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Challenge 3: An LGBT book – “Simon VS. the Homo Sapiens Agenda”

Challenge 3: An LGBT book – “Simon VS. the Homo Sapiens Agenda”

Welcome everybodyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!

Who watched ‘The Nanny’ back in the 90s?!?!?!?! OMG!

Nevermind! This post is not about ‘The Nanny’ but for the third book of our challenge #26weekreadingchallenge2018. And the book is “Simon VS. the Homo Sapiens Agenda”!

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Yes, an LGBT book!

Simon is a sixteen-year-old boy who prefers not to share the fact that he is gay to the whole school and family. But, one day, all his emails fall into the wrong hands: Simon is being blackmailed by Martin and now is sexual identity is at risk and 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 group of friends, and his email correspondence with Blue growing more flirtatious every day, Simon’s junior year has suddenly gotten complicated. Now, Simon has to find a way to step out of his comfort zone before he’s pushed out.

——— J ———

I give this book ★★★★☆!

My first thought about this book was “another romance book” and I wasn’t really attracted by the cover. But then I started to read it and I fell in love!

This is one of the books that you can’t put down and you read it just in one night. Simon is literally one of us (or at least me): he is weird and normal at the same time. And oh the mystery behind Blue! It was just genial (mostly when I guessed who really was Blue).

Overall, the book just made me happy!

My favorite quote from the book is:

It is definitely annoying that straight (and white, for that matter) is the default, and that the only people who have to think about their identity are the ones who don’t fit that mold. Straight people really should have to come out, and the more awkward it is, the better. Awkwardness should be a requirement.

——— S ———

★★★★ and a half! (Please laugh at my really technological skills! HAHAHA!)

I hate romantic books, but this one?!

Everyone felt so real, Simon and all of his friends, the family and the everyday life.

It made go back in time when Facebook was such a big important thing to me and when it was possible to fall in love for someone without “knowing” them, when my iPod was my life, when homework and theatre scripts were in my never-ending to-do list at school and finally when gay was just the biggest insult.

This is such an important book and I am hoping everyone could read it. It is not the story that makes the four stars and a half, but the lessons you can learn from it because if you really think about the story it’s just the same old love story.

Oh well, the truth is: I am jealous and I love Bram! He should be mine!!!!

People really are like houses with vast rooms and tiny windows. And maybe it’s a good thing, the way we never stop surprising each other.

And that’s all! So now for the next challenge, we chose historical fiction and we chose ‘Memoirs of a Geisha’ by Arthur Golden.

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It’s a bestseller since it was published and they did also a film about this book! So excited and I can already feel that this book is gonna be one of our favorites.

Did you read ‘Simon VS the Homo Sapiens Agenda’? If yes, what do you think about it? If no, what are you waiting for? Add this book to your TBR list!

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J&S

 

 

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