Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

by

Becky Albertalli

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Blue's Mom Character Analysis

Blue lives with his mom in the Shady Creek area. She's an epidemiologist and as such, when Blue comes out to her, she's mostly concerned with making sure he's aware of safe sex practices. She's also an Episcopalian and seems to go to church weekly. She and Blue's dad are divorced.
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Blue's Mom Character Timeline in Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

The timeline below shows where the character Blue's Mom appears in Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 4
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...not going out this year. He has to sit at home and give out candy— Blue’s mom will be away at a work party. Blue comments that Simon was surely a great... (full context)
Chapter 12
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...not been to many shows. Blue writes back and says he's not technically Jewish, and Blue’s mom is Episcopalian. He says that both religions are supposedly friendly to gay people, but it's... (full context)
Chapter 13
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On Thursday, Simon is far too preoccupied thinking about Blue and the fact that Blue's mom and Blue’s dad are religious to pay any attention in class. He hopes that Blue... (full context)
Chapter 14
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...by Casanova, which he sees as evidence that his dad has no idea he's gay. Blue’s mom should be the first to know anyway, and Blue laments the difficulties of having divorced... (full context)
Chapter 15
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...type or Simon's type. At a red light, Simon thinks about Blue how is telling Blue’s mom tonight that he's gay, and he asks Abby if he can tell her something. Simon... (full context)
Chapter 16
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Blue writes to Simon that Blue’s mom took the news relatively well. She's an epidemiologist, so she was mostly concerned with talking... (full context)
Chapter 18
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...Christmas, Blue writes that he came home from school to find both his parents at Blue's mom 's house, which is an extremely unusual situation. Blue was terrified his mom told Blue’s... (full context)
Chapter 35
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...kiss. Bram says he would like to see a movie. Simon finds himself thinking about Bram's mom's talk about safe sex, and thinks her talk might apply to him someday. Bram returns... (full context)