The Indigo Teen Staff Pick of the Month is a program where over 100 employees vote on their favourite read for the month! This is super cool because the pick is 100% the BEST pick of the month! I’m so excited to participate in the reveal and give you all the details on this months pick. Use #indigostaffpicks on your social media to show us your photos and tweets.
The March 2018 pick is Simon Vs The Homo Sapiens by Becky Albertalli! Read more about the book that inspired the movie Love, Simon. Make sure you read the book before you see the movie, we all know that’s the best way to do it 🙂
Title: Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda
Author: Becky Albertalli
Page Count: 303 pages
Genre: Contemporary // Young Adult
Publisher: Balzer & Bay, an imprint of Harper Collins
Release Date: January 30, 2018
Buy It: Chapters Indigo
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.
Buy It: Chapters Indigo
This book was so charming I was just smiling the whole time. Simon is super sweet and as a reader you just want to give him a big smothering hug. I was super super lucky to see the movie prior to its release and I actually ended up reading the book AFTER the movie. It was still amazing but I really wish I had read it before. But! At the same time reading it after provided such a different view. Ah! I know! The best thing to do is read it BEFORE and then read it AFTER to get all the Simon feels! See, I’ve solved it! Now let’s all go run out and grab a copy.
**Thank you Chapters Indigo for sending a copy of the book for an honest review.**