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Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

Title

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

Publisher

Balzer + Bray

Publication Year

2015

ISBN

9780062348678

Pages

303 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

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

Topic

LGTBQ (Gender and Sexuality); Homesexuality; gay teenager

Main Character

boy

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

mother and father

LGBTQ+

male/male

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

Diversity Impact

direct

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

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