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Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by [Albertalli, Becky]
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Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

Gr 8 Up—Simon Speir, high school junior, walks away from his computer at school for just a moment, and that is when his biggest secret is discovered. He has been emailing a boy in his grade anonymously ever since a poetic waxing on his high school's gossip Tumblr caught his eye, and now Martin Addison has taken a screenshot and has a powerful way to blackmail Simon into getting his friend, Abby, to date him. Although it is filled with trendy pop-culture and digital-age references (Tumblr, Justin Beiber, The Bachelor, etc.) that may not stand the test of time, the message will resonate. Rife with realistic, high school relationships and drama, with a laugh or two at every turn, this is a coming-of-age, coming-out, and defying-the-odds story with which many teens will identify. With a very tidy, feel-good ending, the book will appeal to readers who enjoyed Tim Federle's Better Nate Than Ever (2013) and Five, Six, Seve, Nate! (2014, both S. & S.) and will find a familiar, slightly more mature home with Simon.—Brittany Staszak, St. Charles Public Library, IL

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''I love you, Simon. I love you! And I love this fresh, funny, live-out-loud book.'' -- Jennifer Niven, New York Times bestselling author of All the Bright Places

''Delightfully funny and at times heart-wrenching. Readers will ache for Simon's awkwardness, cheer his small triumphs, but, most of all, fall in love with this kid and with this remarkable gift of a novel.'' -- Andrew Smith, author of Grasshopper Jungle

''I am so in love with this book.'' --Nina LaCour, author of Hold Still

''Are we absolutely certain that Becky Albertalli didn't just steal the diary of a hilariously observant teenage boy? Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda is a pitch-perfect triumph of wit and wordplay that feels timelessly, effortlessly now.'' --Tim Federle, author of Better Nate Than Ever

''Rife with realistic, high school relationships and drama, with a laugh or two at every turn, this is a coming-of-age, coming-out, and defying-the-odds story with which many teens will identify.'' --School Library Journal

''Becky Albertalli has written the best kind of love story: the kind in which you fall in love with the characters as they fall in love with each other.'' --Alex Sanchez, Lambda Award-winning author of Rainbow Boys

''Hilarious and heartbreaking ... Readers will fall madly in love with Simon.'' --Publishers Weekly (starred review)

''Books like SIMON do change people's lives.'' --Waterstones Darlington Bookseller

''A wonderfully charismatic story about coming-of-age and coming out.'' --Bookseller

''Funny, moving and emotionally wise.'' --Kirkus Reviews (starred)

''One of the most electric, authentic characters I've ever read... I LOVE this book. LOVE it. Five freaking stars.'' --Goodreads (5 Stars)

Product details

  • File Size: 825 KB
  • Print Length: 325 pages
  • Publisher: Balzer + Bray; Reprint edition (April 7, 2015)
  • Publication Date: April 7, 2015
  • Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00LSRXJKC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #15,246 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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