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Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky…

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda (original 2015; edition 2016)

by Becky Albertalli (Author)

Series: Simonverse (1)

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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"--
Title:Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda
Authors:Becky Albertalli (Author)
Info:Balzer Bray (2016), Edition: Reprint, 336 pages
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Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli (2015)


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Re-read 3/21/18: I really love you, Simon.

Original Review: AMAZING. I have no words except: "go read this, right now!!!".

Okay, I have a few more words than that, but most of the time when I try to articulate my feelings on this book it becomes incoherent babble that mainly consists of the most positive and wholesome adjectives I can think of.
Mainly I just want to say that I am so similar to Simon it's almost scary and I want to thank Becky Albertalli for making such a wonderful relatable character.
Also I think want to impress upon everyone that I READ THIS IN ONE DAY. ONE. For me, that is unprecedented. Like, this is the first, and currently only, time on record that I have read a full blown novel in under a day. So props for that, Simon!
I think what drove me to keep reading was the perfect blend of sickeningly adorable romance, a fun mystery (Blue's identity) which I had to know the answer to, and some heartfelt drama which I understood on a metaphysical level.

I love this book. I love "Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda". I Love. This. Book. I'm now making it my mission to get people to read this wonderful sugar-spun delight of a novel. You better go read it before I come to your house and make you. (Seriously, it's so fluffy but so good). Knock-knock, what's that? Oh it's me - at your door professing the gospel of "Simon Vs"! Now read it!

Okay, I'm off to shout my love for this book from the rooftops now. ( )
  lizjenkins | Mar 10, 2024 |
A joyous triumph of YA literature, with a cast of characters that leap off the page with life and wit. This is a delightful and much needed book! Simon will steal your heart and make you remember what it was like to be a teenager, and that love comes in many forms. ( )
  deborahee | Feb 23, 2024 |
Cute & funny YA romance about a secret email romance between two teen boys just getting ready to come out of the closet.

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  hmonkeyreads | Jan 25, 2024 |
I know I'm a bit late to the game for this book, but everyone was talking about it and the movie was releasing as well, so I had to see what the buzz about this book was all about.

And Oh-My-Lanta!! I binge read this book in less than a day! It was an adorable read, and though I had an inkling of how Blue was early on (and turned out to be correct), this book surprised me. It definitely lived up to the hype and left me with all these happy feels. ( )
  b00kdarling87 | Jan 7, 2024 |
Such a great love story. It was so cool and so interesting; i loved this debut unique voice and realistic story ( )
  lmauro123 | Dec 28, 2023 |
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Albertalli, Beckyprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bouhon, MathildeTraductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Crouch, MichaelNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Herzke, IngoÜbersetzersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lo Porto, TizianaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Pulver, MarioTõLkijasecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Simó, VictoriaTraductorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Sonninen, LottaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Staartjes, AstridTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Tamae-Bouhon, MathildeTraductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Weisz, BöbeTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed


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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.
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