Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda



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Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda
Becky Albertalli

Simon Spier is a 16-year-old high school junior with an affinity for musical theatre. Lately, he’s been flirting online with a boy he only knows as “Blue”. He isn’t out of the closet; and plans on keeping it that way for the foreseeable future. This choice is taken from him when a classmate starts blackmailing him with emails Simon sent to his crush. How will he navigate this invasion of privacy while staying true to himself?

This award-winning novel has since been adapted into a film under the name “Love, Simon.” The original title is a play on words, making fun of the term “the homosexual agenda” mainly used by the Christian Right. Classroom discussions about the book could include talking about sexuality, mental health, stereotypes, bullying or relationships.

· · 2015

Critical edition

Albertalli, Becky. Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda. Balzer + Bray, 2016. 336 pp., ISBN 9780062348685

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In favour of this entry

  • Award-winning
  • Gender equality
  • Silenced voices
  • Students can identify with the text