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Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

Narrated by: Michael Crouch
Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
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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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So cute!

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

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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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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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  • Linda
  • 01-18-18

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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  • Naomi Shepherd
  • 02-22-18

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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  • Lee
  • 12-28-18

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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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-18-18

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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  • Adam Kwiatkowski
  • 06-30-19

Absolutely loved it

Couldn’t stop listening. I haven’t seen the movie yet but after this amazing listen I intend to.

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  • olivia kelly
  • 06-14-19

Amazing

Loved it so relatable as a lgbt person! Recommend it.. So brilliant and heaetwarming.. Love👍🙂🌈

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  • ahumph292
  • 06-04-19

hmmmmm

I know lots of readers/listeners adore this book. But, disappointingly, it was not for me, and I could not get passed the first few chapters.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-16-19

A great 'feel-good' YA novel

This is a great listen, and the exact kind of book I would have wanted to listen to when I was in High School. Simon is a likable protagonist and Becky Albertalli has a very enjoyable, personable writing style.

I particularly enjoyed listening to Simon's thoughts on his sexuality, and how coming out would potentially affect his life and his friendships.

The element of his mysterious penpal 'Blue' turns this into a bit of a romantic mystery novel, and I was constantly searching for clues as to who he might be.

I would recommend this book to anyone interested in a feel-good LGBTQ+ romance novel.

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  • Proud Scotsman
  • 05-09-19

Absolutely Amazing

What a beautiful love story this truly is, with such developed deep characters and emotionally tying scenes. I am absolutely astonished by the perfection which is this story.

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  • Helen Cartledge
  • 04-23-19

I really liked it!

really lovely narration, gorgeous voicing and good story. I liked the way it tacked coming out and being a teenager and the minefield that is all those swirling emotions.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-09-18

AMAZING

I listened to this book after I watched the movie just the other day and the book and the story line is so much better than the movie. It's so engaging and it really made me feel like I was Simon. I was able to feel really connected to the charters but I thought Leah would have had more of a bigger role than she did. It was still amazing. I recommend this to anyone wanting a love story.

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  • Erin
  • 08-05-19

beautiful story of a first love

a great fun and heart warming story. connected with the teens and the parents as they traverse the awkward terrain on teenage love and friendship

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  • Stephanie
  • 05-25-19

A bit of a let down

While I wasn't expecting anything amazing, I found this didn't really live up to the hype. I read this after watching the movie. While I think the movie made everything a little over dramatic, some elements of the book just annoyed me. The swearing seemed like it was the just for the shock value, it was little was jarring at times and the were just a little too many pop culture references.
While it not a bad read, the narration is great, it definitely wasn't this amazing literary peice that it was made out to be.

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  • Miranda
  • 09-12-18

Literally one of my favorite books ever!!

I absolutely consumed this book. I felt so connected to the characters. This is a freaking amazing book!!!

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  • Benjamin Russell
  • 07-04-18

Incredibly Entertaining and Relatable

This book was a joy to listen to. The narration was perfection and the whole coming out journey was incredibly similar to my own. For such a small story, it was done perfectly. A great read for everyone, particularly teenagers.

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  • Jo
  • 05-05-18

Fun Sappy Fluff

Having had a huge break in reading - particularly in the YA genre - this was a great book to ease back into a regular reading groove. It was light and goofy and fun with an enjoyable feel good ending.

There was maybe a wee bit too much sap towards the end, but not too much that I didn’t enjoy it.

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  • nemanja
  • 05-01-18

Amazing

An Important story with an incredible structure. Excellent story. Excellent performance. Recommend for anyone. This is an accurate story of teenage life.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-03-18

Great love story / coming of age story

Absolutely loved the way this story was told! great narrator and very well written. Could really imagine how he felt.

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  • Lucy
  • 04-02-18

Loved it

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I could not have loved this book more. It was the perfect balance of adorable and funny. Completely impossible to put down.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-30-18

Raw, real and emotional

It’s amazing how reading (or in this case listening)about someone’s struggle to share their identity really makes you reflect on your own.

Becky Albertalli captures the struggle to be vulnerable and share oneself with others perfectly.

Look forward to reading Book 2 next month

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