Baby Chick’s Pick – March 2017

Simon Homo Sapiens Agenda

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? Baby Chick Sig

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