Simon Vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

Simon Vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

Downloadable Audiobook - 2015 | Unabridged
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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 Simon is actually being blackmailed: if he doesn't play wingman for class clown Martin, his sexual identity will become everyone's business. Worse, the privacy of Blue, the pen name of the boy he's been emailing with, will be compromised.With some messy dynamics emerging in his once tight-knit group of friends, and his email correspondence with Blue growing more flirtatious every day, Simon's junior year has suddenly gotten all kinds of complicated. 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.
Publisher: New York : Balzer + Bray, 2015
Edition: Unabridged
Branch Call Number: Overdrive
Characteristics: audio file
1 online resource (6 audio files) : digital
Additional Contributors: Crouch, Michael
OverDrive, Inc
ISBN: 9780062411501

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kaylakunz625
May 30, 2018

I adored this audiobook - enough to stay up until four a.m finishing it, on the same day I checked it out. It's engaging, emotional, and accurately portrays all the awkwardness and heartbreak of life as a closeted LGBT teen. The romance between Blue and Simon had me giddy for hours after I finished this book, and I loved the not-quite-mystery of figuring out who Blue was. The performer did a wonderful job portraying the personalities of each character, specifically the narrator, Simon. If you're looking for an uplifting slice of life story with queer representation and insight into the lives of teens, this book is for you.

Becky Albertalli's books "Leah On the Off Beat" and "The Upside of Unrequited" follow the characters in this story as well.

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eileenlufkin
Feb 21, 2018

On my list because theladyragnell on tumblr put it on her top ten list and said "an engaging voice and I just really liked it overall)"

LPL_KimberlyL Feb 03, 2018

This book is sooooooo cute! I recommend the audiobook especially, as Michael Crouch does a perfect job at portraying how sarcastic, adorable, and hopelessly clueless Simon is. If you're looking for a book to cheer you up, this is you best bet. (Also available on Hoopla.)

esillius Jun 01, 2017

I LOVED this book. It made me laugh and almost cry a few times and I'm typically not a very emotional reader. I listened to the audio version and I found that the narrator really captured the voice of Simon and I think that really enhanced my enjoyment of the book. This book was my first foray into "coming out" stories and I think it was a great place to start. The main character was very likeable and although he made some silly mistakes you could tell that he learned from them and built character.

ByLori Jan 22, 2017

It all starts with a secret crush that you HAVE to know more about (Who is Blue?!?), but evolves effortlessly into a charmingly humorous exploration of identity and social issues that are relevant to many of us. The voice actor captures this story's rare combination of inspiring and entertaining perfectly. Great pick for book clubs, as Simon still has me questioning why our culture expects certain people to come out, but not others.

kirstd31 Feb 27, 2016

I enjoyed trying to figure out who Blue is. The characters in the story are well developed. I loved Simons family.

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