Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

by

Becky Albertalli

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Garrett Character Analysis

Garrett is one of Nick's soccer friends who is also close friends with Bram. Simon initially describes him as a bit of a jerk, though Garrett is supportive when Simon and then Bram come out. He has a crush on Leah, though it's not clear if he ever acts on it.
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Garrett Character Timeline in Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

The timeline below shows where the character Garrett appears in Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 3
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...school have to do this. Simon asks Martin, who's sitting nearby, if he's going to Garrett's Halloween party the next day. In his excitement to accept, Martin trips over his shoelace... (full context)
Chapter 5
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...comes home with him after school so they can carpool with Nick and Leah to Garrett's party. As Abby cuddles with Bieber in her Cleopatra costume, Simon notices that she seems... (full context)
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...he's used to parties with junk food and the game Apples to Apples. Leah declines Garrett's offer of alcohol, while Simon accepts a beer and Abby asks for vodka and orange... (full context)
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...marvels that people get fake IDs in order to drink it. Simon thinks better of Garrett when he goes and pulls the lid over the piano keys. Nick returns with a... (full context)
Chapter 7
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...Wise shows Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night in English class, and Simon watches soccer boys including Nick, Garrett, and Bram squeeze onto Mr. Wise's couch in tiny cheerleading uniforms. Simon is surprisingly attracted... (full context)
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...pointedly avoids Martin and sits down in the middle of an argument between Leah and Garrett. Nick sits down and suggests they go to the game later instead of going to... (full context)
Chapter 23
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...boyfriend. Leah icily says she's not interested and leaves the table, which makes Bram and Garrett exchange a look. Simon tells Bram to ask Leah out if he likes her and... (full context)
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...they can pester Nick. Abby hangs over the fence and Simon enjoys the view. Nick, Garrett, and Bram all run over during a break to say hi. As Abby and Nick... (full context)
Chapter 33
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...Monday, Simon spots Bram in English class and thinks he looks adorable sitting next to Garrett. Garrett compliments Simon's performance and explains that Bram made him go to the play three... (full context)
Chapter 35
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...the school talent show just as the lights are going down. They find Bram and Garrett in the back and sit with them. When the lights go out completely, Simon takes... (full context)