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Book Review: Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda

August 21, 2016

Original Title: Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli Edition: Paperback, 303 pages Published: April 7th, 2015 by Penguin Characters: Simon Spier, “Blue”, Martin Addinson Rating: 4/5 Synopsis: 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, will be compromised. With some messy dynamics emerging in his once tight-knit group of friends,…

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