Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 9 - 12Grades 2 - 5n/a4.460965


William C. Morris Award Winner: Best Young Adult Debut of the Year * National Book Award Longlist

"A remarkable gift of a novel."—Andrew Smith, author of Grasshopper Jungle

"I am so in love with this book."—Nina LaCour, author of Hold Still

"Feels timelessly, effortlessly now."—Tim Federle, author of Better Nate Than Ever

"The best kind of love story."—Alex Sanchez, Lambda Award-winning author of Rainbow Boys and Boyfriends with Girlfriends

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 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.

Incredibly funny and poignant, this twenty-first-century coming-of-age, coming out story—wrapped in a geek romance—is a knockout of a debut novel by Becky Albertalli.

Hardcover, 320 pages
Published on April 7, 2015 by Balzer + Bray
ISBN-10: 0062348671
ISBN-13: 9780062348678
6 Book Reviews
  • Wyattalmost 2 years
    When did she start writing the book?
    • tapipodokigohy
      tapipodokigohyalmost 3 years55 stars
      Oh my god! I love this book!! I saw the trailer for the movie and saw a little bit of myself in the main character. I really decided to read it because I have to wait until March to check out more of a graphic novel series I am reading. Thinking it would last me until March, I read it in less then two days. I don't regret reading this at all!
      • wobblepenguin12
        wobblepenguin12over 3 years
        • eibba99
          eibba99about 5 years55 stars
          This is a really sweet book and I love all of the characters in it.
          • enchanted7
            enchanted7about 6 years44 stars
            Looks so cool! I would love to read something as funny as it.
            • maddyrocks13
              maddyrocks13over 6 years44 stars
              This book is really, really great. Something I really liked about it was that it had so many references to pop culture and how it seemed so real. Something else I really liked about this book was how its main character - and narrator - is canonically gay. I found the ending very predictable, I could tell from about 100 pages in how it was going to end, but I still enjoyed the ride there. Highly recommend if you like clever and relatable stories.