TRCA: Featured Book of the Week

Tuesday, April 18, 2017
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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

This week's feature: Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Each week – until June 2nd – we’re featuring one of the Top 10 TRCA books. Read the description. Get inspired. Read the book. Then vote! 

“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 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.”

This book has received accolades from numerous sources including: 2015 Longlist for the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature, William C. Morris Award Winner, Publisher’s Weekly Best Teen Book, ALA Top 10 Best Fiction for Young Adults Pick, Top Ten Rainbow Project Book, New York Public Library Best Book for Teens, American Booksellers Association 2016 Indie Choice (Young Adult), YALSA 2016 Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults, and the 2016 Rainbow Book List.

Check out this book and the rest of the Top 10 at your CCRSB library today! 

Share your thoughts with the CCRSB community by using the hashtag #TRCA2017 and make sure you VOTE for your favourite books on the Teen Reader's Choice Awards blog!