Simon vs. the <i>Homo sapiens</i> Agenda by Becky Albertalli audiobook

Simon vs. the Homo sapiens Agenda

By Becky Albertalli
Read by Michael Crouch

HarperCollins 9780062348678


Format: Retail CD (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9781504615136

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    ISBN: 9781504615129

Category: Fiction/Romance
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English



A National Book Award Longlist Selection

Finalist for the 2016 Indies Choice Award for Young Adult

A Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books of 2015 for Teen Books

Everybody is talking about Simon vs. the Homo sapiens Agenda!

"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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The best kind of love story: the kind in which you fall in love with the characters as they fall in love with each other.” Alex Sánchez, Lambda Award–winning author
“Albertalli paints a stunningly three-dimensional, cliche-free world for Simon that bursts with unforgettable characters. Savor it, because you’ll read it for the first time only once.” Entertainment Weekly
“Debut novelist Albertalli writes believably in the voice of a confused, openhearted sixteen-year-old. Readers will fall madly in love with Simon.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Funny, moving, and emotionally wise.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Though there are realistic moments of tension, the dominant sentiment here is the delicious excitement of finding your best self in the eyes of someone else…a happy sigh of a book about two boys falling in love.” Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books (starred review)
“Rife with realistic high school relationships and drama, with a laugh or two at every turn, this is a coming-of-age, coming-out, and defying-the-odds story with which many teens will identify.” School Library Journal
“Narrator Michael Crouch projects both vulnerability and verve in sixteen-year-old Simon Spier’s voice as he copes with being blackmailed over his sexuality…With obvious respect for the character, Crouch smoothly navigates Simon’s shifts from wry self-deprecation to unbridled anger at his situation and to complete candidness in his earnest confessions to his unknown crush. Even though listeners will instantly connect with the personable Simon, they may also find themselves pitying Simon’s blackmailer as Crouch voices him as more pathetic than cruel. This twist adds nuance to Albertalli’s refreshing novel.” AudioFile
“Are we absolutely certain that Becky Albertalli didn’t just steal the diary of a hilariously observant teenage boy? Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda is a pitch-perfect triumph of wit and wordplay that feels timelessly, effortlessly now.” Tim Federle, author of Better Nate Than Ever
“I am so in love with this book.” Nina LaCour, author of Hold Still
“Delightfully funny and at times heart-wrenching. Readers will ache for Simon’s awkwardness, cheer his small triumphs, but, most of all, fall in love with this kid and with this remarkable gift of a novel.” Andrew Smith, author of Grasshopper Jungle



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Author Bio: Becky Albertalli

Author Bio: Becky Albertalli

Becky Albertalli is the author of the acclaimed novel Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda and The Upside of Unrequired, among others. She is a clinical psychologist who specializes in working with children and teens. She also served for seven years as the coleader of a support group for gender-nonconforming children in Washington, DC.

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Available Formats : Retail CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction/Romance
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English