Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
Sixteen and gay, Simon Spier would rather save his drama for the school musical. However, when one of his emails gets into the wrong hands, his secret could be forced to center stage. If Simon doesn’t play wingman for Martin, Simon’s blackmailer, Martin will make Simon’s sexual identity public. And Blue, the pen name of the boy he has been emailing, will also be exposed.
Junior year quickly becomes complicated due to changing dynamics in Simon’s formerly tight-knit group of friends and his increasingly flirtatious emails with Blue. Simon must figure out a way to step out of his comfort zone before he is forced out.
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda contains themes of sexual identity, homosexuality, underage substance use, and blackmail.
Lexile Measure: HL640L
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©2015. Middle school, high school. 5 x 8 inches. Softcover, 303 pages.