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. And worse still, so will the privacy of 'Blue', the pen name of the boy he's been emailing.
With messy dynamics emerging in Simon's once tight-knit group of friends, and his email correspondence with Blue growing more flirtatious every day, Simon's life suddenly becomes just a little complicated. Now 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.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 04 / 2015
- 129 x 198 x 19mm
I love Simon, his friends and his story. This is a special book that should be required reading for all people as a manual to help teach us whoever we are that we are awesomely unique and to be ok with it. All the stars for this little gem and thanks to Becky Albertalli for sharing it with the world. No doubt it resonates with us all. - Taegen (QBD)
An adorable, fun read featuring a gay protagonist and nerd culture appreciation "Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda" is a book that I should have read ages ago, but which was entirely worth the wait.
The relationship was adorable and fantastic and I love it.
The focus on family was refreshing as most YA books tend to wither feature negative relationships or absent families. The friendships were also prominent and great.
Note: You will likely crave oreos while reading this book. Just putting it out there.
Anyway, I love it, should have read it sooner and must now impasse upon you all the importance of reading this book as soon as possible. - Melissa (QBD)