Baby Chick’s Pick – March 2017
Simon vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
When I picked this up to read it, I was already in the middle of a book. I was at the bookstore and knew that I was going to love this. (That’s not exactly how I remember it, Baby Chick…) After I bought it, I read it in, like, three days. (It was more like two days.) -Mom!- Anyways, back to the book. I read it and I kept screaming because I didn’t want to put it down even though I had school in the morning. I even tried to sleep with it under my pillow, but that was super uncomfortable. So, basically I really really loved Simon vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda.
The author did a good job explaining how Simon felt. She nailed the anger, love, and cuteness. (Is that even a word, Baby Chick?) -Shush it, mom!- I loved the characters, how real they seemed. I loved how Simon was so funny. (Nothing about Blue?) OH yeah! Blue! Wow, I loved Blue. I wanted to name my new bird after him. I’m not going to tell you who Blue is, I’ll just say I loved Blue. He jokes around, but he’s serious when he needs to be. Plus, he was a perfect fit for Simon. They’re just adorable together. (And they’re the real reason you stayed up all night to read, aren’t they? Hmm?) -You don’t know my life.-
I don’t want to say I didn’t like Leah, but in the whole book she was the one character that I found myself having a problem with. I loved the idea of her, but I just don’t like how passive aggressive she was. If I could have made some tweaks to the book, I would have changed the way that Leah treated Abby. I could understand why she had a problem, because of Leah’s poor self-esteem making her jealous of Abby. I just don’t like reading about meanness. I also had problems with Martin. I know I wasn’t supposed to like Martin, but most of the time I found him funny and cute. There were even times I felt sad for him. What I didn’t like about him was that he knew Simon is gay, but he blackmailed him, and still got jealous when the girls hugged him.
I highly recommend this book to anyone who’s looking for a quick, funny, and adorable read. It’ll give you all the feels. I’m really happy that I was able to read it, because they’ve started casting the movie. And I HAVE to see see the movie, but first I must read the book!
Have you read this? What do you think of Simon vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda?