At first glance, Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda might seem like a typical secret identity romance story. Simon has been exchanging emails with a guy at school. They aren’t quite ready to meet in person, or even share their names, but feelings are developing. When one of the emails falls into the wrong hands, Simon has to choose between reluctantly 'wing-maning' a hopeless classmate or having his private life put on display. It’s the cast of characters, including Simon’s friends and his well-meaning but awkward parents that makes this book stand out.— From Holiday Picks 2015
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William C. Morris Award Winner: Best Young Adult Debut of the Year * National Book Award Longlist
"A 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
"Feels timelessly, effortlessly now."--Tim Federle, author of Better Nate Than Ever
"The best kind of love story."--Alex Sanchez, Lambda Award-winning author of Rainbow Boys and Boyfriends with Girlfriends
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 out--without alienating his friends, compromising himself, or fumbling a shot at happiness with the most confusing, adorable guy he's never met.
Incredibly funny and poignant, this twenty-first-century coming-of-age, coming out story--wrapped in a geek romance--is a knockout of a debut novel by Becky Albertalli.