Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda


Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda
Written by Becky Albertalli

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.

Primary Source Pairing:

Music plays a huge role in this delightful journey with Simon in Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda. Check out the full playlist by author Becky Albertalli at Epic Reads.

Questions for Discussion:

  • Describe what you hear.
  • What do you notice first?
  • When you hear any voices, can you understand what is being sung or said?
  • Does it sound like an interview or a conversation?
  •  Do you know the song, or do you recognize any instruments?
  • What other details can you hear?
  • How do the lyrics of the story relate to Simon’s story?

Book Cover and Summary: Follett
Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda Playlist: Epic Reads