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Simon vs the Homo Sapiens AgendaSimon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli (Penguin Books, 7 April 2015)

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SIMON VS. THE HOMO SAPIENS AGENDA is a burst of sunshine in book form, and you need its happiness in your life. Trust me.

Simon is sixteen and gay and a lover of Oreos. He's been emailing this guy anonymously – he only knows this guy as 'Blue', and he knows that Blue is also gay and goes to the same high school as he does. Neither of them are out and, despite only being able to communicate by emailing each other using secret identities, they're slowly falling in love anyway. But everything goes haywire when one day, Simon accidentally forgets to log out of his email while in the school library. His classmate Martin Addison reads them and decides to blackmail Simon into helping him get closer to Abby, one of Simon's friends.

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Half WildHalf Wild by Sally Green (#2 in the Half Bad trilogy) (Penguin, 26 March 2015)

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This review contains spoilers for the first book in the trilogy.

HALF WILD is an exciting and action-packed sequel to HALF BAD, and the darkest moments of this book are also where it shines the most.

Nathan has received his three gifts from his father, making him a full-fledged adult witch. Now he needs to find Gabriel and figure out a way to save Annalise from Mercury, as well as learn how to control his newly-discovered gift, something powerful and wild and a little frightening. Meanwhile as the Council of White Witches in England expands its forces across Europe and increases its attacks on Black Witches, a group of Black Witches, White Witches and Half Bloods are joining together to form a resistance, and Nathan finds himself becoming a part of this alliance as one of their strongest fighters. What will he find out about himself and about the ones that he loves?

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Half BadHalf Bad by Sally Green (#1 in the Half Life trilogy) (Penguin, 27 March 2014)

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Half Bad is an intriguing, though rather slow, start to a fantasy trilogy that promises to explore morality and what makes us good or bad.

White Witches are good. Black Witches are evil. Black Witches kill. White Witches hunt them down, torture them and kill them. That's the way the world works, and Nathan is the son of the strongest and most notorious Black Witch in the world. But Nathan is half White, too. And that's where things get complicated. That's how Nathan ends up living in a cage.

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