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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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Oh. My. Freaking. Gosh.

So I watched the film when it came out in cinemas. I was like “this is the best film I’ve ever watched!” I must’ve watched it at least 20 times. And then I was talking to my English teacher about it, and she said the book is really good. I had a credit so I thought I’d listen to it instead. And let me tell you, I don’t think a book has ever made me cry, laugh, grin, blush, swoon and relate so much in my entire life! This is way better than the film, and I 100% recommend for a good love story when you’re feeling down.

•the narrator’s voice is kind of annoying at first but you get used to it and it becomes super relaxing!

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It feels real like not even fiction.

It's written like a true perspective of what's its like to be a homosexual today.

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great book

loved this book one of my all time favourites i love simon and his friends and family

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Saccahrine.

I found this book very sickly sweet. If you just take it as a romantic story completely divorced from reality then you'll be fine. If you were hoping for some connection with reality, then you'll be disappointed. The problems that the hero faces are either non problems, or real ones that have no real consequences. I couldn't relate to any part of this book.

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What a great book!

Such lovely description of the challenges that arise within families about coming out. This book made me feel things I didn't know I could feel.

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  • 27-01-21

Appalling Language, appalling book!

Utter garbage. Would not recommend! Supposed to cater for 14 plus, I would not want any children of that age group and above to read this.

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Somehow I didn’t like this at all. I found many faults to it. Maybe I am no longer it’s target audience.

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Entertaining

It's a funny and rich coming of age story... Im not a teen, but still enjoyed it.

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  • 12-02-18

So cute!

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

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  • 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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  • 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.