Now a major motion picture: Love, Simon, starring Nick Robinson and Katherine Langford!
William C. Morris Award Winner: Best Young Adult Debut of the Year * National Book Award Longlist
"A remarkable gift of a novel."—Andrew Smith, author of Grasshopper Jungle
"I am so in love with this book."—Nina LaCour, author of Hold Still
"Feels timelessly, effortlessly now."—Tim Federle, author of Better Nate Than Ever
"The best kind of love story."—Alex Sanchez, Lambda Award-winning author of Rainbow Boys and Boyfriends with Girlfriends
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.
Incredibly funny and poignant, this twenty-first-century coming-of-age, coming out story—wrapped in a geek romance—is a knockout of a debut novel by Becky Albertalli.
Plus don't miss Yes No Maybe So, Becky Albertalli's and Aisha Saeed's heartwarming and hilarious new novel, coming in 2020!
Becky Albertalli is the number one New York Times bestselling author of William C. Morris Award winner and National Book Award longlist title Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda (now a major motion picture, Love, Simon); The Upside of Unrequited; Leah on the Offbeat; the Simonverse novella Love, Creekwood;What If It’s Us (cowritten with Adam Silvera); Yes No Maybe So (cowritten with Aisha Saeed); and most recently, Kate in Waiting. Becky lives with her family in Atlanta. You can visit her online at www.beckyalbertalli.com.
We’ve adored Nick and Charlie since the first installment of the Heartstopper series, and our love for them has grown even more thanks to the Netflix series. If you’re anything like us, you binge-watched the second season and have a Heartstopper hangover. Whether it’s diving deeper into Alice Oseman’s universe or discovering new books celebrating […]
As David Levithan mentioned in his guest post, YA literature has had a tide coming in of LGBTQIA+ books. There are constantly more and more queer books making their way onto our shelves, particularly in this space, and we’re absolutely thrilled to be able to shoutout some of our favorites!
The pools are opening, beach season is beginning, and the last day of school is right around the corner. With May bringing all these fabulous things, it’s no surprise that the month is also providing us with YA titles from big names and debut authors alike. Fraught family relationships, murder, romance, and friendship are interwoven […]
Maggie Lehrman spent nine years at Amulet Books editing childrens’ and YA novels, including award-winning contemporary realism, fantasy, and historical fiction—and today marks the release of her own YA debut, The Cost of All Things. Part urban fantasy, part magical realism, and part contemporary, it’s a mesmerizing cautionary tale Kirkus calls, “An engrossing, emotionally resonant spin on the old adage: […]
It’s a phenomenal thing that some of the biggest titles of the last couple of years have been LGBTQ, from Scott Westerfeld’s Afterworlds, to Nina LaCour’s Everything Leads to You, to Andrew Smith’s Printz Honor–winning Grasshopper Jungle, to Jandy Nelson’s Printz Award–winning I’ll Give You the Sun—not to mention some of this year’s most highly lauded […]