Sunday, July 26, 2015

What It's Like: High School

Okay. I'm trying something entirely new! Well, not quite. Today I'll be talking about what it's like to study in High School. That's because a) I'm in high school, and b) It seemed kind of a timely topic to discuss. What It's Like is a new thing that I'm trying out. It's some sort of feature which discusses various topics. All opinions listed are of my own, and no one made me state these online.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Review + Guest Post: Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda

Title: Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda
Author: Becky Albertalli
Number of Pages: 303 (Hardcover)
Publication Date: April 7, 2015
Publisher: Balzer & Bray
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.