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[Indigo Staff Picks] March – Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

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simon vsPublication Date: April 7, 2015

Pages: 303

Synopsis: Now a major motion picture: Love, Simon, starring Nick Robinson and Katherine Langford!

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

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In case you haven’t already seen, the adaptation of this book came out this month! I was lucky enough to see an early screening of Love, Simon back in January and immediately fell in love with the characters and the story. I’ve had a copy of Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda sitting on my kindle since just after it came out that I won in a giveaway and now I’m even more excited to get to read this story. I also can’t wait for Leah’s story coming later this year in Leah on the Offbeat!


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