Review: Simon vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli



Let me just say first that I bought this book because I liked the cover. I’m a cover judger! *shrugs*

Simon VS the Homo Sapiens Agenda has already been adapted into a movie, Love Simon. I was going to review both the book & movie together but let’s be honest books are always better.



This book is about a teenage boy Simon aka Jacques who is being blackmailed by a classmate, Martin. Martin stumbles across Simons secret emails to ‘Blue’, learns that he is gay & uses this secret as leverage to get Simon to hook him up with his friend Abby. First off, really Martin? Blackmailing your way to a date, que romantico. *insert eyeroll* Early on in the book I started to think Martin might actually be Simons email love, Blue, & was just using this “blackmail” ploy as a way to get closer to Simon without spilling his secret, but that idea was quickly shot down. 

However my second guess, which I guessed in Chapter 11 was correct! 



After Martin fails to woe Abby he basically blames Simon for Abby’s disinterest in him romantically & THEN OUTS SIMON ON SOCIAL MEDIA OVER CHRISTMAS BREAK! Que hijo de la gran p*ta! Being left with no choice really, Simon decides it’s time to “come out of the closet”. Blue has already pieced the clues together & figured out Jacques is Simon, he tells him so & Simon kind of pressures him into revealing himself. Not cool Simon! After a weird few weeks between them they finally meet in person. Simon FINALLY finds out who Blue is, IT’S BRAM!!

Bram is stoked when he figures out that Simon is his email love interest & Simon is stoked when he finds out ‘Blue’ is Bram, they start dating & the end. No really, ya se acabo, there isn’t much after their meeting & the start of their relationship. Disappointing!


Despite the abrupt ending I loved this book! I wanted more after their meeting & the start of their relationship but the book is great nonetheless. Definitely recommend to all YA literature readers.



Next month I’ll be reviewing All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven.



As always, Thanks for chatting with me – V



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