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Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli - Review

Monday, August 10, 2015

Where did I get it? My gorgeous friend Janet sent it to me because she knew I'd love it. 

What's it about? Simon is gay, and has been emailing with Blue for a few months when Martin, someone he barely knows, sees the emails on a school computer and starts blackmailing him: he'll tell everyone Simon is gay if Simon doesn't help him get together with Abby. Simon goes along with it because he doesn't want to be outed, even though he has a pretty supportive family. He keeps emailing Blue, and is falling for him. 

What age range is it for? 15+, I'd think. 

Are any main characters LGBTQ+? Well duh, it's kind of the premise.

Are any main characters non-white? Yes, very much so. Simon's high school is in Georgia and seems pretty diverse. 

Are any main characters disabled either mentally or physically? I think there's mentions of both, but I could be wrong. 

Is there any sex stuff? Very little.

Are drugs mentioned or used? No. 

Is there any talk of death? No.

Are there swear words? Yes, quite a few. Simon usually says 'freaking', so you can tell when he's really angry and says 'fuck'. 

Would I recommend the book? Yes, I absolutely loved it and want everyone to read it. 

How many stars? 10 out of 10 - not because I think it's perfect, because no book is, but because it is very very close to perfection. 

Where is the book going now? I promised it to my 15 year old stepcousin Nirosha :) 

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