Book review: ‘Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda’

Everyone needs deserves to have a great love story

I’m still just snatching Oprah’s edges. Welcome to the second ever edition of The Pop Project Book Club. It’s where I read a book and then I tell you whether you should read or not. Because the release of “Love, Simon” is coming up in the near future, I thought that I would read the book that it is based on of “Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda.”

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“Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda” is about Simon Spier, a 16-year old who is in the closet. Simon starts an online relationship with a fellow student at his school who is also in the closet. The book follows Simon as he balances his friends, family, coming to terms with his sexuality, and his online relationship. Things turn upside down when a classmate blackmail him and threatens to out him and his online relationship.

The book is extremely well written. It’s all told through the perspective of Simon. It’s easy to read and done an extremely conversational way. The chapters are short and sweet with some just being the email between Simon and his “boyfriend,” who is under the name “Blue.” It got extremely addicting because you just want to know more about what’s going on. You get invested into Simon and Blue’s relationship and want to know what happens next.

I got the feels throughout the entire book. Like, I have never read a book and been into so much. It might have been that I could relate throughout the book but I was emotionally invested into the characters and the book. Simon’s story was told in such a true way. It wasn’t something that seemed unrealistic. The book didn’t beat around the bush on somethings and it tackled everything in a way that a lot of the teen television shows don’t really show with their homosexual characters.

It was rather refreshing to have a love story that wasn’t a girl falling for a guy. That kind of love story is just one-sided and over done. The one told in “Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda” is unique and we need more love stories like it. I want more guys falling in love with other guys. It’s just as normal as a girl falling for a guy.

Verdict:

I highly recommend reading “Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda.” It was an extremely good book. My only complaint was that it was too short. I wanted more. I wanted more letters and to know what happened with Simon and Blue, as well as their friends and family.

If you are looking to get a copy of the book, click here to grab one. It’s honestly worth it. “Love, Simon” will out in theaters on March 16, 2018. But you really should read the book and see the movie. Here’s the trailer. I swear this isn’t sponsored…unless they would like to hit me up to make it sponsored.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5

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Harry Potter and the Cursed book

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Today, I will be adding Book blogger to my ever-growing collection of blogging hats. Today, I’ll be starting the Pop Project Book Club and it will be way better than Oprah’s freaking book club and it will be way better than Oprah’s because I won’t shove it down your throat.

On the first edition of the Pop Project Book Club, we will be discussing “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” because people are big on that so I will be too (I own all seven books and eight movies). This will be a spoiler free version.

Before we get into the book itself, let’s go over something. It’s not a normal book. It’s pretty much the play script that the actors in London used to read and rehearse with. They didn’t novelize¬†the script at all and it’s written like a script. Which if that is something you don’t like to read, then I would recommend seeing the play.¬† The book is broken up into two parts with each part having two acts each for a total of four acts.

The 8th book picks up and 19 years after the Battle of Hogwarts. It follows Harry, Hermione, Ron, Ginny, and Draco as adults as well as their children as they go to Hogwarts. And like anything in the world of Harry Potter, chaos ensues from there. The plot of the book also uses the plot for from the fourth book in the series “The Goblet of Fire.”

The book isn’t bad but its not up to the standards that the seven before it set. It has it’s moments of goodness but then it slowly goes away. There’s one scene where the book suddenly jumps in years without really letting us know besides a line or two. There’s also a lot of plot problems that slightly doesn’t make any sense. I think that the book would have been performed instead of reading it.

Overall, I say read it if you have read the other seven books but you’re not missing out if you decided to not read it and just look up the summary for it. Like I said, I think that it would be better performed.

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