Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda (Paperback)Becky Albertalli (author)
Moving, passionate and authentic, this modern YA classic from the bestselling Becky Albertalli tells the story of 17-year-old Simon’s coming out, touchingly depicting both the agony and rapturous joy of finding your true self.
Meet Simon: cynical, funny, insecure, full of obsessions, hopes and dreams like every other 17 year old. But Simon also has a big, glowing secret, and that secret is going to get out if class clown Martin doesn’t get what he wants.
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda is the YA phenomenon that swept North America and is now making waves here. Big-hearted and brimming with authenticity, Becky Albertalli’s debut takes on one boy’s hesitant path toward coming out as gay and creates a story filled with humour and very real drama. From the wild eccentricities of his family to the growing feelings between Simon and the mysterious, online figure of Blue, you’ll find yourself rooting for one of the great new heroes of contemporary YA fiction.
Now filmed as the indie smash-hit Love, Simon, Becky Albertalli fuses all the best of John Green and Rainbow Rowell and delivers something really unique, capturing all the hilarity and agony that teenage friendship and love can bring. Recommended.
Publisher: Penguin Random House Children's UK
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 255 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 22 mm
'I love you, Simon. I love you! And I love this fresh, funny, live-out-loud book.' - Jennifer Niven
'Touching and passionate . . . Completely loveable, with bags of empathy.' - The Observer
‘The themes of friendship, growing up and coming to terms with who you are are all subjects explored in many novels, but this one was different… it was heartwarming and real and damn right hilarious with a spoonful of awkwardness.’ – The Guardian
‘The threat of being outed by Martin forces Simon to come to terms with his sexuality, and his wise insights - Why do only gay people have to come out? Why is that the default? - add heft to a plot that is both hilarious and heartbreaking.’ – Publisher’s Weekly
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