Author(s): Becky Albertalli
Now a major motion picture: Love, Simon, starring Nick Robinson and Katherine Langford
This special edition of Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by award-winning author Becky Albertalliincludes new Simon and Blue emails, a behind-the-scenes scrapbook from the Love, Simon movie set, and Becky Albertalli in conversation with fellow authors Adam Silvera and Angie Thomas.
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 jeopardized.
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.
William C. Morris Award Winner: Best Young Adult Debut of the Year * National Book Award Longlist
And don't miss Becky Albertalli's The Upside of Unrequited or Leah on the Offbeat
PUBLICATION APRIL 2015
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