BOOK REVIEW: SIMON VS THE HOMOSAPIENS AGENDA

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The Upside of Unrequited

By: Becky Albertalli Narrated by: Arielle DeLisle Length: 7 hrs và 58 mins Unabridged

Seventeen-year-old Molly Peskin-Suso knows all about unrequited love. No matter how many times her twin sister, Cassie, tells her khổng lồ woman up, Molly can"t stomach the idea of rejection. So she"s careful. Fat girls always have to lớn be careful. Then a dễ thương new girl enters Cassie"s orbit, và for the first time ever, Molly"s cynical twin is a lovesick mess. Meanwhile, Molly"s totally not dying of loneliness - except for the part where she is. Luckily, Cassie"s new girlfriend comes with a xinh tươi hipster-boy sidekick.


3 out of 5 stars

Just Ok

The Upside of Unrequited

By: Becky Albertalli


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What If It"s Us

By: Becky Albertalli, Adam Silvera Narrated by: Noah Galvin, Froy Gutierrez Length: 9 hrs & 48 mins Unabridged
Overall
4.5 out of 5 stars 3,515
Performance
5 out of 5 stars 3,216
Story
4.5 out of 5 stars 3,212

Arthur is only in thành phố new york for the summer, but if Broadway has taught him anything, it’s that the universe can deliver a showstopping romance when you least expect it. Ben thinks the universe needs to lớn mind its business. If the universe had his back, he wouldn’t be on his way to the post office carrying a box of his ex-boyfriend’s things. But when Arthur and Ben meet-cute at the post office, what exactly does the universe have in store for them? Maybe nothing. After all, they get separated. Maybe everything. After all, they get reunited.

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4 out of 5 stars

I expected more

What If It"s Us

By: Becky Albertalli, và others


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Red, White & Royal Blue

A Novel By: Casey McQuiston Narrated by: Ramon de Ocampo Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins Unabridged
Overall
4.5 out of 5 stars 9,807
Performance
4.5 out of 5 stars 8,802
Story
4.5 out of 5 stars 8,784

When his mother became president, Alex Claremont-Diaz was promptly cast as the American equivalent of a young royal. Handsome, charismatic, genius - his image is pure millennial-marketing gold for the trắng House. There"s only one problem: Alex has a beef with the actual prince, Henry, across the pond. Và when the tabloids get hold of a photo involving an Alex-Henry altercation, US/British relations take a turn for the worse. Heads of family, state, và other handlers devise a plan for damage control: staging a truce between the two rivals.


5 out of 5 stars

Almost shockingly wonderful.

Red, White & Royal xanh

By: Casey McQuiston


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Nick & Charlie

A Heartstopper Novella By: Alice Oseman Narrated by: Huw Parmenter, Sam Newton Length: 1 hr & 44 mins Unabridged
Overall
5 out of 5 stars 2,538
Performance
5 out of 5 stars 2,120
Story
5 out of 5 stars 2,103

Everyone knows that Nick & Charlie are the perfect couple – that they’re inseparable. But now Nick is leaving for university & Charlie will be left behind at Sixth Form. Everyone’s asking if they’re staying together, which is a stupid question – they’re ‘Nick and Charlie’ for God’s sake! But as the time lớn say goodbye gets inevitably closer, both Nick and Charlie question whether their love is strong enough to lớn survive being apart. Or are they delaying the inevitable? Because everyone knows that first loves rarely last forever.... 


5 out of 5 stars

literally the most realistic và gay novella ever

Nick & Charlie

By: Alice Oseman


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Call Me by Your Name

A Novel By: André Aciman Narrated by: Armie Hammer Length: 7 hrs & 48 mins Unabridged
Overall
4.5 out of 5 stars 12,934
Performance
5 out of 5 stars 11,809
Story
4.5 out of 5 stars 11,780

call Me by Your Name first swept across the world in 2007. It is the story of a sudden and powerful romance that blossoms between an adolescent boy and a summer guest at his parents" cliffside mansion on the Italian Riviera. During the restless summer weeks, unrelenting but buried currents of obsession, fascination, & desire intensify their passion as they chạy thử the charged ground between them & verge toward the one thing both already fear they may never truly find again: total intimacy.


5 out of 5 stars

Stunning và deep dive into infatuation

điện thoại tư vấn Me by Your Name

By: André Aciman


Aristotle & Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

By: Benjamin Alire Saenz Narrated by: Lin-Manuel Miranda Length: 7 hrs và 29 mins Unabridged
Overall
4.5 out of 5 stars 9,165
Performance
5 out of 5 stars 8,424
Story
4.5 out of 5 stars 8,412

Aristotle is an angry teen with a brother in prison. Dante is a know-it-all who has an unusual way of looking at the world. When the two meet at the swimming pool, they seem to lớn have nothing in common. But as the loners start spending time together, they discover that they chia sẻ a special friendship - the kind that changes lives và lasts a lifetime. Và it is through this friendship that Ari & Dante will learn the most important truths about themselves and the kind of people they want to lớn be.


3 out of 5 stars

Touching but trite

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

By: Benjamin Alire Saenz


The Upside of Unrequited

By: Becky Albertalli Narrated by: Arielle DeLisle Length: 7 hrs và 58 mins Unabridged
Overall
4.5 out of 5 stars 595
Performance
4.5 out of 5 stars 552
Story
4 out of 5 stars 554

Seventeen-year-old Molly Peskin-Suso knows all about unrequited love. No matter how many times her twin sister, Cassie, tells her khổng lồ woman up, Molly can"t stomach the idea of rejection. So she"s careful. Fat girls always have khổng lồ be careful. Then a đáng yêu new girl enters Cassie"s orbit, & for the first time ever, Molly"s cynical twin is a lovesick mess. Meanwhile, Molly"s totally not dying of loneliness - except for the part where she is. Luckily, Cassie"s new girlfriend comes with a xinh đẹp hipster-boy sidekick.


3 out of 5 stars

Just Ok

The Upside of Unrequited

By: Becky Albertalli


What If It"s Us

By: Becky Albertalli, Adam Silvera Narrated by: Noah Galvin, Froy Gutierrez Length: 9 hrs và 48 mins Unabridged
Overall
4.5 out of 5 stars 3,515
Performance
5 out of 5 stars 3,216
Story
4.5 out of 5 stars 3,212

Arthur is only in thành phố new york for the summer, but if Broadway has taught him anything, it’s that the universe can deliver a showstopping romance when you least expect it. Ben thinks the universe needs to lớn mind its business. If the universe had his back, he wouldn’t be on his way to lớn the post office carrying a box of his ex-boyfriend’s things. But when Arthur và Ben meet-cute at the post office, what exactly does the universe have in store for them? Maybe nothing. After all, they get separated. Maybe everything. After all, they get reunited.


4 out of 5 stars

I expected more

What If It"s Us

By: Becky Albertalli, and others


Red, White & Royal Blue

A Novel By: Casey McQuiston Narrated by: Ramon de Ocampo Length: 12 hrs & 15 mins Unabridged
Overall
4.5 out of 5 stars 9,807
Performance
4.5 out of 5 stars 8,802
Story
4.5 out of 5 stars 8,784

When his mother became president, Alex Claremont-Diaz was promptly cast as the American equivalent of a young royal. Handsome, charismatic, genius - his image is pure millennial-marketing gold for the white House. There"s only one problem: Alex has a beef with the actual prince, Henry, across the pond. Và when the tabloids get hold of a photo involving an Alex-Henry altercation, US/British relations take a turn for the worse. Heads of family, state, and other handlers devise a plan for damage control: staging a truce between the two rivals.


5 out of 5 stars

Almost shockingly wonderful.

Red, White và Royal xanh

By: Casey McQuiston


Nick and Charlie

A Heartstopper Novella By: Alice Oseman Narrated by: Huw Parmenter, Sam Newton Length: 1 hr và 44 mins Unabridged
Overall
5 out of 5 stars 2,538
Performance
5 out of 5 stars 2,120
Story
5 out of 5 stars 2,103

Everyone knows that Nick and Charlie are the perfect couple – that they’re inseparable. But now Nick is leaving for university and Charlie will be left behind at Sixth Form. Everyone’s asking if they’re staying together, which is a stupid question – they’re ‘Nick & Charlie’ for God’s sake! But as the time to say goodbye gets inevitably closer, both Nick and Charlie question whether their love is strong enough lớn survive being apart. Or are they delaying the inevitable? Because everyone knows that first loves rarely last forever.... 


5 out of 5 stars

literally the most realistic & gay novella ever

Nick và Charlie

By: Alice Oseman


Call Me by Your Name

A Novel By: André Aciman Narrated by: Armie Hammer Length: 7 hrs và 48 mins Unabridged
Overall
4.5 out of 5 stars 12,934
Performance
5 out of 5 stars 11,809
Story
4.5 out of 5 stars 11,780

hotline Me by Your Name first swept across the world in 2007. It is the story of a sudden & powerful romance that blossoms between an adolescent boy & a summer guest at his parents" cliffside mansion on the Italian Riviera. During the restless summer weeks, unrelenting but buried currents of obsession, fascination, and desire intensify their passion as they test the charged ground between them and verge toward the one thing both already fear they may never truly find again: total intimacy.


5 out of 5 stars

Stunning and deep dive into infatuation

gọi Me by Your Name

By: André Aciman


Aristotle và Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

By: Benjamin Alire Saenz Narrated by: Lin-Manuel Miranda Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins Unabridged
Overall
4.5 out of 5 stars 9,165
Performance
5 out of 5 stars 8,424
Story
4.5 out of 5 stars 8,412

Aristotle is an angry teen with a brother in prison. Dante is a know-it-all who has an unusual way of looking at the world. When the two meet at the swimming pool, they seem to lớn have nothing in common. But as the loners start spending time together, they discover that they nói qua a special friendship - the kind that changes lives & lasts a lifetime. & it is through this friendship that Ari và Dante will learn the most important truths about themselves and the kind of people they want to be.


3 out of 5 stars

Touching but trite

Aristotle & Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

By: Benjamin Alire Saenz


Will Grayson, Will Grayson

By: John Green, David Levithan Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews, Nick Podehl Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins Unabridged
Overall
4.5 out of 5 stars 191
Performance
4.5 out of 5 stars 167
Story
4.5 out of 5 stars 165
One cold night, in a most unlikely corner of Chicago, Will Grayson crosses paths with...Will Grayson. Two teens with the same name, running in two very different circles, suddenly find their lives going in new and unexpected directions, và culminating in epic turns-of-heart & the most fabulous musical ever lớn grace the high school stage. 


5 out of 5 stars

Fabulous & happy

Will Grayson, Will Grayson

By: John Green, và others


The Gentleman"s Guide lớn Vice & Virtue

By: Mackenzi Lee Narrated by: Christian Coulson Length: 10 hrs và 47 mins Unabridged
Overall
4.5 out of 5 stars 4,564
Performance
5 out of 5 stars 4,255
Story
4.5 out of 5 stars 4,246
Henry "Monty" Montague doesn"t care that his roguish passions are far from suitable for the gentleman he was born lớn be. But as Monty embarks on his grand tour of Europe, his quests for pleasure and vice are in danger of coming khổng lồ an end. Not only does his father expect him to take over the family"s estate upon his return, but Monty is also nursing an impossible crush on his best friend và traveling companion, Percy.


5 out of 5 stars

A blend of humor, adventure, & romance

The Gentleman"s Guide to Vice and Virtue

By: Mackenzi Lee


Boyfriend Material

By: Alexis Hall Narrated by: Joe Jameson Length: 13 hrs and 11 mins Unabridged
Overall
4.5 out of 5 stars 3,189
Performance
5 out of 5 stars 2,906
Story
4.5 out of 5 stars 2,901
Luc O"Donnell is tangentially - và reluctantly - famous. His rock-star parents split when he was young, & the father he"s never met spent the next 20 years cruising in và out of rehab. Now that his dad"s making a comeback, Luc"s back in the public eye, và one compromising photo is enough lớn ruin everything. To lớn clean up his image, Luc has khổng lồ find a nice normal relationship...and Oliver Blackwood is as nice và normal as they come. He"s a barrister, an ethical vegetarian, and someone who has never inspired a moment of scandal in his life. He’s perfect boyfriend material.


5 out of 5 stars

The right material!

Boyfriend Material

By: Alexis Hall


They Both Die at the End

By: Adam Silvera Narrated by: Michael Crouch, Robbie Daymond, Bahni Turpin Length: 8 hrs & 30 mins Unabridged
Overall
4.5 out of 5 stars 6,234
Performance
4.5 out of 5 stars 5,603
Story
4.5 out of 5 stars 5,589
On September 5, a little after midnight, Death-Cast calls Mateo Torrez & Rufus Emeterio to give them some bad news: They"re going to lớn die today. Mateo & Rufus are total strangers, but, for different reasons, they"re both looking to make a new friend on their over Day. The good news: There"s an ứng dụng for that. It"s called The Last Friend, và through it Rufus & Mateo are about to lớn meet up for one last great adventure - khổng lồ live a lifetime in a single day.


4 out of 5 stars

My heart..

They Both Die at the over

By: Adam Silvera


Date Me, Bryson Keller

By: Kevin van Whye Narrated by: Vikas Adam Length: 7 hrs và 54 mins Unabridged
Overall
4.5 out of 5 stars 986
Performance
4.5 out of 5 stars 877
Story
5 out of 5 stars 874
Everyone knows about the dare: Each week, Bryson Keller must date someone new - the first person lớn ask him out on Monday morning. Few think Bryson can vày it. He may be the king of Fairvale Academy, but he"s never really dated before. Until a boy asks him out, and everything changes. Kai Sheridan didn"t expect Bryson to lớn say yes. So when Bryson agrees to secretly go out with him, Kai is thrown for a loop. But as the days go by, he discovers there"s more khổng lồ Bryson beneath the surface, & dating him begins lớn feel less lượt thích an act & more lượt thích the real thing.

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5 out of 5 stars

dear potential reader

Date Me, Bryson Keller

By: Kevin van Whye


Yes No Maybe So

By: Becky Albertalli, Aisha Saeed Narrated by: Tiya Sircar, Michael Crouch Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins Unabridged
Overall
4.5 out of 5 stars 251
Performance
4.5 out of 5 stars 228
Story
4.5 out of 5 stars 229
Jamie Goldberg is cool with volunteering for his local state senate candidate - as long as he’s behind the scenes. When it comes to speaking to lớn strangers (or, let’s face it, speaking at all to almost anyone) Jamie’s a choke artist. There’s no way he’d ever knock on doors lớn ask people for their votes...until he meets Maya. Maya Rehman’s having the worst Ramadan ever. Why her mother thinks the solution lớn her problems is political canvassing - with some awkward dude she hardly knows - is beyond her.


4 out of 5 stars

Great read!

Yes No Maybe So

By: Becky Albertalli, & others


Kate in Waiting

By: Becky Albertalli Narrated by: Bebe Wood Length: 9 hrs & 10 mins Unabridged
Overall
4.5 out of 5 stars 67
Performance
4.5 out of 5 stars 66
Story
4.5 out of 5 stars 66
Contrary to popular belief, best friends Kate Garfield & Anderson Walker are not codependent. Carpooling to and from theater rehearsals? Environmentally sound & efficient. Consulting each other on every single life decision? Basic good judgment. Pining for the same guys from afar? Shared crushes are more fun anyway. But when Kate và Andy"s latest long-distance crush shows up at their school, everything goes off-script. Matt Olsson is talented & sweet, and Kate likes him. She really likes him. The only problem? So does Anderson.


5 out of 5 stars

4 và a half stars!

Kate in Waiting

By: Becky Albertalli


The Sky Blues

By: Robbie Couch Narrated by: Michael Crouch Length: 8 hrs & 58 mins Unabridged
Overall
4.5 out of 5 stars 216
Performance
5 out of 5 stars 191
Story
4.5 out of 5 stars 189
Sky Baker may be openly gay, but in his small, insular town, making sure he was invisible has always been easier than being himself. Determined not lớn let anything ruin his senior year, Sky decides to lớn make a splash at his high school’s annual beach bum buổi tiệc nhỏ by asking his crush, Ali, to prom - và he has thirty days to vì chưng it.


5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful. Authentic. Important.

The Sky Blues

By: Robbie Couch


Something lượt thích Summer

Something Like..., Book 1 By: Jay Bell Narrated by: Kevin R. Free Length: 9 hrs và 34 mins Unabridged
Overall
4.5 out of 5 stars 1,818
Performance
4.5 out of 5 stars 1,686
Story
4.5 out of 5 stars 1,684
Openly gay high school student Ben Bentley feels lonely và isolated until the fateful day he meets Tim Wyman. Tim seems to lớn have it all. He"s handsome, popular, and has an amazing body...but the truth is rarely so simple. The two young men khung a secret bond, their feelings for each other intensifying until heartbreaking circumstances force them apart. Years later, Ben is attending college in a different state and dating someone new. Everything is perfect until the day Tim shows up, forcing Ben to reconcile the dreams of his past with the complexities of his new adult life.


5 out of 5 stars

More than meets the eye...

Something like Summer

By: Jay Bell


Harry Potter và the Sorcerer"s Stone, Book 1

By: J.K. Rowling Narrated by: Jim Dale Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins Unabridged
Overall
5 out of 5 stars 170,810
Performance
5 out of 5 stars 150,646
Story
5 out of 5 stars 150,192
Harry Potter has never even heard of Hogwarts when the letters start dropping on the doormat at number four, Privet Drive. Addressed in green ink on yellowish parchment with a purple seal, they are swiftly confiscated by his grisly aunt & uncle. Then, on Harry"s eleventh birthday, a great beetle-eyed giant of a man called Rubeus Hagrid bursts in with some astonishing news: Harry Potter is a wizard, và he has a place at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft và Wizardry. An incredible adventure is about khổng lồ begin! 


5 out of 5 stars

Narrator is GREAT!

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer"s Stone, Book 1

By: J.K. Rowling


Fangirl

By: Rainbow Rowell Narrated by: Rebecca Lowman, Maxwell Caulfield Length: 12 hrs và 49 mins Unabridged
Overall
4.5 out of 5 stars 4,319
Performance
4.5 out of 5 stars 3,914
Story
4.5 out of 5 stars 3,906
Cath is a Simon Snow fan. Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan, but for Cath, being a fan hâm mộ is her life - and she"s really good at it. She & her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow Series when they were just kids; it"s what got them through their mother leaving. Reading. Rereading. Hanging out in Simon Snow forums, writing Simon Snow tín đồ fiction, dressing up lượt thích the characters for every movie premiere. Cath"s sister has mostly grown away from fandom, but Cath can"t let go.


4 out of 5 stars

Couldn"t stop listening then it was O V E R.

Fangirl

By: Rainbow Rowell


Blaine for the Win

By: Robbie Couch Narrated by: Michael Crouch Length: 9 hrs và 6 mins Unabridged
Overall
5 out of 5 stars 33
Performance
5 out of 5 stars 33
Story
4.5 out of 5 stars 33
 

High school junior Blaine Bowers has it all—the perfect boyfriend, a pretty sweet gig as a muralist for local Windy đô thị businesses, a loving family, and awesome, talented friends. & he is absolutely, 100% positive that aforementioned perfect boyfriend—​senior student council president & Mr. Popular of Wicker West High School, Joey—is going lớn invite Blaine to lớn spend spring break with his family in beautiful, sunny Cabo San Lucas. Except Joey breaks up with him instead. In public. On their one-year anniversary.


4 out of 5 stars

Some cringe

Blaine for the Win

By: Robbie Couch


Publisher"s Summary


Now a major motion picture from 20th Century Fox: Love, Simon.

William C. Morris Award Winner: Best Young Adult Debut of the Year 

National Book Award Longlist

"A remarkable gift of a novel." (Andrew Smith, author of Grasshopper Jungle)

"I am so in love with this book." (Nina LaCour, tác giả of Hold Still)

"Feels timelessly, effortlessly now." (Tim Federle, author of Better Nate Than Ever)

"The best kind of love story." (Alex Sanchez, Lambda Award-winning tác giả of Rainbow Boys and Boyfriends with Girlfriends)

Sixteen-year-old & not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to lớn save his drama for the school musical. But when an thư điện tử falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now Simon is actually being blackmailed: If he doesn"t play wingman for class clown Martin, his sexual identity will become everyone"s business. Worse, the privacy of Blue, the pen name of the boy he"s been emailing with, will be compromised. 

With some messy dynamics emerging in his once tight-knit group of friends và his thư điện tử correspondence with blue growing more flirtatious every day, Simon"s junior year has suddenly gotten all kinds of complicated. Now change-averse Simon has khổng lồ find a way to lớn step out of his comfort zone before he"s pushed out - without alienating his friends, compromising himself, or fumbling a shot at happiness with the most confusing, adorable guy he"s never met.