So... I have a new (second, I'm sorry, Vitro's still my favorite) favorite book! I read this a while ago, and...
*wait for it*
IT'S BECOMING A MOVIE!
So like with any book I'm super excited but also very nervous. Like this could go a LOT of ways. It could be super great (not better than the book of course), or it could kinda suck. Which would suck.
So the movie's coming out in about two weeks, and I literally can not wait to see it and am going to try to go the day it comes out. :D
But, until then, allow me to rave about this book, it's awesome.
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So I found this book because I love diversity and my school library had an LGBTQ section... and I well... couldn't resist? So I got two, the other one will be reviewed next because that one was great too (oh my gosh I have so many books to review GUYS HELP).
Here it is. It's called Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, and it's amazing (I'm not sponsored or anything, I swear). I saw the name and my thought process went like this: "Okay. YES."
It's by Becky Albertalli, who has written a couple more books that I unfortunately have not read yet.
I know what you're thinking, "Logan loves this book, but we don't even know what it's about."
I'm getting to it, I promise.
Simon Spier is sixteen years old, and still in the closet about his sexuality. He sends flirtatious emails to an anonymous person named Blue, the only person he feels safe to share his secret with. Until one day Simon makes the mistake of leaving his email open. Now he's forced to help Marcus get the girl he wants, or he risks everyone finding out his secret.
As Simon and Blue's emails become more and more romantic, he realizes that he's going to have to leave his comfort zone before he's pushed out–all without ruining his dynamic with his friends, losing himself, or worst of all, missing a shot at the most adorable guy he's ever met.
Okay, I did read the actual summary before writing that, I'm sorry. I wanted to get the names right, I forgot how to spell Spier, so oops.
Logan Sheyne's expert book rating that's not biased at all:
5/5 stars, all the way.
Guys, I loved this book. It grabbed me the entire way through, it's so sweet and adorable, and I felt like it was terribly relatable, even though this has never happened to me. I feel like it's yes about Simon Spier being blackmailed, but it's also kind of more than that, he's kind of alone in this (other than Blue?) and trying to find himself and you kind of just have to root for him.
Oh goodness I am getting sappy, so I'm going to leave it here.
Go read it!
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Guys. GUYS!!! I DID SOME INTERNET SEARCHING AND THERE'S GOING TO BE A SEQUEL!
THERE'S GOING TO BE A SEQUEL!
tHeRe'S gOiNg To Be A sEqUeL!!!!!!
It's called Leah on the Offbeat and it's supposed to come out April 24th, and guys I have never been more excited!
Now you have an excuse to go read Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda and then read Leah on the Offbeat!