Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda
PUBLICATION APRIL 2015
Straight people should have to come out too. And the more awkward it is, the better.
Simon Spier is sixteen and trying to work out who he is - and what he's looking for. But when one of his emails to the very distracting Blue falls into the wrong hands, things get all kinds of complicated. Because, for Simon, falling for Blue is a big deal...It's a holy freaking huge awesome deal.
US National Book Awards Longlist 2015
"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).
"A remarkable gift of a novel." (Andrew Smith, author of Grasshopper Jungle).
"Both hilarious and heartbreaking...Readers will fall madly in love with Simon." (Publishers Weekly (starred review)).
"A brilliant beacon of optimism and cuteness for LGBTQA+ youth in a genre often bogged down with tragedy and heartbreak. 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)).
"It made me laugh, cry and all the fifty shades of emotions I can think of right now. There is literally no adjectives that would be suffice to describe how brilliant this book is." (Goodreads (5 star review)).
"I think I just felt my heart explode in my chest." (Goodreads (5 star review)).
"One of the most electric, authentic characters I've ever read...I love this book. Love it. Five freaking stars." (Goodreads (5 Stars)).
Becky Albertalli is a clinical psychologist who has had the privilege of conducting therapy with dozens of smart, weird, irresistible teenagers. She also served for seven years as co-leader of a support group for gender-nonconforming children in Washington, DC. This is her first novel.
Visit Becky at www.beckyalbertalli.com , and @beckyalbertalli