Welcome to our online book club for grades 9 - 12! We are excited for you to join us in our discussion for Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli.
Along with a free copy of the book, you will also receive a review page. You can tell us what you thought of the book! You will also receive a flyer for this website, a questions page to consider, activity pages, and an information page with cool links related to the book!
Please remember that we have a limited number of kits available, so it's first come, first served! If you have any special requests or need accommodations, please let Leanna or Amanda know!
All we ask is that you read the book: do as much or as little of the rest of it as you want!
"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 doesn’t play wingman for class clown Martin, his sexual identity will become everyone’s business. Worse, the privacy of Blue, the pen name of the boy he’s 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, Simon’s 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 he’s pushed out — without alienating his friends, compromising himself, or fumbling a shot at happiness with the most confusing, adorable guy he’s never met.”
*Here are the following pages that you will receive with your kit!*
More about the author and the Creekwood ‘verse:
Becky Albertalli’s website: https://beckyalbertalli.com/
The book was adapted into a movie called Love, Simon. 20th Century Studio’s Love, Simon site:
The Simonverse wiki: https://love-simon.fandom.com/
Broadway Musical Home’s site on Oliver!:
The Trevor Project, the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to (LGBTQ) young people under 25:
Included as well: A recipe for Oreo milkshakes, a guide to whether you should eat an Oreo, a ‘how to be a good ally’ list, and a pride coloring sheet.
Like Simon? It’s part of the Creekwood series, which has three other books. Check them out!
Also included, a quoted bookmark from "Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda"!
"The way I feel about him is like a heartbeat... soft and persistent, underlying everything." —Simon
We hope you enjoy these activities and cannot wait to hear what you thought of the book! We also hope you enjoyed the extra links. Remember, you can comment here on this website, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or come in and turn in a physical copy!