Simon Vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

Becky Albertalli

Shelfie Score: 58%

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Publisher: Penguin UK
Pages: 320


16 year old Simon is not-so-openly gay and would rather the drama stayed in his high school’s musical. But his secret is at risk of exposure when an email falls into the wrong hands. Now h’es being blackmailed and if refuses to play wingman for the class clown, Martin, his sexual identity will become everyone’s main topic of conversation. Even worse, the identity of boy he’s been emailing - Blue - will be out there too. Messy dynamics emerge in what was one his tight-knit friendship group and hi...

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OMG!!! this book was so cute, funny, charming and adorable!!! The characters were great the, plot was great and omg simon was perfect!!! One of tje best contemporaries ever :)

Joseph Mulpeter

This is one of my favourite reads by far, I have completely fallen in love with it. I think one of the main reasons why this book got to me was because it's relatable, (without the blackmail) I love that there is a book that represents the gay community in a way that you don't often see in books/on screen, yes there may be some cliche moments but it's nice reading a novel in the perspective of a gay teen who is trying to navigate their way through life, and not having the focus in the novel being sexualised. The anticipation throughout this book as to who Blue is, it really had me on the edge of my seat. This book does not disappoint!


I felt like there wasn’t a huge plot to this story. A lot of people love this book, but when I didn’t feel any connection to the characters or what was happening in the book. I wasn’t excited to see what would happen next because nothing really happened. When I look back at what happened in the story, none of the event stick out at me. Nothing made me think. Everything was just there and left me feeling meh.


Bookaxe Characteristics for Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

Character and Plot:

Characters in depth

Fast-paced plot

Language and Style:

Straight to the point

Language and style central

New Information:

Pure entertainment

Introduces you to new ideas


Explores the darker side of life
Light-hearted and optimistic


No swearing or violence etc
Frequent swearing and violence etc

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