Hi everyone! So, over the last six months or so you might have heard me mention the 2015 debut, Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda, once or twice (or one thousand) times. This diverse, uplifting, hilarious and absolutely extraordinary contemporary romance stole my heart from the very first page and I’ve since made it my personal mission to make sure that each and every person I know (and even those I don’t) pick up a copy of this book when it’s published on April 7th. It’s with a great deal of pleasure and excitement that I welcome its equally lovely author, Becky Albertalli, to Pop! Goes The Reader today. Read on to find out how you can enter to a win a signed and personalized edition of Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda and to gain a rather unconventional glimpse into the world of online dating from a perspective I promise you’ve never quite seen before!
Title Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda
Author Becky Albertalli
Pages 320 Pages
Genre Contemporary, Realistic Fiction, Romance, LGBTQ
Publisher Balzer + Bray
Publisher On April 7th, 2015
Find It On Goodreads ● Amazon.com ● Barnes & Noble ● IndieBound
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.
Becky Albertalli and the team at HarperTeen want to know: How do you eat YOUR Oreos?
Beginning March 31st, Oreo lovers everywhere can enter to win one of two signed, personalized editions of Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda! Here’s how to enter:
1. On Twitter: Tweet a description of how you like to eat your Oreos.
2. On Instagram: Post a picture showing how you like to eat your Oreos.
Entries must be tagged using the hashtag #SimonVS in order to be admissible in the contest.
This contest will run until April 6th, at which time two winners will be chosen at random from the #SimonVS hashtag! One winner will be chosen from Twitter, and one will be chosen from Instagram. This contest is open internationally.
And if we reach fifty entries on the #SimonVS hashtag? Epic Reads will unlock a never-before-seen email exchange between Simon and Blue!
Go forth and spread the Oreo love, friends!
For those of you who love your Oreos a little too much, as an added bonus today Becky is also offering a fun and rather delicious new glimpse into the world of online dating. Move over, OkCupid – Simon’s favourite dessert is lookin’ for love!
41 / DOUBLE STUF
MANHATTAN, NEW YORK
FLAVOUR: Chocolate with crème filling
DIAMETER 1.75 inches / 4.5 centimeters
BODY TYPE: Round
DRUGS: I am your drug.
RELIGION: I am your religion.
JOB: Spreading joy, getting soggy, and being delicious.
OFFSPRING: Mini Oreos
“I invented your sweet tooth.”
I have a hard exterior, but when you get to know me, you’ll see my insides are soft and mushy. I love soaking in milk, baking in brownies, and chilling in ice cream. I look good in blue.
I’m trying new flavors, making mistakes, but always trying to stay true to my sweet self.
Making you hunger for me.
Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda, of course!
That special eater who:
● Never rushes when dipping me
● Never loses his appetite
● Won’t leave me for Hydrox
● Doesn’t mind if I get a little thick around the middle
● Or even mega thick around the middle
● Loves me for my wafer AND my crème
I don’t have a bad side.
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, DC. She now lives with her family in Atlanta. Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda is her first novel.