onsdag den 21. marts 2018

"Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda" af Becky Albertalli

"He talked about the ocean between people. And how the whole point of everything is to find a shore worth swimming to." 



Titel: Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda. Forfatter: Becky Albertalli. Udgivelsesår: 2015. Sidetal: 303. Forlag: Penguin.

Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email 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, will be compromised.

With some messy dynamics emerging in his once tight-knit group of friends, and his email correspondence with Blue growing more flirtatious every day, Simon’s junior year has suddenly gotten all kinds of complicated. Now, change-averse Simon has to find a way to 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.



Jeg tror, at jeg havde et smil klistret på mit ansigt hele vejen igennem 'Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda'. Eller okay, måske ikke HELE vejen igennem, men absolut størstedelen i hvert fald.
Både fordi, Simon og hans venner er en lidt spøjs, men absolut skøn flok, men også fordi, Albertalli har opsat så mange skønne og pudsige situationer, med en masse kærlige og herlige folk indblandet, at det faktisk var helt umuligt ikke at smile.
Og umuligt ikke at crave Oreos, men det er en helt anden snak.

"There's something about you that makes me want to open up, and that's slightly terrifying to me."

Historien er simpelthen så fin og handler på sin helt egen måde om diversitet, men uden at det tromler hele pointen i historien: retten til at være sin egen, træffe sine egne beslutninger og til egen tid.

Siderne vendte sig selv og Simons historie er en, jeg vil se tilbage på med det førnævnte smil på mine læber. Nu vil jeg bare se frem til, at se den kommende film, for jeg er ikke et sekund i tvivl om, at dette er en historie der i høj grad egner sig til den store skærm.

"I fall a little bit in love with everyone."

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