Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

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Simon has great friends and a nice family – even if sometimes it is loud and intrusive – and he does not know how to tell them he is homosexual.

Of his uncertainties he talks only with Blue, a guy of his town he does not know the identity of, since they share the same problems.

Simon’s story unravels between rehearsals, friendships and quarrels, fond emails and the doubt about who Blue really is.

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda is a nice novel, maybe not particularly original, but it works well at least till the discoveries near the end. To be clear: Rossana was in love with Cristiano’s beauty or with Cyrano’s idea and letters? How much flexibility is needed to move the love for a person we associate a soul to the one who owns the soul? (if you don’t know what I’m talking about read Cyrano de Bergerac)

Following this logic I think the end of the novel is quite simplistic and Simon’s emotion shallow.

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Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli ★★★☆

*I read this book in English

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