Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda

Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda

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'The love child of John Green and Rainbow Rowell' Teen Vogue Straight people should have to come out too. And the more awkward it is, the better. Simon Spier is sixteen and trying to work out who he is - and what he's looking for. But when one of his emails to the very distracting Blue falls into the wrong hands, things get all kinds of complicated. Because, for Simon, falling for Blue is a big deal ...It's a holy freaking huge awesome deal. Praise for Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda: 'I love you, Simon. I love you! And I love this fresh, funny, live-out-loud book.' Jennifer Niven, New York Times bestselling author of All the Bright Places 'A remarkable gift of a novel.' Andrew Smith, author of Grasshopper Jungle 'Both hilarious and heartbreaking ...Readers will fall madly in love with Simon' Publishers Weekly (starred review) 'A brilliant beacon of optimism and cuteness for LGBTQA+ youth in a genre often bogged down with tragedy and heartbreak. Books like SIMON do change people's lives' Waterstones Darlington Bookseller 'A wonderfully charismatic story about coming-of-age and coming out'.Bookseller 'Funny, moving and emotionally wise' Kirkus Reviews (starred) 'It made me laugh, cry and all the fifty shades of emotions I can think of right now. There is literally no adjectives that would be suffice to describe how brilliant this book is' Goodreads (5 star review) 'I think I just felt my heart explode in my chest' Goodreads (5 star review) 'One of the most electric, authentic characters I've ever read...I LOVE this book. LOVE it. Five freaking stars.' Goodreads (5 Stars) About the author: Becky Albertalli is a clinical psychologist who has had the privilege of conducting therapy with dozens of smart, weird, irresistible teenagers. She also served for seven years as co-leader of a support group for gender-nonconforming children in Washington, DC. Simon VS the Homo Sapiens Agenda is her first novel. Visit Becky at www.beckyalbertalli.com and @beckyalbertallishow more

Product details

  • 12+
  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 19mm | 907.18g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 014135609X
  • 9780141356099
  • 29,375

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The love child of John Green and Rainbow Rowell Teen Vogue I love you, Simon. I love you! And I love this fresh, funny, live-out-loud book. -- Jennifer Niven, New York Times bestselling author of ALL THE BRIGHT PLACES Touching and passionate ... Completely loveable, with bags of empathy Observer A remarkable gift of a novel. -- Andrew Smith, author of GRASSHOPPER JUNGLE Hilarious and heartbreaking ... Readers will fall madly in love with Simon Publishers Weekly (starred review) Books like SIMON do change people's lives -- Waterstones Darlington Bookseller A wonderfully charismatic story about coming-of-age and coming out Bookseller Funny, moving and emotionally wise Kirkus Reviews (starred) I think I just felt my heart explode in my chest -- Goodreads (5 stars) One of the most electric, authentic characters I've ever read... I LOVE this book. LOVE it. Five freaking stars. -- Goodreads (5 Stars) A radically tender debut . . Steal this from your teen O (Oprah's Magazine) When books this powerful come along we must pay attention. The Gay UK I devoured it in one sitting and absolutely adored it Sugarscape Unforgettable ... I almost cried because all the feelings it made me feel HowlingforBooks The world needs this book, YOU need this book PopGoesTheReadershow more

About Becky Albertalli

Becky Albertalli is the author of the acclaimed novels Simon Vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda and The Upside of Unrequited. She is a clinical psychologist who specializes in working with children and teens. Becky now lives with her family in Atlanta, where she spends her days writing fiction for young adults. You can visit her online at www.beckyalbertalli.com. You can follow Becky Albertalli on Facebook, Twitter (@BeckyAlbertalli), and Tumblr (BeckyAlbertalli).show more

Review Text

A charming, original, high-concept coming-out and coming-of-age story.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.show more

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46,537 ratings
4.25 out of 5 stars
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4 36% (16,671)
3 12% (5,761)
2 3% (1,241)
1 2% (716)
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