Simon Vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

Simon Vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

Book - 2015
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"Sixteen-year-old, not-so-openly-gay Simon Spier is blackmailed into playing wingman for his classmate or else his sexual identity--and that of his pen pal--will be revealed"--
Publisher: New York : 2015. Balzer + Bray,
ISBN: 9780062348678
Branch Call Number: YF ALBE

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LoganLib_Kirra Jan 16, 2017

Simon is sixteen, in high school and gay. He has an email friendship with another guy in his high school that is gay as well, but they have no idea who the other person is. We follow Simon as he turns seventeen, branches out with friends, finds love and comes out to his family and friends. This b... Read More »


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Needs_A_Life
Jul 08, 2019

The one thing, other than the overall book, that I love about this story is that the foundation is laid ahead of time for who Blue turns out to be. It isnt something completely out of left field that leaves the reader/audience confused, instead little clues are laid throughout the chapters that point at who Blue is. Just this idea alone is something that storytellers forget to do sometimes instead just trying to go for the shock factor. It was extremely refreshing.

JCLPiepieB Jun 26, 2019

Very cute and quick read! I'm a sucker for "online romances," and the identity of Blue kept me guessing! I loved the portrayal of Simon, his friends, and his family. I'm excited to watch the movie now and who knows, I might read the next one in this series.

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hsunseri
May 18, 2019

4.33

Gr33nbird May 15, 2019

An adorable and quirky coming-of-age tale. Albertalli writes amazing characters with whom I always want to hang out.

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Ky68RasK
Apr 03, 2019

Charming and poignant. Now, on to the movie to see how they ruin the book.

JCLMeganK Feb 22, 2019

This story follows the story of Simon, a sixteen year old that is working through how to come out to his friends and family. Simon has an anonymous pen pal, Blue, that he knows also goes to Creekwood High School. They discuss the process of coming out, as well as maneuvering the everyday life as high school students. I really loved this book not only because it explores Simon and Blue's experiences with coming out, but also because it examines his relationships with his friends and family. I highly recommend this book, and am looking forward to reading the next book in the series- Leah on the Offbeat. I am so excited for other people to read or listen to this book, and hope it positively impacts readers for years to come.

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strangerthings17
Feb 05, 2019

This is such a good book! I cant wait to watch the movie!

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carinawong8
Jan 22, 2019

This book is AMAZING! i felt so sad as i finished it. I read this out loud with my friends and we were all shrieking in joy (if that even makes sense. I guess you can say we were fangirling) at some certain parts of the book. Now my friends and i just want to watch the movie, but i suggest you read the book first. :)

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zoeythekat
Jan 11, 2019

I LOVE this book. Th characters are so diverse, relateable, and genuine. I love the character of Simon and his narrative voice, as well as the complexities of his struggles. He feels loved and accepted by his friends and parents, but like he still isn't completely free to be himself around them. He feels frustrated and angry with one of his classmates (who is blackmailing him) but at times he feels friendly towards, even fond of, that classmate. This kind of struggle between two opposing emotions carries out through the text and I think just really authentically captures the experience of being human (and being a teenager in particular).

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iPlagueRat
Jan 09, 2019

I enjoyed this book a lot. I feel that it gives an accurate telling of modern school life for teens.

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