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Summary

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli, read by Michael Crouch.

Straight people should have to come out too. And the more awkward it is, the better.

Simon Spier is 16 and trying to work out who he is - and what he's looking for. But when one of his emails to the very distracting Blue falls into the wrong hands, things get all kinds of complicated. Because for Simon, falling for Blue is a big deal.... It's a holy freaking huge awesome deal.

©2015 Becky Albertalli (P)2017 Penguin Books Ltd

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Simon vs the homosapien agenda

I really loved this book, and found it extremely hard to stop listening. I love the ending and most things in the story, besides the outing and friendship drama. However, it's set in high school concerning teenagers so drama is to be expected. I found myself relating to Simon a lot and was grinning like a fool in most things concerning him and Blue. It's all very sweet.

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My new favourite book

During listening to this i smiled, laughed, squealed and sat tense. I listened at every possible moment, very relatable. Definitely recommend.

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Millennial storytelling at its best

This character filled reading transports you to Simon’s soul, not just a retelling of thoughts, hopes and fears but a gentle window on to this teenagers soul. His angst and adolescent tantrums mixed with his warmth, adventure and eventual journey of self discovery is meaningful and believable. The only challenge is that you really don’t want the story to end.

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meh

young teen coming out story. sweet and funny at times but not very ground breaking or original

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I wish I had this as a teen

I listened to this as a 33 year old and I only wish I could go back and give it to my 17 year old self. It would’ve been the perfect book to let him know it would all be ok.

Beautiful story that resonated with me so much, stirring memories of the feelings around coming out and accepting who I was.

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A new take on a coming out story; young love.

The narrator made me believe he was the character and he conveyed the emotions of a sweet story very nicely.

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Wonderful story!

I loved this book! An exciting coming of age romance set in a hormone filled American high school with loads of twists and turns. A stunning reading by Crouch made every moment of this audiobook a pleasure to listen to. All of the stars!

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Excellent in its own way

It's always hard to judge a book while you've already seen the movie. But I loved it. Both the book and the movie. The first is sweet, romantic and the ending is more coherent with with the rest of the story while the movie is funny, fresh and it just feels good to watch it.

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Awesome

My favourite audible listen yet! Fantastic story which really tugs the heart strings, ideal narration.

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Absolutely Amazing!

Beautiful story that inspired me to come out myself. Narrator was a perfect fit to the book. Gripping right till the end.

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  • Ally
  • 12-02-18

So cute!

Sweet story. Nice to listen to. Made me smile stupidly constantly while I was listening.

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  • Hsinju
  • 20-04-18

bursting with rainbow happiness

This book is very cute and enjoyable. I couldn't stop myself from crying and smiling during some emotionally tugging scenes.

Becky did a wondrous job at getting into Simon’s head, and Michael was equally amazing at bringing out Simon's emotions through narration.

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  • nemanja
  • 30-12-17

Nothing impreasive

Dont mean to be rude but this is just a time killer beach book, nothing profound. I don't know if its cause i just read "Call me by your name" but this left me somewhat irritated for its narration and vocabulary of fifteen year old mediocre-intelligent girl.

Also reading from who is it and to whom is it to every email is superfluous.

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