Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I purchased this book after going to the Friends Central Celebrate Diverse Literature Conference and listening to Becky Albertalli speak. Simon is a great male character who is emailing with someone named "Blue" and as they get to know one another (they attend the same school) they keep their identities secret but begin to have feelings for one another. This is a great story about diversity, friendship, family, and coming out as gay to family and friends. Simon's world is sweet, full of tumult (but in a good, nerdy way) and as he navigates this "new" part of his life, the reader journeys with Simon and roots for him every step of the way. Highly recommended for teens, reluctant readers and adults too.
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