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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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Comments on: "Simon vs the Homo Sapiens agenda – Becky Albertalli" (4)

  1. After watching the movie, I had to read the book instantly. This book is focused around the main character Simon, where it shows his journey through school as he is discovering his identity. It begins with a simple post which leads Simon to take a risk and start talking to this mysterious person. As the book progresses you are left guessing who it could be, just like Simon is and see all of the challenges he is faced with. You also see him with his friends, showing that it is not being completely focused on him, but also hinting at other aspects. This is such a cute, coming of age book which is beautifully written, and very compelling. I would highly recommend you to read it. x

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  2. Simon vs The Homo Sapiens is a incredibly important book that is one of the marks in the change of our society. Despite the representation of the LGBT community, this book is incredibly cute as it takes us through the online romance of Simon Spier and Blue, a anonymous boy at his school. I loved the balance of comedy, romance and dealing with real life issues. The author has created a beautiful love story to be told for many generations. I recommend this book for anyone who loves a good high-school romance story, and give it a 10/10 for the amazing writing.

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  3. Loved the movie, loved the book. Despite being a teen book, it still managed to be somewhat mysterious, it had so many fun elements and I appreciate the fact that the main character, was so relatable while being unique, he was gay, but Becky was determined to make him just a normal kid. I feel like Simon could be my friend. It’s a great book, definitely going to reread sometime soon.

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  4. I really enjoyed the book Love Simon aka Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda. It is a beautifully written, romantic and lighthearted book about a homosexual guy falling in love with someone over the internet. As the 2 boys meet the story if filled with lots of questions abut who the mysterious internet lover, Blue, really is. This book was incredible and funny and it gave a lot of insight into what it would be like coming out to your family and friends. I rate this book 10/10 and highly recommend it to anyone who is in highschool.

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