Simon Vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

Simon Vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

Book - 2015
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Publisher: New York : Balzer + Bray, An Imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2015.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780062348678
0062348671
Branch Call Number: YA ALBERTAL
Characteristics: 303 pages ; 22 cm

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Aka, the book that inspired Love, Simon, the gay romcom we all love. Simon Vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda is more snarky that its film adaptation, and is flawless on audiobook.

The love story in this novel is so gorgeously and honestly written, that I cannot stop thinking about it months and months later.

The audiobook narrator is FAB.

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LPL_KimberlyL Feb 03, 2018

This book is sooooooo cute! I recommend the audiobook especially, as Michael Crouch does a perfect job at portraying how sarcastic, adorable, and hopelessly clueless Simon is. If you're looking for a book to cheer you up, this is you best bet. (Also available on Hoopla.)

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 change-averse Simon has to find a way to step out of his comfort zone before he's pushed... Read More »


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hsunseri
May 18, 2019

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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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cannotbeheard
Dec 20, 2018

I really enjoyed this! It was short and fun. It is a modern-day romance. It brings to light all the insecurities you feel in a new relationship. It is lighthearted and cute.

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daysleeper236
Sep 27, 2018

Loved it. Now I want to watch the movie, "Love, Simon".

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