The book I have read this week is Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli.
Let me just start off by getting this out in the open: I loved this book.
There are many reasons why I loved it, and it’s not hard to see that I did considering how quickly I read through it. And by read, I mean listened. I used hoopla once again, since it’s easier to enjoy doing the dishes or watching your kids tear your house apart if you can enjoy a book at the same time.
So, a little backstory about me real quick. Back in high school I was one of those theater nerds people just love to pretend to not see. I mean, it was kind of what I was going for. I was a part of the stage crew, working the technical side of plays and musicals in the auditorium. I loved it. I miss it to this day, and it’s been ten years this year since I graduated. I still miss it a ton. But back to my point, I had so many friends who were in the drama club, and I remember these people so much more after reading this book. The nostalgia factor is strong for me with this book.
It’s a bit simple to say that I recommend this book, but I do. There is a great message about embracing who you are and of course it’s a love story. But I also think that the relationships between the characters is so lifelike. They feel real, at least to me.
I added this book to my list to be read after hearing that it was made into a movie that will be out this year. If I’m lucky, I’ll see it. If not, I guess I’ll have to wait for it to be out to rent. I want to see how it compares to the book.
The Maze Runner by James Dashner