Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda
by Becky Albertalli
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 doesnt play wingman for class clown Martin, his sexual identity will become everyones business. Worse, the privacy of Blue, the pen name of the boy hes been emailing, will be compromised. With some messy dynamics emerging in his once tight-knit group of friends, and his email correspondence with Blue growing more flirtatious every day, Simons junior year has suddenly gotten all kinds of complicated. Now, change-averse Simon has to find a way to step out of his comfort zone before hes pushed outwithout alienating his friends, compromising himself, or fumbling a shot at happiness with the most confusing, adorable guy hes never met.
About The Author
Becky Albertalli is a clinical psychologist who has had the privilege of conducting therapy with dozens of smart, weird, irresistible teenagers. She also served for seven years as co-leader of a support group for gender-nonconforming children in Washington, DC. This is her first novel. Visit Becky at www.beckyalbertalli.com , and @beckyalbertalli