Hello and welcome to the first in what will be a week-long series of posts in celebration of Becky Albertalli’s forthcoming 2015 debut, Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda! Set to be released tomorrow on April 7th, 2015, this novel is one that I haven’t been able to stop talking about since I first read it back in August 2014 and it is my honour to support this wonderful novel and its equally wonderful author in whatever small way I can. I’ve recommended this book to my family, my friends, and to strangers both online and off, and I will not rest until everyone I know reads (and adores) it as much as I do. To kick off this week’s festivities, today I’m hosting a giveaway which includes a signed edition of Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda as well as a number of items I ordered and had custom-made on Etsy. Read on to learn a little more about the prizes and how to enter today’s contest!
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.
One lucky winner will win a gift box containing the following items:
● One signed edition of Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda
● One custom-made Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda-themed necklace
● One Oreo and milk-themed ring
● One Oreo and milk-themed candle
● Four Oreo-themed soaps
All items were selected and purchased by me and I can personally attest to their quality. My only regret is that I didn’t purchase an additional set for myself!
This contest will run from April 6th – April 20th, 2015 and is open to residents of the U.S. and Canada.