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REVIEW: Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

“If she thinks me drinking coffee is big news, it’s going to be quite a fucking morning.”


YES. YES. YES. YES. We should all know by now that I love a good young adult. They’re easy and quick to read and full of real characters and real emotion, and this one was SPOT ON.

I knew I wanted to see this film, but it’s practically a cardinal sin to watch an adapted film before reading the book first. So I knuckled down and oh, my, am I glad I did. I think my favourite thing about this book, was Simon’s family. I loved them, they were so real and loving and awesome. Often in YA you get parents who are controlling or annoying in because it’s not cool to be friends with your parents when you’re a teen, so this was such a breath of fresh air.

But let’s not forget the most important thing about this book. It told a story about real teenagers and one particular boy’s understanding of sexuality. And at the end of the day, this was a love story. It was so true to teen feelings and I almost felt transported back to my days in high school fawning over my most recent crush. Becky Albertalli really is talented with this genre. Not a book to be missed.

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