Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Available At: Electronic, Air Academy, Challenger, DCC (MS), DCC (HS), Liberty, Pine Creek, Rampart

Categories: Cursing, LGBTQ+, Sexual, Violence

Description: Sixteen-year-old, not-so-openly-gay Simon Spier is blackmailed into playing wingman for his classmate or else his sexual identity–and that of his pen pal–will be revealed.

YA Label?: Sometimes

Notes: This book contains vulgar language, explicit sexual activity, and LGBTQ+ ideology.

Violations (Miller Test [MT] & Colorado Obscenity Test [CD])

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Page 20: “‘How are Leo and Nicole?’ my dad asks… switching Nicole and Leah’s gender.”

Page 63: “Mr. Wise has this warped ratty couch in his classroom that smells a little like beer, and I’m pretty sure people sneak in here to have sex and rub their fluids all over it after school.”

Page 81: “His tongue is in my mouth. His hands slide up under my shirt, and he trails his fingers across my chest.”

Page 235: “Simon I just watched you pick up a random guy in a gay bar. You’re wearing eyeliner. And you’re completely wasted.”

Page 301: “He pulls me in closer and kisses me urgently. And suddenly, I’m hard, and I know he is too”

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