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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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Gone, Gone Series Book 1 (Grant, Michael)

9/10

Gone

 

Synopsis

299 Hours 54 Minutes. Suddenly it’s a world without adults and normal has crashed and burned. When life as you know it ends at 15, everything changes. A small town in southern California: In the blink of an eye everyone over the age of 15 disappears. Cut off from the outside world, those that are left are trapped, and there’s no help on the way. Chaos rules the streets. Now a new world order is rising and, even scarier, some survivors have power – mutant power that no one has ever seen before…

Overview *Contains Spoilers*

One minute Sam is daydreaming about surfing in his lesson, the next his teacher has just vanished into thin air. Along with everyone over the age of 15. Then begins a whirlwind of adventure and emotions as Sam, Astrid, Quinn and everyone within the dome begin to fight for what little resources there are left with no fishermen, farmers or even police to provide food and keep the peace. What doesn’t help is that a select few of the survivors appear to have powers, superhuman powers making it very hard for everyone to get on. Everyone is petrified of turning 15.

This book is amazing! Although it is a fantasy book, it is so realistic; this is most likely because all the characters start off in a setting that is very familiar for the reader: school. This book is scary because it shows a possible forecast of a life without adults and how children, up to the age of 15, would cope without a superior force.

This book is a ticking time bomb as the countdown ticks away the time and the chapters towards the end of the book…

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