Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda (Creekwood, #1)


I really enjoyed this!! I can’t believe it took me so long to read this. It seems that everyone loves this book and I understand why. I did watch the movie before I read the book. There are some things that I liked more in the book but some that I liked more in the movie!

This book is so adorable and it really is a feel good one! Yes, there’s the tense moments but it’s so worth it. I will say that my husband and I had the hardest time figuring out who Blue was in the movie. In the book, I would have figured it out much sooner!

Guys, I love Simon! He’s such an amazing character and I loved his story arc. He is so sweet, caring and funny! His relationship with Blue, even through email, was so great. I loved his relationships with his friends too. Oh, how I loved his little sister!

One person, I wasn’t as fond of in the book, is Leah. Considering that she’s kind of absent the last half of the book, I feel like I’m missing something. Not only that, she was just kind of rude. I get that she’s self-conscious and so on. I just couldn’t connect with her at all. Her character was just a bit stand offish. I definitely could relate to what people are saying about her, so I’m disapponted that I couldnt connect. I just missed something. I’m not sure what happened there.

I think that Albertalli did an amazing job with the message, the plot and the characters in this book. I really enjoyed it. There is something that was missing for me. It could be that I watched the movie the day before and loved it so much. Maybe some of the differences had me knocking this down a star. If you have not seen the movie, please do. It’s so well done and my husband and I both loved it!

Overall, this is a great, feel good contemporary and you should definitely pick it up!!! I highly recommend it to anyone and everyone. πŸ™‚

Has anyone read her second book, Leah on the Offbeat? Is it worth it to read?? I’m not sure that I want to because I just didn’t really like Leah in this book. I’ve also heard a lot of mixed reviews on that one.

Thanks for reading!



13 thoughts on “Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

  1. This is one of my favorites of this year and I loved the movie too 😊😊😊
    Nice review and I agree I didn’t connect to Leah at all… I then read her book and it was still the same case…

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