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Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda

10/10

Simon vs the Homo sapiens agenda

 

Synopsis

Simon Spier is sixteen and trying to work out who he is – and what he’s looking for. But when one of his emails to the very distracting Blue falls into the wrong hands, things get all kinds of complicated. Because, for Simon, falling for Blue is a big deal…

Overview *Contains Spoilers*

This book had me on tenterhooks the entire way through; it had me smiling at the cuteness, feeling sympathetic for Simon’s predicaments and situations and I overall absolutely loved it!

The characters are so well developed and the clues hidden throughout the book as to Blue’s real identity are well hidden but when you know the truth, are so obvious. It keeps you guessing right up until the end.

This book does show Simon’s rollercoaster of emotions as he goes through blackmail, coming out and bullying before finally accepting who he is and finds out who ‘Blue’ really is and then declares them boyfriends. It is a truly beautiful moment when they meet each other in the flesh for the first time despite going to the same school for years.

This book is guaranteed to make you experience all of Simon’s emotions along with him and be prepared upon starting this book, for an addictive ride in Simon’s mind and life. Well worth the read!

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The Art of Being Normal (Williamson, Lisa)

9/10

The art of being normal

 

Synopsis

Two boys. Two secrets. David Piper has always been an outsider. His parents think he’s gay. The school bully thinks he’s a freak. Only his two best friends know the real truth – David wants to be a girl. On the first day at his new school Leo Denton has one goal – to be invisible. Attracting the attention of the most beautiful girl in Year 11 is definitely not part of that plan. When Leo stands up for David in a fight, and unlikely friendship forms. But things are about to get messy. Because at Eden Park School secrets have a funny habit of not staying secret for long…

Overview *Contains Spoilers*

This book was amazing! It had me hooked from the very first page. David and Leo are incredibly, in-depth characters, whose emotions and behaviours are very relatable to a lot of people. The fact that they are both transgender makes the story all the more powerful and hard hitting, especially when they both get tormented by their school bullies. It tackles an issue which isn’t covered enough in young adult books which is what makes ‘the art of being normal’ a very unique book, well worth the time to read.

This novel follows the lives of two boys, David and Leo; David wants to be a girl and Leo used to be a girl. Williamson manages to include the correct balance of humour and also empathy within the pages of the book, in order to keep you interested in the story but also connected to the dilemmas that the two boys face, even when you’re not reading the book.

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