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Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

Title

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

Publisher

Balzer + Bray

Pages

303 pages

Publication Year

2015

ISBN

9780062348678

Genre

realism

Topic

LGTBQ (Gender and Sexuality); Homesexuality; gay teenager

Annotation

Sixteen-year-old, not-so-openly-gay Simon Spier is blackmailed into playing wingman for his classmate or else his sexual identity--and that of his pen pal--will be revealed.

Grade Level

9-12

Family Formation

mother and father

Main Character

boy

Diversity Impact

direct

LGBTQ+

male/male

Race/Ethnicities

White

Awards

Best Books for Teens, 2015; Best Children's Books of the Year, 2016; Best of the Best Books, 2015; Best of the Best-of List, 2015; Booklist Top 10 First Novels for Youth, 2015; Booklist Top 10 Romance Fiction for Youth, 2015; Guide Book to Gift Books, 2016; Publishers Weekly Best Children's Book, 2015; Rainbow List, 2016; YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2016; Evergreen Teen Book Award, 2017-2018; Nominee; Florida Teens Read, 2016-2017; Nominee; Garden State Teen Book Award, 2018; Nominee; Nutmeg Book Award, 2018-2019; Nominee; Soaring Eagle Book Award, 2017-2018; Nominee; Tayshas High School Reading List, 2016; Nominee; Virginia Readers' Choice Award, 2017-2018; Nominee; Young Adult Reading Program, 2016; Nominee; Eliot Rosewater Indiana High School Book Award, 2017-2018; Nominee; North Carolina Young Adult Book Award, 2016-2017; Nominee; Pennsylvania Young Readers' Choice Award, 2016-2017; Nominee; Volunteer State Book Award, 2017-2018; Nominee; Cybils Awards, 2015, Nominee, Young Adult Fiction; Georgia Peach Teen Readers' Choice Award, 2017, Honor Book, Young Adult; Goodreads Choice Award, 2015, Nominee, Young Adult Fiction; Indies Choice Book Award, 2016, Honor, Young Adult Book; National Book Award, 2015, Long List, Young People's Literature; William C. Morris Award, 2016, Winner, Young Adult

Keywords

secrecy; gay teenagers; extortion; penpals; high school

Item Type

Fiction

Format

novel

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

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