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Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda | Becky Albertalli
A National Book Award Longlist TitleEverybody is talking about Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda!"A remarkable gift of a novel."Andrew Smith, author of Grasshopper Jungle"I am so in love with this book."Nina LaCour, author of Hold Still"Feels timelessly, effortlessly now."Tim Federle, author of Better Nate Than Ever"The best kind of love story."Alex Sanchez, Lambda Award-winning author of Rainbow Boys and Boyfriends with GirlfriendsSixteen-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 change-averse Simon has to find a way to step out of his comfort zone before he's pushed outwithout alienating his friends, compromising himself, or fumbling a shot at happiness with the most confusing, adorable guy he's never met.Incredibly funny and poignant, this twenty-first-century coming-of-age, coming out storywrapped in a geek romanceis a knockout of a debut novel by Becky Albertalli.
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ShyBookOwl
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Contemporary YA is not a genre I typically gravitate towards, but I just did two in a row and gobbled them up, heart throbbing the whole way through. I love that my reading life is always expanding 📚❤

Shakespearience You should check out Rainbow Rowell 11h
Scochrane26 I love this one! I agree w/ @Shakespearience about Rainbow Rowell. 10h
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Laughterhp
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Here‘s Day 2 for #adventrecommends

Earlier this year, I was okay with reading YA (crazy how your reading preferences change). I really loved this book when I was reading it. It tugged at your heart strings (is that the correct saying? 🤷🏻‍♀️)

Anyways, you should read this!

emilyrose_x I love this book! ❤ 1w
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“sometimes it seems like everyone knows who i am except me.“

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This was a great "coming out" YA story. I especially liked all the support the main character got from his family and friends. Without becoming depressing the narrative feels believable and genuine. I have already passed this book on to a student of mine (BTW meet my new cat Milo ❤).

collegecatlady 😻😻 3w
AnneCecilie Så bra at boka var bra. Så søt katt. Gleder meg til å hilse på den etterhvert. 3w
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Next up!

AnneCecilie Gleder meg til å se hva du syntes. Jeg er så dårlig på å lese ungdomsbøker, men føler at alle har lest denne. 1mo
Siri_reads @AnneCecilie Jeg kjøpte den inn til biblioteket siden den har fått så mye god kritikk 1mo
Siri_reads @AnneCecilie Hovedpersonen er Harry Potter fan. Så da vil kanskje lese den? 😉😁 1mo
AnneCecilie Harry Potter fan høres bra ut. Øker sannsynligheten betraktelig ? 1mo
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This is now one of my favorite books I've ever read! It was so well written, and gave me all kinds of tingles! Check out my full review! https://collyrae.wordpress.com/2019/11/04/simon-vs-the-homosapiens-agenda-review...

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Remember on #NationalComingOutDay 🏳️‍🌈 that the most important person to come out to is yourself. You don't owe anyone a big moment or explanation. Stay safe and stay true to yourself. 🖤

4thhouseontheleft 🙌🏽🙌🏽 2mo
MoonWitch94 So true! ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜 2mo
BookNerd9906 Love this!! ❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
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This is way sweeter than I thought!

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ChaoticMissAdventures
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This took me a minute to get into. The writting felt a bit choppy and Simon can be a typically awful teen. But about half way through I fell totally in love with him. The story is cute, and clever - mixing emails and narration - and all of the characters are distinct and creative. By the end I was completely hooked and I am so sad it is now over.

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BookishMum92
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Took me a while to get into it but I‘m glad I stuck with it because I really enjoyed it in the end.

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Scochrane26
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1. Tagged
2. Teleporting for easier travel
3. Cancer
4. Farmers market, maybe yoga or hiking, reading
5. #friyayintro
@howjessreads

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MallenNC
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If I remember right, there‘s a pretty important scene set at a #Fair in this book. #LetsTravelAugust

OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚🎡 4mo
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I admit, I am such a happy human with sappy YA. This book was basically perfect. I loved the cast of characters - they felt real and honest - and I frankly didn't know who Blue was until he was revealed. I couldn't believe that I didn't pick up on the major hints the author sprinkled throughout (just like Simon didn't)! I'm so glad for the representation, the dialogue about our assumptions, and the adorable romance (of course). So much recommend.

JoyBlue I *did* guess Blue's identity; but, it didn't diminish from my love of this book. 😉 ❤💛💚💙💜 4mo
LogiKitty @JoyBlue thats crazy! I guess I wasn't really trying to figure it out but good for you! 😄 4mo
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New blog post up live today! My full thoughts of Simon Vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda!
https://malloriesreadingnook.home.blog/2019/08/13/simon-vs-the-homo-sapiens-agen...

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#blog #blogpost #review #bookreveiw

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LogiKitty
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😬 teenagehood is really awkward, isn't it haha!

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LogiKitty
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I don't know why this just makes my queer heart so warm...but it does 💕

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BookishMum92
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A giant cup of tea and a good book 😊

Curiouser_and_curiouser Now that's Giant! 4mo
BookishMum92 I think it‘s rather fitting lol. It wouldn‘t quite work if it were small (edited) 4mo
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Twainy
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Audiobook courtesy of Hoopla. Well another recommendation that‘s not my typical genre but it‘s cute & funny as hell. I had no idea what to expect. A fun, funny, engaging quick listen. Good choice of narrators. The author picked a great secondary character to be the main character in book 2. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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This quote definitely made me laugh out loud. I‘ve only read the first 4 books, and even I know what a dementor is. 😂

RiverKScottWrites Ohhh! This book is totally high on my to-read list. *checks library hold again* 4mo
Peddler410 LOVED THIS BOOK! And that quote was perfect! 4mo
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Clwojick
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Just finished this audiobook, and I absolutely loved it. I will admit that I‘m hesitant to watch the movie, cause I doubt it‘ll do the book justice. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

MayJasper I often avoid films for that very reason 4mo
LoveToReadLiveToRead The films actually quite good. Different to the book in ways obviously but I still enjoyed it.....and so did my husband who sat down with me when I‘d just started it and got sucked in! 4mo
Scochrane26 I agree with @LoveToReadLiveToRead. The movie changes a few things, but overall, it‘s a good one. I teared up at some moments w/ his parents. The cast is good. 4mo
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Jen_Reads I haven‘t read the book, but the movie was good and worth bawling my eyes out over on a plane. 4mo
Sarahreadstoomuch The movie is good! 4mo
Prairiegirl_reading The book is always better but they did a good job with the movie. 4mo
teaa41 The movie, although different at times, keeps the feel of the book and is so good. 4mo
Peddler410 They did a good job with the movie....even with the changes. 4mo
CarolynM Great book and I liked the film a lot too.🙂 4mo
LauraWeasley I loved the book and the movie was one of my favorites last year. Definitely worth a watch! 4mo
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Scochrane26 Love this book! The movie wasn‘t horrible either. 4mo
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LA_Mead
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@mcctrish thank you for the lovely book!!! What a nice surprise! I just got back from the cottage to find this in my mailbox!

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Wondering if book mail made it to you?

LA_Mead Yes!!! Thank you so much— it‘s lovely :) sorry for the delay—we‘ve been up north for a bit and only came back last night :) 4mo
mcctrish Oh no worries, I was afraid it hadn‘t made it to you 4mo
mcctrish ☺️ 4mo
mcctrish And Chapters hides the cards in the book so I worry people think why did I get a random book 🤣 4mo
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malloriebane
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This was such an amazing book and an amazing way to start the #newtsreadathon2019 ! Going into this I wasn‘t sure how I would like since I had heard so many great things I was completely ready to think it was so-so. By the end I was completely fan-girling over all the characters and completely in love with the story! If you haven‘t checked it out yet you need to!

RaeannReads I haven‘t read this yet but seeing this makes me want to put it on my TBR! I‘ve heard so many good things so maybe I‘ll read it after the newts readathon. 4mo
malloriebane @RaeannReads it‘s amazing!! I think everyone needs to read it lol. I had a complete fan girl meltdown at 11:30 last night 🤣 so cute and such an easy fast read at least it was for me 😊😊 4mo
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malloriebane
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My first read of the for the NEWTS! What is everyone else staring off with? #newtsreadathon2019 #newts #magicalreadathon2019

RaeannReads I started reading Turtles All the Way Down this morning :) 4mo
malloriebane @RaeannReads that has been on my TBR for a while! I hope you are enjoying it so far! 😊 4mo
LitsyWelcomeWagon Welcome to Litsy! Hope these #Litsytips by @RaimeyGallant http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU are helpful. There‘s so many fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! #LitsyWelcomeWagon 4mo
RaimeyGallant Welcome! 4mo
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WanderingBookaneer
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I might watch this on our British Airways flight home.

MicheleinPhilly Prepare for public crying! 5mo
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Sunshine131
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Beyond sweet, beyond perfect. I don‘t think I disliked a minute of this book. It was comfortable and real, with characters you fell for again and again. Simon is, by far, one of my favorite protagonists ever. This book might just always stand out as my favorite piece of LGBTQ+ fiction ever. Becky Albertalli is one to watch.

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One of the most genuine and beautiful depictions of coming out and gay teenage crushes I have read. It's funny and sweet,but also a serious and mostly positive example of coming out in a largely straight world.

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ReadingIsMyHobby
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I loved it. There were parts that made me sad, and then there were parts that made me laugh.

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GypsyKat
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June wrap up. So many great books this month!😆📚 #JuneReads

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Some great reads in there! 💖📖💖 5mo
Crazeedi Great job!!❣ 5mo
Cinfhen Great graphics!!! 5mo
Susannah Wow! Terrific! 5mo
TheWhiteHatter Awesome job and super cool graphic! 5mo
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GypsyKat
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Loved this! It was light and fun and sweet and lovely. I can see why it‘s being compared with Rainbow Rowell‘s books, though it doesn‘t quite have the depth in my opinion. But this was a thoroughly charming read. Lovable characters and a plot that dealt with love, family, friendships, and acceptance. I‘ll definitely be reading more of this series. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

JackOBotts Saw the movie last week...it was cute. 5mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I loved it too! 💖🏳️‍🌈💖 5mo
Cinfhen Loved the movie ❤️ 5mo
Susannah I love this book! It's a total comfort read for me. I'm glad you enjoyed it. 5mo
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“people really are like houses with vast rooms and tiny windows. And maybe it‘s a good thing, the way we never stop surprising each other.”
❤️

britt_brooke 💚 5mo
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derr.liz
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This moment of lunchtime sunshine with this sweet book was everything at the end of an intense work week 😅

#pridemonth 🏳️‍🌈

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego 💖 this book. 6mo
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GypsyKat
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Starting this one in bed tonight. ❤️📖🛏 #ReadingInBed

LauraWeasley Oh, this is one of my fave YA contemporaries. Hope you enjoy it! 6mo
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booknerd123
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This book is such a good book. You get to join Simon Spier on his journey to find out who he is. I would recommend it.

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Queer YA fiction that my professor gave me. I almost cried, she just gave me beautiful books. I've read those in the smaller pile but now they're part of my library 🌈

BookwormAHN Nice Professor 👏🏻 6mo
LiteraryinLititz How generous! What a wonderful collection. 6mo
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mirsophie
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Ever since I heard about this book I've wanted to read it. When the movie came out I wanted to rest it even more. Then I saw the movie and that is when I decided this month would be the month that I read it. I am so happy I finally did. With subtle differences compared to the movie I was entertained and intrigued to know what was going to happen next. The character of Simon is really fleshed out and has a great personality.

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Branwen
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Our teen librarian generously let me set up a pride month display! When I was 16 and first realized I was bi, the first place I went to for guidance was the library (I grew up in a small town and was afraid to confide in my family and friends). The books I found gave me validation and made me feel like I wasn't alone. I've never forgotten that feeling, and I hope teens also find our library to be a safe space where they can be themselves. 🏳️‍🌈

ravenlee Do you know this one? 6mo
BookInMyHands I‘m so glad the library was a safe space for you. 🏳️‍🌈💕 6mo
ravenlee Or this one? It‘s actually a middle grade with a burgeoning lesbian crush as central theme. 6mo
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Branwen @BookInMyHands Thank you so much! 💕 @ravenlee I have actually not heard of either of these! 😲 But they look/sound amazing! Thank you so much! I'm going to check and see if we have them! 6mo
ravenlee You‘re welcome! I enjoyed them both. What I really loved about Star-Crossed is at the beginning, the main character‘s two friends are bugging her about how she HAS to like somebody, and it‘s so weird that she doesn‘t. Such a middle school thing! I hope you find them. 6mo
ravenlee And Wonders has a teenage boy/boy relationship that is important but isn‘t the point, and I feel like we need more of that - characters who are gay/bi/etc. but that‘s just a part of their story. 6mo
Branwen @ravenlee Yes! I totally agree! I think it's so important for young people (and everyone really) to have books like that available to them! 🤗💕 6mo
MicheleinPhilly I love everything about this post. Happy Pride! 6mo
Clare-Dragonfly Huzzah for libraries! 💙💜💕 6mo
Chrissyreadit @ravenlee I agree- but I also prefer romance that is secondary in a story. @Branwen I think teens today have safer space. My daughter is bi and so are many of her friends. I can‘t imagine that freedom when I was a teen even in NYC where gay Pride was more common and supported. Thankful for libraries and books that support and educate. 6mo
KirstieE This is so lovely !! Well done 👏🏻💜 6mo
Branwen @Clare-Dragonfly Huzzah indeed! 😁 @KirstieE @MicheleinPhilly Thank you so much, friends! 🤗💕@chrissyreadit Me too! Libraries are such wonderful places! 😀💕 6mo
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You are.

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Loved the movie, so thought I‘d spend a day or two on this light read.

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GivenLemons
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This was a really sweet book, and I loved how the emails got more and more flirty. I also liked how it portrayed coming out even when you‘re sure people will accept you, because it still sucks. #catsoflitsy

BooknerdsLife Awww I adore this book! 🥰 7mo
BooknerdsLife And your cat is sooo gorgeous!! 😻😻 7mo
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I admit I haven‘t read the book but I love the movie, and #lovelies is on the soundtrack. I‘ll read the book one day because they‘re always better than the movie! #amonthofsongs

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💗💗💗 7mo
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Shakespearience
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Just finished this book on a lazy, rainy Sunday. I had seen the movie first, so perhaps my expectations were already a little higher. The movie and book are different, but I like that we get a little more of post-relationship Simon here. It was well balanced in terms of the portrayal of teenage drama. I probably would have enjoyed it more if I were the target audience. #viloniareads #lgbtbooks #vhsreads #ya

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 📖💖 7mo
Shakespearience @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Hi and thank you! I love your username ❤️ 7mo
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