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  • Published: 17 August 2021
  • ISBN: 9780241493182
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 96
  • RRP: $17.99

Penguin Readers Level 5: Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda (ELT Graded Reader)



Penguin Readers is an ELT graded reading series, designed for teenagers and young adults learning English as a foreign language.

With carefully adapted text, new illustrations, language practise activities and additional online resources, the Penguin Readers series introduces language learners to bestselling authors and compelling content. Titles include popular classics, exciting contemporary fiction, and thought-provoking non-fiction.

Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda, a Level 5 Reader, is B1 in the CEFR framework. The text is made up of sentences with up to four clauses, introducing present perfect continuous, past perfect, reported speech and second conditional. It is well supported by illustrations, which appear regularly.

Simon is a young gay boy who is at High School in America. He meets Blue on the school's Tumblr, and they begin talking to each other. Simon knows that he is falling in love, but then another boy sees the emails and Simon has to come out.

  • Published: 17 August 2021
  • ISBN: 9780241493182
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 96
  • RRP: $17.99

About the author

Becky Albertalli

Becky Albertalli is a clinical psychologist who has had the privilege of conducting therapy with dozens of smart, weird, irresistible teenagers. She also served for seven years as co-leader of a support group for gender nonconforming children in Washington, DC. She now lives with her family in Atlanta. Simon vs. the Homo SapiensAgenda is her first novel.

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