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Friday Reads #5: Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

So I have been following the lovely THE CANDID COVER for a bit. And She has come up with a great idea (which I, will join her in)of combining 2 book memes together. Which let me tell you it’s a great idea and saves a whole bunch time. She’s so smart and is absolutely charming and you all must visit her.

The Two memes I will feature on Friday’s will be none other than Book Beginnings, a book meme hosted by Rose City Reader where participants share the first sentence (or so) of the book, along with initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. And The Friday 56, hosted by Freda’s Voice, and the rules are quite simple: Grab a book, any book, and turn to page 56 or 56% on your e-reader. Find any non-spoiler sentence(s) and post. You can also link up your post on Freda’s Voice blog so others can visit you as well. Hope you enjoy!


This week’s book:



Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
Published by Balzer + Bray on April 7th 2015
Pages: 303

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.




Book Beginnings: 

It’s a weirdly subtle conversation. I almost don’t notice I’m being blackmailed.

The Friday 56:

But I’m tired of coming out. All I ever do is come out. I try 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.

OMG! 😮 😯 😲 I love this book so much!💖 I love the way the beginning automatically grabbed me and didn’t let go until the end. I read this book in 3 hours!🙊 It’s that good.

This whole book is filled with amazing quotes buts this one on page 56 has to be one of my top favorites. I can’t wait for the movie to get here. I’m waiting patiently for March!😆 But truly if you haven’t read this book yet and it’s on your TBR list. Please, please read it asap, you won’t regret it!💋

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