Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda (Becky Albertalli)
I didn't one hundred percent believe I was gay. Or maybe I didn't think it was permanent...Simon Spier is sixteen and trying...
I didn't one hundred percent believe I was gay. Or maybe I didn't think it was permanent...Simon Spier is sixteen and trying to work out who he is - and what he's looking for. But when one of Simon's emails to the mysterious Blue falls into the wrong hands, things get all kinds of complicated.
If Mum thinks me drinking coffee is big news it's going to be quite a morning. Can Simon find a way to step out of his comfort zone before he's pushed or is it already too late for him and the most adorable guy he's never met? The thing is, once you come out, you can't really go back in. Because, for Simon, falling for Blue is a big deal...It's a holy freaking huge awesome deal.
The best kind of book challenges your assumptions and opens your eyes to a new way of thinking about the world. The best kind of romance makes you forget age, gender and sexual orientation, and sweeps you off your feet. SIMON is the best kind of both.
Praise for Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda: "A remarkable gift of a novel." (Andrew Smith, author of Grasshopper Jungle). "A wonderfully charismatic story about coming-of-age and coming out." (The Bookseller).
"Funny, moving and emotionally wise."(Kirkus (starred review)). "I think I just felt my heart explode in my chest." (Goodreads (5 star review)). "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)). "One of the most electric, authentic characters I've ever read ...I LOVE this book. LOVE it.
Five freaking stars." (Goodreads (5 Stars)). "Simon hooked me in and pulled me under. Funny, sweet, sad - I keenly felt every bump and soar." (Tellulahdarling.com).
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.