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Publisher's 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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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.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

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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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  • Sunny
  • 07-16-18

A new take on a coming out story; young love.

The narrator made me believe he was the character and he conveyed the emotions of a sweet story very nicely.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-22-18

Wonderful story!

I loved this book! An exciting coming of age romance set in a hormone filled American high school with loads of twists and turns. A stunning reading by Crouch made every moment of this audiobook a pleasure to listen to. All of the stars!

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  • Radek
  • 06-19-18

Excellent in its own way

It's always hard to judge a book while you've already seen the movie. But I loved it. Both the book and the movie. The first is sweet, romantic and the ending is more coherent with with the rest of the story while the movie is funny, fresh and it just feels good to watch it.

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  • Murray Pollock
  • 06-16-18

Awesome

My favourite audible listen yet! Fantastic story which really tugs the heart strings, ideal narration.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-15-18

Absolutely Amazing!

Beautiful story that inspired me to come out myself. Narrator was a perfect fit to the book. Gripping right till the end.

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  • Erzlump
  • 06-12-18

Might take a while to get into, but then it clicks

Coming from a very different type of book I needed a moment to attune to this quirky, awkward, everything is emotional young adult novel, but then it clicked and I was invested. A wonderful book for teenagers, parents, LGBT and straight people - basically everyone who can stand the 'everything is a big deal' mentality the teenage life, for it has much to say offer.

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  • Mary-Anne Farah
  • 06-11-18

Absolutely incredible. Liberating.

I haven't had book butterflies like this since i was a teen. Read it. You won't regret it.

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  • Stephanie Houghton
  • 06-08-18

So sweet

Such a sweet story, the narration was good and it pulled you in. Looking forward to seeing the film, fingers crossed they don’t butcher it!

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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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  • Casey
  • 04-05-18

Underwhelming

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

The book was really underwhelming. I saw the movie first and thought it was mediocre so I was interested to see how the book differed and read all the extra little details. After reading this, I think the movie was a lot better. I didn't find any of the characters relatable, they came across in the book as completely self absorbed and pretentious and the story itself was far less engaging.

Has Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda put you off other books in this genre?

no

Would you be willing to try another one of Michael Crouch’s performances?

sure

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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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  • Catherine
  • 03-22-18

absolutely loved this book and the narrator

love love loved it, brilliantly written and the narrator was clear and very easy to listen to.

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  • kristen
  • 02-14-18

Amazing

I really enjoyed listening to this book, Michael Crouch was so good as Simon, So pleased I finally listened/read it.

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