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    I Just Read The Book That "Love, Simon" Was Based On, And I Need To Get This Off My Chest

    Whether in movie or book form, everyone deserves a perfect love story.

    Everyone knows and loves the 2018 LGBTQ teen drama, Love, Simon.

    Movie Simon leaning against his car casually

    But not everybody knows that it's actually based off of a 2015 book by Becky Albertalli called Simon Vs. the Homo-Sapiens Agenda.

    the book cover featuring a nondescript boy with his hands casually in his pockets


    1. Wow they mention Chick-Fil-A's political views right away. Simon doesn't eat at Chick-Fil-A because they donate to homophobic charities.

    2. Aww he mentions Bram early on just as a random person. Cute.

    3. Simon has an older sister? What? Where did she go in the movie?

    4. Awkward-silence Bram. That's how Simon described him.

    Bram making awkward eye contact in the classroom with Simon
    Simon pulling a package of Oreo's out of his pocket
    Mia's dad introducing his fiancé to Mia
    Leah and Simon spending the night together and Leah looking wistfully at Simon
    Victor and Bram smiling at each other in the bar
    Bram and Simon on the Ferris wheel together in the movie
    Simon and Bram kissing on top of the ferris wheel and laughing together

    Bottom line: whether you've seen Love, Simon or not, Simon Vs. the Homo-Sapiens Agenda is a can't-miss read.