Narrator: Michael Crouch
Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
Published by Balzer + Bray on April 7th 2015
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Format: Kindle Edition, Audiobook
Source: Purchased, Library
Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now Simon is actually being blackmailed: if he doesn’t play wingman for class clown Martin, his sexual identity 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 once tight-knit group of friends, and his email correspondence with Blue growing more flirtatious every day, Simon’s junior year has suddenly gotten all kinds of complicated. Now, change-averse Simon has to find a way to step out of his comfort zone before he’s pushed out—without alienating his friends, compromising himself, or fumbling a shot at happiness with the most confusing, adorable guy he’s never met.
Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens agenda is the book that many have told me to read. I was a bit hesitant to pick it up because what if it doesn’t live to the hype? I’m glad that this was voted for my book of the month.
Did this one live up to the hype? Absolutely. It was cute, fluffy, and absolutely adorable contemporary novel.
Simon is having an online relationship with someone who goes by the name “Blue”. They go to the same school but do not know each other’s identities. I actually really liked this aspect of the story because I was also trying to guess who Simon was talking to. I really liked that Simon and Blue built a friendship and slowly grew to more. It was so well executed.
I really loved the writing, the characters and the plot. I decided to borrow the audiobook from the library and really enjoyed Michael Crouch’s narration. However, this was so cute that I would honestly recommend that you read this. This would be the perfect light summer read.