Becky Albertalli’nın SIMON VS. THE HOMO SAPIENS AGENDA'sını
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Foreign Publishers of Becky Albertalli include:
UK: Puffin Books
France: Hachette Romans
Italy: Mondadori Ragazzi
Israel: Matar Publishing
Agent: Brooks Sherman
Genre: Young Adult
Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins, February 2015. North American.
UK/Commonwealth: Puffin. Germany: Carlsen. Brazil: Intrinseca. France: Hachette Romans. Italy: Mondadori Ragazzi. Israel: Matar Publishing House.
Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email from his secret Gmail account 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 still, so will the privacy of Blue, the pen name of the boy he's been emailing with.
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.
Simon’s story is a journey toward self-acceptance wrapped in a geek romance: imagine an updated You've Got Mail starring gay teenage boys with good grammar, with the addictive nature of Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins.
“Are we absolutely certain that Becky Albertalli didn’t just steal the diary of a hilariously observant teenage boy? Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda is a pitch-perfect triumph of wit and wordplay that feels timelessly, effortlessly now.”— Tim Federle, author of Better Nate Than Ever (NYT Notable Book of the Year, Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year & Slate Favorite Book of the Year)
“Simon's social landscape is carefully and seemingly effortlessly drawn. Through light and often humorous detail, readers see clearly not only each individual character, but also the complex set of group dynamics at play in Simon's loving family and circle of friends. While Simon is focused on Blue, other characters go on journeys of their own, and the author is careful not only to wrap up Simon's story, but to draw attention to the stories the romance plot might overshadow in lesser hands. Funny, moving and emotionally wise.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review
More about Becky Albertalli:
Becky Albertalli is a clinical psychologist who has had the privilege of conducting therapy with dozens of smart, weird, irresistible teenagers. She also served for seven years as co-leader of a support group for gender nonconforming children in Washington, D.C.