Welcome to my Indigo Teen Staff Pick of the Month blog post for March 2018! If you’ve been following my Instagram, you might have noticed that I’ve been posting about the Indigo Teen Staff Picks since November of last year. But I never talked about them on the blog before January. Well, this was originally Milana’s idea (from A Couple Reads), and she was so nice to let me try this out as well. She thought to make monthly feature blog posts! Duh, Flavia! Why didn’t I think of this?! I’m still kicking myself, but am so grateful to Milana for giving me permission to make these posts as well! Continue reading to see which book is this month’s Indigo Teen Staff Pick!
For those of you hearing about Indigo Teen Staff Pick of the Month for the first time, it’s a program started and run by Chapters/Indigo Books & Music Inc. where 100 staff members read a bunch of teen and YA books, and then choose their pick of the month! Each monthly pick is announced by Chapters/Indigo at the beginning of each month (usually on the first Tuesday), and the picks are secret until then! Isn’t that exciting? Please be sure to use #IndigoStaffPicks if you share anything about this on social media, or you want to show off your own copy of whichever month’s Teen Staff Pick book in connection to this program!
– This Month’s Pick –
Simon Vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda
by Becky Albertalli
I finished this book recently, and will be reviewing it soon. P.s. it was great! If you don’t have your own copy yet, it’s on special through Indigo Books & Music Inc. this month! Click here to get your physical copy from Indigo or the e-book version from Kobo Rakuten.
– About the Book –
Title: Simon Vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda
Author: Becky Albertalli
Genre: YA, Contemporary, Romance, LGBT
Publisher: Balzer + Bray (HarperCollins)
Published: April 7, 2015
Source: Indigo Books & Music Inc.
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.
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