Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda (Paperback)
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Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda (Paperback)

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Paperback 368 Pages
Published: 07/04/2015
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Waterstones Says

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
ISBN: 9780141356099
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 255 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 22 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

The love child of John Green and Rainbow Rowell - Teen Vogue

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

Touching and passionate . . . Completely loveable, with bags of empathy - Observer

A remarkable gift of a novel. - Andrew Smith, author of GRASSHOPPER JUNGLE

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)

I think I just felt my heart explode in my chest - Goodreads (5 stars)

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

A radically tender debut . . Steal this from your teen - O (Oprah’s Magazine)

When books this powerful come along we must pay attention. - The Gay UK

I devoured it in one sitting and absolutely adored it - Sugarscape

Unforgettable . . . I almost cried because all the feelings it made me feel - HowlingforBooks

The world needs this book, YOU need this book - PopGoesTheReader

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“Loved it”

This is such a good read. Simon recounts the story and he is so likeable and so believable. His story, his feelings and his struggles, along with those of his peer group, are honest, funny, awkward and entertaining.... More

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“I can't even -!”

What a sweet, funny, delight of a book! Simon and his friends, and even his enemy (!), are wonderful, captivating characters who won me over immediately.

Simon's online romance with the mysterious... More

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“A must read for evry age grup ”

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda is one of the best books I’ve read in 2015. I was introduced to this book by my fellow colleague who is in charge of children’s and teenage department and the way she described it,... More

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