me know 🙂 I’ll see you soon with another post.