REVIEW: Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda

Many of us know and love Cybils veteran Leila Roy from her long-running blog Bookshelves of Doom, or from her reviews as a columnist for Kirkus. This year she’s lending her expertise as a Round 1 judge for YA Fiction, and back in February she reviewed YA Fiction nominee Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda for her Kirkus column. This book gets major props. Take a look at this excerpt from Leila’s review:

“It’s as much a story about friendship and family as it is about romantic love—as I said, Simon isn’t the only one dealing with change—and that’s a big part of what makes this book such a treasure. The sweetness I mentioned earlier isn’t due entirely to Simon and Blue. It’s also due to the strong bonds in Simon’s family, and the strong bonds between him and his friends—the love story caused plenty of happy tears, yes, but even more of them were due to the strength of Simon’s support network, and their willingness to rally ’round him even while dealing with their own strife.”

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