Book Hype Podcast

Episode #78 – How I Met Your Simon

Hosted by Jen, Karen, and Marama

April 21, 2015

Book Hype hosts Jen, Karen, and Marama discuss Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Abertalli.

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What we’re reading:
Bear Witness by Melissa Clark
Talon by Julie Kagawa
Very Good Lives by J.K. Rowling
99 Days by Katie Contugno

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda discussion:
-Buy or borrow? What a silly question.
-She nailed the voice.
-Were the characters stereotypical?
-How did we feel about the opening of the book?
-Do we feel sorry for Martin?
-The emails were such a cool edition to the novel.
-Did we guess who Blue was?
-Simon’s family is pretty cool.
-We talk about Simon’s best friends
-Do we understand why Simon came out to Abby first?
-Let’s not forget to talk about Simon!
-What did we think about Bram?
-We’re SO THANKFUL it was a happy ending.
-Lets talk about gender and race.
-We all learned some things from this book.
-But it wasn’t a “message book.”
-There’s going to be a companion book!

Listener Feedback:
-One listener was up way too late reading Simon.
-Another listener has unbearable cravings for Oreos.
The Tiny Cooper Story gets a shout-out — and it’s not from Brittany!
-We get a throwback comment to The Red Queen.

Our May book will be An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

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