TITLE: Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda
BY: Becky Albertalli
SERIES: Creekwood #1
GENRE: Young Adult, Contemporary, LGBT, Romance
Okay so I’m assuming everyone knows about this book already, at least have heard of it or maybe you’ve heard Love, Simon, the film adaptation. If you did, well you definitely heard too how amazing this book is. Let me tell you the Truth, whatever good thing you heard about this, it isn’t a lie. It deserves the hype surrounding it ever since it was published and ever since the adaptation was released.
Simon vs, I realized is like a warm cup of tea made by someone I love like my mother, and I’m holding with both of my hands. And as I drink it, the warmth spreads first to my chest and all throughout my body. I know, I sound weird and cheesy but you guys, this book is so heartwarming.
I completely fell in love with Simon, his world, his family and his friends. Now this is how contemporary YAs should be. Parents are included in the plot, not just some people who made couple appearances or mentioned just to let the readers know the MC isn’t an orphan. Simon and his friends are perfect teenagers. Not literally and physically perfect but they were portrayed realistically which made them perfect characters for me. They acted like typical teenagers, ignorant and stupid. I didn’t mean that in the bad, demeaning way, in fact I love how the characters were developed in the end, especially Simon. Simon became more sensitive and more caring to his friends, realizes his mistakes and apologize for them. Now I can talk forever about how I love the character but I don’t have too. You get the point. And oh Simon and Blue. They’re adorable. I wasn’t expecting it to be wholesome but it was. I feel giddy and warm and love.
And finally, I love the message of this book and how it was conveyed. When I comfort or assure a friend who’s having some self-confidence issues, I’d say,
Your seemingly imperfections are what makes you perfect.
In Simon vs., it was conveyed that being gay, being nerd or generally who or what you are isn’t being Not-Perfect. It simply YOU. This what makes this book one of a kind. Simon’s story shows me the beauty and reward of embracing one’s identity, not only to oneself but to also to other people around.
I highly recommend this book to everyone. Seriously read this Book. 🙂
Happy Reading guys,