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Beau, Lee, The Bomb & Me

by Mary McKinley Kensington Teen (October 28, 2014)

When Beau transferred to our school. I thought: "Good;fresh meat." Because I knew he would be tormented the entire time he was at Baboon High. Like I am. All day. . .every day.

Growing up is a trip. . .

In high...


With or Without You

by Brian Farrey Simon Pulse (May 24, 2011)

When are you too far in to get out?

 

Eighteen-year-old Evan and his best friend, Davis, get beaten up for being loners. For being gay. For just being themselves. But as rough as things often seem, at least Evan...


Beauty of the Broken

by Tawni Waters Simon Pulse (September 30, 2014)

In this lyrical, heartwrenching story about a forbidden first love, a teen seeks the courage to care for another girl despite her small town's bigotry and her father's violent threats.

Growing up in conservative...


Rumble

by Ellen Hopkins Margaret K. McElderry Books (August 26, 2014)

Does it get better? The New York Times bestselling author of Crank and Tricks explores the highly charged landscapes of bullying and forgiveness in this "strong and worthy" (Kirkus Reviews) novel.

Matthew Turner...


The Boy I Love

by Nina De Gramont Atheneum Books for Young Readers (September 02, 2014)

When the boy you love asks you to keep his greatest secret, do you? A thought-provoking, achingly complex novel about prejudice and the many meanings of love from Nina de Gramont, author of Meet Me at the River...


The Book of David

by Anonymous Simon Pulse (June 03, 2014)

His secret is his downfall. A riveting, first-person tale in the tradition of Go Ask Alice and Lucy in the Sky.

The author of this fictional diary began writing for a class assignment, but soon it became much...


Rainbow Boys

by Alex Sanchez Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (March 01, 2011)

Jason Carrillo is a jock with a steady girlfriend, but he can't stop dreaming about sex...with other guys.

Kyle Meeks doesn't look gay, but he is. And he hopes he never has to tell anyone -- especially his parents....


The God Box

by Alex Sanchez Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (December 14, 2010)

Paul, a religious teen living in a small conservative town, finds his world turned upside down when he meets Manuel--a young man who says he's both Christian and gay, two things that Paul didn't think could...


Five, Six, Seven, Nate!

by Tim Federle Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (January 21, 2014)

“The Nate series by Tim Federle is a wonderful evocation of what it’s like to be a theater kid. Highly recommended.” --Lin-Manuel Miranda, star and creator of the musical, Hamilton

Winner of the Lambda...


Tale of Two Summers

by Brian Sloan Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (October 27, 2009)

08:06 p.m.

Saturday 07.29.06

You are in L-O-V-E. Notice how I have no hesitation spelling it. At all. Reason? That was just the wildest entry you've posted! Ever....You are so seeing the world through the eyes...


So Hard to Say

by Alex Sanchez Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (October 27, 2009)

When Frederick shows up at school, Xio is thrilled. The new boy is shy, cute, and definitely good boyfriend material. Before long, she pulls him into her lively circle of friends.

Frederick knows he should...


Sunday You Learn How to Box

by Bil Wright Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (August 27, 2013)

Strength and resilience fuel an urban teen's fight for survival in this acclaimed novel from Bil Wright that "delivers a knock-out punch" (Venus Magazine).

Fourteen-year-old Louis Bowman lives in a boxing ring--a...


How Beautiful the Ordinary

by Michael Cart, Francesca Lia Block, David Levithan & Ron Koertge et al. HarperTeen (October 06, 2009)

A girl thought to be a boy steals her sister's skirt, while a boy thought to be a girl refuses to wear a cornflower blue dress. One boy's love of a soldier leads to the death of a stranger. The present takes...


Geography Club

by Brent Hartinger HarperTeen (September 22, 2009)

A modern classic about a group of teens discovering sexuality and identity, perfect for fans of Becky Albertalli, Adam Silvera, and David Levithan.

Brent Hartinger's debut novel is a fast-paced, funny, and trenchant...


Desire Lines

by Jack Gantos Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) (March 20, 2006)

When sixteen-year-old Walker gets caught up in a witch-hunt against homosexuals, he is left to stand by and watch as a tragedy unfolds.


Stick

by Andrew Smith Feiwel & Friends (October 10, 2011)

Fourteen-year-old Stark McClellan (nicknamed Stick because he's tall and thin) is bullied for being "deformed" - he was born with only one ear. His older brother Bosten is always there to defend Stick. But the...


Kiss

by Jacqueline Wilson Roaring Brook Press (May 21, 2010)

HE LOVES ME, HE LOVES ME NOT. Sylvie is sure Carl loves her, so why hasn't he kissed her?

Sylvie and Carl have always been best friends, and Sylvie's always dreamed that they'd get married someday. But when she...


Rainbow Road

by Alex Sanchez & Alston Brown Blackstone Publishing (December 01, 2012)

Jason Carrillo came out to his basketball team senior year and lost his university scholarship. Now, with graduation behind him and summer ending, he's asked to speak at the opening of a gay and lesbian high...


Rainbow High

by Alex Sanchez & Alston Brown Blackstone Publishing (November 01, 2012)

Nelson Glassman may have been exposed to the HIV virus and is terrified of testing positive. But what if being positive is the only way to keep the guy of his dreams? Kyle Meeks finally has the guy of his dreams...


Rainbow Boys

by Alex Sanchez & Alston Brown Blackstone Publishing (October 01, 2012)

JasonCarrillo is a jock with a steady girlfriend, but he can't stop dreaming aboutsex--with other guys. Kyle Meeks doesn't look gay, but he is. And he hopes henever has to tell anyone--especially his parents....


So Hard to Say

by Alex Sanchez, Barrie Kreinik & August Ross Blackstone Publishing (December 01, 2012)

Frederick is the shy new boy in school, and Xio is the bubbly chica who lends him a pen on the first day of class. They become fast friends--but when Xio decides she wants to be more than friends, Frederick...


One in Every Crowd

by Ivan Coyote Arsenal Pulp Press (September 11, 2012)

Famed lesbian storyteller Ivan E. Coyote’s first book aimed at queer youth: stories about being true to yourself.


Wormwood Gate

by Katherine Farmar Little Island Books (March 01, 2013)

Aisling and Julie are bickering when they are almost run over by a white horse with a red mane. Something strange is going on: the city looks changed; three castles for three Queens blaze on the horizon and...


Love & Lies

by Ellen Wittlinger Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (June 19, 2012)

In this long-anticipated companion novel to the Printz Honor Book Hard Love, which critics called "A bittersweet tale of self-expression and the struggle to achieve self-love," Ellen Wittlinger offers a novel...


Autoboyography

by Christina Lauren Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (September 12, 2017)

“This book is epic.” --Cosmopolitan

“A hopeful and moving love story.” --Publishers Weekly

Fangirl meets Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda in this “sensitive and complex” (BCCB) coming-of-age novel...


Suicide Notes

by Michael Thomas Ford HarperTeen (January 25, 2011)

An unforgettable coming of age novel for fans of 13 Reasons Why, It’s Kind of a Funny Story, and The Perks of Being a Wallflower.

Fifteen-year-old Jeff wakes up on New Year’s Day to find himself in the hospital—specifically,...


David Inside Out

by Lee Bantle Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (September 12, 2016)

David Dahlgren, a high-school senior, finds solace in running with the track team; he's a fast runner, and he enjoys the camaraderie. But team events become a source of tension when he develops a crush on one...


Boyfriends with Girlfriends

by Alex Sanchez Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (April 19, 2011)

Sergio is bisexual, but his only real relationship was with a girl. Lance has always known he was gay, but he's never had a real boyfriend. When the two of them meet, they have an instant connection--but will...


Fat Hoochie Prom Queen

by Nico Medina Simon Pulse (May 06, 2008)

What does it take to be the queen?

Margarita "Madge" Diaz is fat, foxy, and fabulous. She loves herself, and is adored by almost everyone else...except queen bee/student-body president Bridget Benson. These...


South Beach Sizzle

by Suzanne Weyn & Diana Gonzalez Simon Pulse (October 27, 2009)

Is Enrique trying to win her over -- or just trying to win?

Road trip! Lula Cruz has her last summer before college all mapped out. She's checking out of NYC and checking in to the sizzling hot "SoBe" scene with...


Getting It

by Alex Sanchez Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (June 23, 2008)

He clicked on Queer Eye, a show where five gay dudes gave some grungy straight guy a makeover -- plucking his nose hairs, redecorating his apartment, and teaching him to bake a quiche -- so he could confidently...


The Straight Road to Kylie

by Nico Medina Simon Pulse (February 07, 2012)

Life is fabulous for Jonathan Parish.

He's seventeen, out and proud, and ready to party through senior year with his posse of best girlfriends. But the year starts off with the wrong kind of bang when Jonathan...


Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

by Benjamin Alire Saenz Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (February 21, 2012)

This Printz Honor Book is a "tender, honest exploration of identity" (Publishers Weekly) that distills lyrical truths about family and friendship.

Aristotle is an angry teen with a brother in prison. Dante is...


Rainbow Road

by Alex Sanchez Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (May 11, 2010)

Jason Carrillo came out to his basketball team senior year and lost his university scholarship. Now, with graduation behind him and summer ending, he's asked to speak at the opening of a gay and lesbian high...


Just Kill Me

by Adam Selzer Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (August 30, 2016)

From the author of Play Me Backwards and I Kissed a Zombie and I Liked It comes a “narrative brimming with delightfully macabre irreverence” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) about one teen’s unusual summer...


Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit

by Jaye Robin Brown HarperTeen (August 30, 2016)

"A sweet, sexy, honest teen romance that just happens to involve two girls—all the more charming for being so very ordinary.”*

A Kirkus Best Book of the Year! A Chicago Public Library Best Book of the Year!...


Totally Joe

by James Howe Atheneum Books for Young Readers (November 01, 2011)

"Everybody says you and Colin were kissing."

"What? That's ridiculous!"

"For heaven's sake, Joe, if you and Colin want to kiss, you have every right to."

"We did not kiss," I told her.

Addie shrugged. "Whatever."...


What We Left Behind

by Robin Talley HQ Young Adult (October 22, 2015)

‘A moving YA book. And an important one’ – The Telegraph on Lies We Tell Ourselves

What if discovering who you really are means letting go of who you've been?

Toni and Gretchen are the couple everyone...


Saints of Augustine

by P. E. Ryan HarperTeen (October 06, 2009)

Sam and Charlie used to be best friends. But then Sam cut Charlie out of his life—no explanation, no discussion, nothing.

Fast-forward one year, and both Sam's and Charlie's lives are spiraling out of control....


In Mike We Trust

by P. E. Ryan HarperTeen (October 06, 2009)

Honesty.

He wanted it. He craved it.

He could barely remember what it was.

When Garth's uncle comes to visit, he's like a breath of very needed fresh air. Mike is laid-back and relaxed—and willing to accept Garth...


Rainbow High

by Alex Sanchez Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (August 09, 2011)

Jason Carrillo, the best-looking athlete in school, has had his eyes on the prize from day one: a scholarship for college.

But then his eyes turn to love -- and Kyle.

Kyle Meeks, swim team star and all-around...


Pretend You Love Me

by Julie Anne Peters Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (August 10, 2011)

In this fresh, poignant novel (originally published under the title Far From Xanadu), Mike is struggling to come to terms with her father's suicide and her mother's detachment from the family. Mike (real name:...


Putting Makeup on the Fat Boy

by Bil Wright Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (July 26, 2011)

In this spirited exploration of strength and personality, a fabulous NYC teen knows he's destined for greatness--if only he can survive his first job.

Carlos Duarte knows that he's fabulous. He's got a better...


Flick

by Geraldine Meade Little Island Books (April 15, 2011)

Felicity Costello, aka Flick, is pretty much like any other sixteen-year-old - except for one difference. A difference she doesn't want anyone else to know about. A difference she hardly admits even to herself....


I Am J

by Cris Beam Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (March 01, 2011)

A powerful and inspiring story about a transgender teen's struggle to find his own path -- and love his true self.

J had always felt different. He was certain that eventually everyone would understand who he...


Between Mom and Jo

by Julie Peters Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (December 17, 2007)

Nick has a three-legged dog named Lucky, some pet fish, and two moms who think he's the greatest kid ever. And he happens to think he has the greatest Moms ever, but everything changes when his birth mom and...