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Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens agenda /

by Albertalli, Becky [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York, NY : Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2018.Edition: Special edition.Description: 343, 15, 11 pages : photographs ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9780062792167; 0062792164.Other title: Simon versus the Homo Sapiens agenda.Subject(s): Secrecy -- Juvenile fiction | Gays -- Juvenile fiction | Extortion -- Juvenile fiction | Friendship -- Juvenile fiction | Pen pals -- Juvenile fiction | High schools -- Juvenile fiction | Gays -- Fiction | High schools -- Fiction | Pen pals -- Fiction | Schools -- Fiction | Secrets -- Fiction | Yong adult fiction | FictionSummary: "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"-- Provided by publisher.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

<p>The beloved, award-winning novel will soon be a major motion picture starring 13 Reasons Why's Katherine Langford and Everything, Everything's Nick Robinson.</p> <p>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.<br> <br> <br> <br> 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.</p> <p>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.</p>

Originally published: 2015.

"Special edition...contains exclusive bonus material, including the very first Simon-Blue emails, backstage photos from the Simon movie set, a conversation with the author, and excerpts from The Upside of Unrequited and Leah on the Offbeat."--flyleaf.

"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"-- Provided by publisher.

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Horn Book Review

Sixteen-year-old Simon loves emailing Blue, an anonymous boy from school. But when another student sees the correspondence, the blossoming romance is threatened. Set in Georgia, this realistic coming-out story features a cast of unique, believable characters. Simon's humorous narrative alternates with his emails with Blue as Simon wonders, "Don't you think everyone should have to come out? Why is straight the default? (c) Copyright 2015. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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