The Friday 56: Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

The Friday 56The Friday 56 is a weekly blog meme hosted by Freda’s Voice. Join us every Friday and share an excerpt from a book you’ve been reading.


*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader.
*Find any sentence (or a few, just don’t spoil it) that grab you.
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post here in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url. It’s that simple.

**Be sure to leave a link to your Friday 56 post in the comments!**

“But I’m tired of coming out. All I ever do is come out. I try to not to change, but I keep changing, in all these tiny ways. I get a girlfriend. I have a beer. And every freaking time, I have to reintroduce myself to the universe all over again.”

This week I’m featuring the very popular Becky Albertalli’s Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda. It took me far too long to read this novel and I adored it so much. If you haven’t read it, please do. Simon is one of the most lovable protagonists I’ve come across. You can read my mini-review here. Cover is linked to Goodreads.

From the Goodreads Synopsis:

      “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.”

25 thoughts on “The Friday 56: Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

  1. Seen this around a lot, Alicia,

    It reminds me of the play/film MOONLIGHT a lot, about Chiron, a gay young black man growing up in a rough part of Miami. One of the characters was even called Blue. It’s got a very similar theme.

    Great choice. I will have to read this!

    Here is mine:

    The Taste of Blue Light – it’s a like a young adult’s version of The Bell Jar!

    Luv Sass

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  2. Since you twisted my arm, I’ll go ahead and add this one to my TBR pile. 🙂 It’s been on my wish list for awhile now. I do like the sound of Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda. Thanks for sharing, Alicia! have a great weekend.

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