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7 Days at the Hot Corner

Offering a unique perspective, this novel shows the adjustment process of a straight teenage boy whose best friend has just come out to him.

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A Love Story Starring My Dead Best Friend

Following the death of her best friend Julia, Cass finds herself involved in a project to produce the musical Julia wrote. Betrayed loyalties and school bullies set Cass off on a journey where she finds self-awareness and acceptance.

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A Question of Manhood

Paul Landon's fear of being thought gay brings him to the point of helping kidnap and torture a gay classmate. Then, when Paul's older brother dies in Vietnam after telling Paul of his love for a fellow soldier, Paul is left keeping another family secret. Only his work with a young gay man retraining abused dogs gives Paul the courage to confront his fears.

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A Really Nice Prom Mess

All Cam wanted to do was go to the prom with his boyfriend, Shane. But since they weren't out, they double-dated -- each bringing a girl. That's bad enough, but the night steadily gets worse and worse . . .

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Adaptation

Something strange has been going on with Reese Holloway since her car accident and her top secret medical treatment- but will she be allowed to figure it out, or will others take her apart to figure it out first?

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Afterworlds

With a contract in hand for her YA novel, eighteen-year-old Darcy Patel arrives in New York City. Over the course of a year, Darcy finishes her book, faces critique, and falls in love in love with the enigmatic Imogene. Woven into Darcy's personal story is her novel, Afterworlds, a suspenseful thriller about a teen who slips into the "Afterworld" to survive a terrorist attack.

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All Souls

Astra Dell, one of the most popular girls at the posh Siddons School, is spending her senior year in the hospital, diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. As time passes, her classmates, among them a young lesbian, and her teacher must deal with their own problems in the wake of her absence.

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America's Boy: A Memoir

Growing up in southwestern Missouri in the 1970s and hopelessly out of step with the redneck masculinity surrounding him, Wade tries to hide the fact that he is gay by overeating.

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Annie on My Mind

In this lesbian young adult literature classic, seventeen-year-old Liza falls in love with Annie and their relationship faces many obstacles.

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Another Kind of Cowboy

Sixteen, gay, and closeted, Alex has dreamed of riding dressage since childhood, although his father wants him to be a "real" cowboy.

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Another Life Altogether

Due to challenges at home, Jessie's family decides to move to Yorkshire for a "new start", and she struggles to fit in and find her own voice in her new town. On top of all this, she must also figure out her confusing new crushes.

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Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

Fifteen-year-old Dante and Aristotle are opposites in almost every way but, nevertheless, the two boys are best friends, almost like two halves making a whole. Saenz' lyrical novel examines the bonds of friendship and the uncertainties and saving graces of love.

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Ask the Passengers

There's only one thing Astrid Jones can do when a growing attraction to her co-worker Dee becomes too big and too confusing: send her love to airplane passengers flying overhead while she tries to figure out who she is down here on the ground.

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Baby Be-Bop

In this prequel to Weetzie Bat, sixteen-year-old Los Angeles teen Dirk MacDonald knows he's gay but isn't ready to tell anyone else, even his beloved grandma Fifi. But after the ghosts of his late father and other relatives visit him in his dreams, he begins to understand the importance of self-acceptance.

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Beautiful Music for Ugly Children

Music geek Gabe has just come out to his family as transgender but is still known as Liz at school. He uses his late night community radio show to try on his male identity and encourage listeners to explore their own "b side." Will the show's growing popularity expose his secret?

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Beauty Queens

After a plane crash leaves them stranded on a seemingly deserted island, the thirteen survivors -- all contestants in the upcoming Miss Teen Dream pageant -- must work together to ensure their survival and to practice their dance numbers (in case they get rescued in time for the competition)

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Bend, Don't Shatter: Poets on the Beginning of Desire

Bend Don't Shatter is an anthology of poetry for young adults that realistically and beautifully deals with what it means to come of age as gay, lesbian, transgender, or, as is perhaps more often the case in adolescence, totally confused. The anthology approaches the seemingly unnavigable territory of teenage sexuality and confusion with poems written by adults who keenly remember the turmoil, pain and excitement of adolescence and sexual coming of age. The poems are written with the insight and clarity of perspective and understanding that comes with years. [From the publisher's page]

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Big Big Sky

When a pod of five young well-trained female warrior assassins starts falling apart, each must show her strength in the outside real world to avoid being captured and unplugged.

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Blue Boy

Can Kiran Sharma, a twelve-year-old Indian American boy who secretly puts on his mother's make-up, plays with dolls, and practices ballet, really be the reincarnation of the gender-bending Hindu god Krishna?

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Blue is the Warmest Color

This graphic novel, which explores the growing relationship between Clementine, a high school student, and Emma, a blue-haired art student, delivers a more powerful and poignant story than the award-winning film of the same name.

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Breathing Underwater

In 1970s Florida, it's literally sink or swim for 12-year-old Lily who struggles for self-acceptance while dealing with her mother's mental illness.

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Chulito: A Novel

After sharing a secret with his best friend, a Latino teen's ideas about what it really means to be a man are challenged. Should he play 'straight' and keep his standing among his peers in the neighborhood, or come out and be his true self?

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Cinnamon Toast and the End of the World

Stephen Shulevitz has three months to go before his high school graduation, when he’s faced with the end of the world–realizing he’s in love with very straight and very homophobic best friend. With only a few months left to go in his small town, Stephen tries to figure out who he is and who he wants to be.

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Crashing America: A Novel

Afraid that she will kill herself at age 18 as her mother did, 17-year-old Girl (formerly Gretchen) flees San Francisco on a road trip to the Midwest, searching for a place where she belongs.

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Dare Truth or Promise

Extrovert Louie comes from a wealthy family and plans on being a lawyer. Introverted Willa lives over the local pub and hopes to become a chef. And when these two teenage girls from New Zealand meet, they fall passionately in love.

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David Inside Out

High school athlete David is questioning his sexuality. Although his friend Eddie has come out and announced it to the world, David is definitely not ready to follow his lead. Scared and confused, he decides to ignore his feelings by dating girls, hanging out with macho role models, and snapping a rubber band on his wrist whenever he thinks of Sean, the teammate he is attracted to. And then Sean let's David know that the attraction is mutual ...

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Debbie Harry Sings in French

Johnny is pretty sure he isn't gay, but he's not quite sure what it means that he wants to be Debbie Harry -- to dress like her, have hair like hers, and to hang out with drag queens.

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Deliver Us from Evie

Sixteen year old Parr Burrman narrates this story about how his sister Evie's lesbianism affects his family and their small Midwestern rural community.

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Dive

Fifteen-year-old Virginia Dunn ("V" for short) has a lot to contend with. Her dog was hit by a car, her father is terminally ill, her mother is an alcoholic ... and V's attracted to Jane.

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Donorboy

Fourteen-year old Rosalind Butterfield's whole world is shaken when both her lesbian mothers are killed in a car accident and she must move in with her birth father, Sean Cassidy -- the sperm donor whom she's never even met before!

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Down to the Bone

After sixteen-year-old Laura is outed at school, kicked out of her home, and rejected by her girlfriend, she finds herself and her community in this hilarious debut novel with an all-Latino cast.

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Drama Queers!

Julliard, thespians, homecoming, and a certain gorgeous football player all come together as "Band Fag" Bradley Dayton is out to make his senior year his most exciting ever--even if his best friend Jack won't admit that he, too, is gay.

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Dumbfounded: Big Money. Big Hair. Big Problems. Or Why Having It All Isn't for Sissies

Left by his mother to grow up with his Jewish grandparents on the Manhattan's Upper East Side, Rothschild describes his childhood and teen years as he remained continually in trouble both at home and at school because of his extravagant behavior.

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Eight Seconds

While attending rodeo camp the summer before his senior year in high school, 18-year-old John meets Kit, the perfect cowboy. When he finds out that Kit is gay, John begins to wonder about himself.

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Entrances and exits

A first time director and high school junior, Bryan has to learn to cope with a temperamental playwright, the leading actress's jealous boyfriend, competition from a new girl on the drama scene, and his yearnings for Drew, his ex-best friend who kissed him and then ran.

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Everything Leads To You

Emi and her best friend Charlotte are invited to stay at Emi's brother's apartment in LA for the summer after graduation, with one condition: they must do something "epic" while he's gone. When they discover a cryptic letter from a world-famous celebrity, Emi thinks that this mystery might be what they're looking for.

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Fancy White Trash

Fifteen-year-old Abby struggles with her highly dysfunctional family while her best friend Cody deals with the challenges of coming out to himself and his friends.

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Far from Xanadu

Mike Szabo - ace softball player, weightlifter, a.k.a. Mary Elizabeth - has enough trouble surviving in her small town before a new girl, Xanadu, turns Mike's life upside down. [Re-issued as "Pretend You Love Me"]

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Fat Angie

Angie hits rock bottom the day she tries to commit suicide in the middle of a high school pep rally. Enter KC Romance, a new girl in town who is stunningly different.

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Finlater

This deeply affecting and openly sexual story of two boys in love -- Cliffy Douglas and Noah Baumgarten -- plays out among the disparities of home life and background during the 1970s homophobia and racial tension.

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Freak Show

Outrageously over-the-top teen "Gender Obscurist" Billy Bloom, a new student at the very conservative Dwight D. Eisenhower Academy, finds that life is not easy for him among the rich white students with their brutal homophobia.

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Freakboy

Three lives intertwine: Angel, a transwoman who works at an LGBTQ center for teens; Vanessa, a high school girl who's on the wrestling team; and Brendan, Vanessa's boyfriend who has just started having dreams that he is actually a she. Brendan feels at home in his female-bodied dreams, but what does that mean for his relationship with Vanessa, and how can Angel help him?

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Gemini Bites

Twins Kyle and Judy both find themselves drawn to Garrett, a goth boy living with their family while finishing out the school year. But the question is, "How does he feel about them?"

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Giraffe People

Cole is content to do well in school, play sports, and date her well-behaved boyfriend, even though she has more than enough reason to rebel as the middle child of an Army chaplain. When her friendship with Meghan suddenly becomes complicated, it seems that everything else in her life becomes complicated, too.

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Girl from Mars

At fifteen, Miriam's life in a small German town lacks excitement and meaning until she meets Laura and begins to discover how full her life already is.

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God Loves Hair

Vignettes tell the tale of Vivek, a young man who struggles with his sexuality, preferring to wear his mother's beautiful sari and lipstick. He endures physical, emotional and verbal abuse in school, only to be saved by his faith... when things are bad during the week, he knows that Sunday will come and no matter what, his gods love him and appreciate all that he is.

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Good Moon Rising

Jan's senior year in high school is not what she expected. She lost the starring role in the school play to the new girl. She has to take on directing responsibilities when her teacher becomes ill. And she's discovered she's a lesbian.

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Grasshopper Jungle

As if living in a world overrun by six-foot-tall hungry and horny mutant praying mantises isn't bad enough, Austin realizes he is in love with both his best friend Robbie and his girlfriend Shann.

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Gravel Queen

Aurin's only plan the summer before her senior year is to hang out with Kenney and Fred. But when Neila joins their circle, everything changes. Fred has a crush on Neila's cousin, Grand. And when Aurin falls in love with Neila, Kenney becomes jealous of their friendship.

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Gravity

Brought up as a strict Orthodox Jew to believe that homosexuality is an abomination, 15-year-old Ellie Gold struggles with her sexual feelings for another girl -- set in Toronto in the late 1980s.

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Gringa: A Contradictory Girlhood

Hart's memoir shares her freedom ride as a young White girl who shifts between living with an angry well-to-do father, who has custody of her, and a lesbian mother, who seeks to belong to the Latino culture in 1970s Southern California.

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grl2grl: Short fictions

The young women in this collection of ten short stories are at different levels of self-discovery, searching for satisfying relationships.

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Hello Groin

Wanting to be normal, 16-year-old Dylan Kowolski tries to hide her lesbianism and develop sexual feelings for her boyfriend at the same time she has a passionate crush on her best female friend.

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Hero

Thom Creed, the son of superheroes, has to hide the fact that he's gay if he's going to fit into the League, but that's not the only problem he faces ....

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Homo

When Will gets outed on Facebook and everything in his life starts spinning out of control, can he discover who he truly is, or will his life be defined by what everyone else thinks?

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How I Paid for College: A Novel of Sex, Theft, Friendship & Musical Theater

It's 1983 and Edward Zanni is enjoying his summer vacation rehearsing for his high school production of Grease and hanging out with his friends. He's looking forward to attending Julliard. But when his wealthy father gets remarried, he changes his mind about paying Edward's way through college. So Edward enlists his friends' help in a creative solution to his tuition crisis.

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I'll Give You the Sun

Artistic twins Jude and Noah each have only half the story of why they broke apart. Their art becomes a force of its own as they negotiate love, loss, lies and the possibility of reuniting their lives.

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If I Told You So

A summer job at a dockside ice cream shop dishes up more excitement than 16 year old Sean expected: late night pranks, a bold new friend from New York, and a serious crush on his supervisor, Jay. Young love and ice cream combine in this sweet and witty summer romance.

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If You Could Be Mine

Sahar and Nasrin are two women in love with each other whose lives are complicated by the fact that they live in Iran, where homosexuality is forbidden. When Nasrin's parents arrange for her to be married to a handsome doctor, Sahar comes up with a risky plan to save their relationship.

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In Mike We Trust

Fifteen-year-old Garth finds the confidence to come out to his mother when wheeling-and-dealing Uncle Mike, his late father's identical twin, moves in and puts him to work as a budding con man.

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Inferno

When Dante meets Parker, she thinks that she has found a soul mate but is instead drawn into a dangerous and destructive relationship.

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Jumpstart the World

Teenage Ellie falls in love with her next-door neighbor Frank, and then discovers that he is transgender.

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Keeping You a Secret

Holland Jaeger, student council president and academic overachiever, has always tried to live up to others' expectations. But when she meets transfer student Cecelia "Cece" Goddard, her well-ordered life is turned upside down.

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Kiss

Sylvie has always imagined spending her life with her best friend, Carl, first as a couple and then as husband and wife. As she realizes Carl is gay and will never really become her boyfriend, she must reconsider her feelings and her friendship with him.

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Kiss the Morning Star

Best friends Anna and Kat take off on a cross-country road trip, using Jack Kerouac's novel, *The Dharma Bums* for inspiration. Out on the open road they explore the Northwest and encounter church folks, a tattoo artist, hippie jam band groupies, some wild small-town girls, and a spiritual guru.

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Leap

In the summer of 1979, Rowan Marks is just waiting to leave for college. In the meantime, she deals with her disconnected family, her best friend Danny who is in love with her, and stuck up, closed-off Catherine.

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Letters in the Attic

In the 1960s, twelve-year-old Lizzy McMann tries to find a new husband for her mother while developing a crush on her best friend, Eva.

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Love & Lies: Marisol's Story

In this sequel to *Hard Love*, Marisol takes a year off between high school and college to write a novel and falls in love with her creative writing teacher, Olivia.

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Love in the Time of Global Warming

In post-apocalyptic Los Angeles, Penelope (Pen) has lost everything, and everyone, she's ever cared about. In this Odyssey-esque journey, Pen embarks on a search for her family, finding unexpected adventures and survivors along the way.

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Lucky

Nineteen-year-old Sam Smith tries to figure out his own sexuality when he finds himself attracted to both boys and girls.

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Luna

Fifteen-year-old Regan's life, which has always revolved around keeping her 17-year-old brother Liam's gender identity a secret, changes when Liam decides to start the process of transitioning.

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Magic's Pawn

Sixteen-year-old Vanyel doesn't fit in. He'd rather be a musician than follow in his father's footsteps. His refusal to assume his duties leads to exile in Valdemar to train with his Aunt Savil. What follows is a saga of love, loss, and self-discovery.

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Mariposa Gown

BFFs Maui, Trini, and Lib are confronted with difficult choices as they graduate- college, career, and who will wear a gown to the senior prom.

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My Father's Scar

College freshman Andy Logan reflects on events in his past life set against the loneliness and isolation he felt growing up with an alcoholic, abusive father in a homophobic town.

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My Most Excellent Year: A Novel of Love, Mary Poppins, and Fenway Park

Three high school friends, including a fun, proud, and just about out-of-the-closet gay young man, tell about their 'excellent' ninth-grade year.

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My Side of the Story

Only 16, cheeky Jarold, a.k.a. Jazz, hits the gay bars to escape the misery of his life.

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Of All The Stupid Things

When Tara learns that her boyfriend may be gay, she is devastated. But then, when she finds herself attracted to a new girl, Riley, she is forced to examine her own sexuality.

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One Man Guy

Freshman Alek’s idea of a great summer is not summer school, but his strict and academically driven Armenian parents have different plans. Enter Ethan, the totally suave, older, skater dude. School never looked so good.

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Peter

Peter Dawson, a fifteen-year-old boy in Australia, aspires to become a photographer and loves riding his dirt bike with the guys. When he becomes attracted to his older brother's gay friend David, Peter begins to question his own identity.

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Pink

Supportive parents and a girlfriend--what more could any out-lesbian, goth-girl, want? Yet Ava decides to explore the idea of 'normal'--to attend prep school, kiss a boy, and even (gasp!) wear matching pink sweaters

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Pretend You Love Me

Mike Szabo - ace softball player, weightlifter, a.k.a. Mary Elizabeth - has enough trouble surviving in her small town before a new girl, Xanadu, turns Mike's life upside down. [Originally published as "Far from Xanadu"]

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Punkzilla

Fourteen-year-old Jamie (aka Punkzilla)- AWOL from military school-embarks on a cross-country odyssey to find his older brother, a dying gay playwright, and share with him his journal of his sometimes frightening, sometimes heartwarming adventures along the way.

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Putting Makeup on the Fat Boy

Most teenage boys dream of being makeout artists. Sixteen-year-old Carlos Duarte, on the other hand, dreams about being a makeup artist! And when he gets a part-time job at Macy's cosmetics department, he figures fame and fortune are just around the corner.

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Rapture Practice: My One-Way Ticket to Salvation: A True Story

In this memoir, Aaron Hartzler recounts his Christian evangelical upbringing -- no TV, no movies, no drinking, and no dating. As Aaron begins to discover who he is, he must also navigate the expectations of his very conservative family, and the larger community.

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Rosemary and Juliet

In this updated version of Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet," Rosemary (aka "Romey"), the daughter of the woman who runs the abortion clinic, falls in love with Juliet, the daughter of a fundamentalist minister.

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Scars

Fifteen-year-old Kendra is a budding artist who has far too many secrets. Not only does she cut herself, she is grappling with her childhood sexual abuse and her burgeoning sexuality.

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Screaming Divas

High school misfits Trudy, Cassie, Harumi and Esther seem an unlikely group to be in the up-and-coming punk band Screaming Divas. Will their rocky friendship survive love, addiction and imminent tragedy?

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Secret City

When sixteen-year-old Ruby Pickett moves with her family to Oak Ridge, Tennessee in 1944, she is told not to talk about why this new city was created. When Ruby starts working for Iris, a young mother whose husband works in one of the top-secret government buildings, their friendship blossoms into something more and Ruby begins to believe in a wider world for herself.

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Secrets of Truth and Beauty

At age seven, Dara was a darling pageant winner; at 17, she has gained weight and anger, leading her to discover her runaway sister on a farm commune for lesbians and others rejected by their families, including a gay high school senior.

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She Loves You, She Loves You Not...

After her father discovers she is gay and disowns her, can Alyssa pick up the pieces of her life and believe in herself again, in a new town, living with a mother she never knew?

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Silhouette of a Sparrow

During the summer of 1926, when sixteen-year-old Garnet discovers the truth about herself and her desires, can she find the courage and freedom to follow her dreams?

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Sister Mischief

Sixteen-year-old Esme is a witty, wisecracking out lesbian with a tight circle of accepting friends. Together they form a hip-hop crew called "Sister Mischief."

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Soames on the Range

When his father comes out, Cisco is suspended from school for fighting and then accused of putting old man Patterson into a coma. For his own protection, his parents send the non-violent, budding gourmet chef to live with his uncle on a dude ranch in the Rocky Mountains of British Columbia.

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Some Assembly Required: The Not-So-Secret Life of a Transgender Teen

Seventeen-year-old Arin Andrews describes the struggles he faced being perceived as a girl growing up, and how things changed for him once he began his transition in this humorous and sometimes heartbreaking memoir.

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Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You

Holden Caulfield, meet James Sveck, a white, middle-class New Yorker who disdains his peers and most of the adults in his life, except for the gay man who manages his mother's art gallery.

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Sparks: The Epic, Completely True Blue, (Almost) Holy Quest of Debbie

"$5 for a holy quest" is a good deal when you're on a desperate chase to reveal your secret lesbian crush to your best friend before she breaks her abstinence pledge with the most boring guy at school.

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Sprout, or My Salad Days, When I Was Green in Judgment

It's not easy having green hair in conservative Kansas, but teenage Sprout manages while also prepping for the Kansas State Essay Contest and falling in love with the intriguing new boy in school.

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Starting From Here

Sixteen-year-old Colby can't seem to get any love. Her mom died a few years ago, her trucker dad is always on the road and her girlfriend just dumped her for a guy. When she rescues a stray dog who has been hit by a car, Colby starts to piece her life together with lots of help from her friends.

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Street Dreams

Life, love, and hip-hop mix to push gay Maori teen Tyson to places he's afraid to go when he suddenly starts crushing on a straight guy he meets through his involvements in the local scene.

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Sunday You Learn How to Box

In the late 1960s, 14-year-old Louis Bowman, who lives in a Connecticut housing project, deals with his dysfunctional family as he comes out.

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Sweet Tooth

What’s a sweets-loving boy growing up gay in North Carolina in the eighties supposed to think when he’s diagnosed with type 1 diabetes? That God is punishing him, naturally. Sweet Tooth is Tim Anderson’s uproarious memoir of life after his hormones and blood sugar both went berserk at the age of fifteen.

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Swimming in the Monsoon Sea

Fourteen-year-old Amrith finds his life in Sri Lanka turned upside down when his Canadian cousin visits and Amrith falls in love with him.

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Tale of Two Summers

Fifteen year old best friends, Chuck and Hal, will be spending their first summer apart since they met at age 5, so they set up a private blog to communicate with one another. Chuck, who is straight, is attending theater camp, while Hal, who is gay, stays back home to learn to drive.

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Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel

High-school junior Leila Azadi suddenly and unexpectedly falls hard for Saskia, the beautiful and sophisticated new girl at school. Leila finds herself taking risks she never would have before.

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Tell the Wolves I'm Home

It's 1987 and 14-year-old June's beloved Uncle Finn, a famous artist, has just passed away, felled by a mysterious new disease. In the process of recovering from his loss, she secretly begins to build a friendship with his partner Toby - the man her mother accuses of murdering her uncle.

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The Bermudez Triangle

Nina Bermudez, Avery Dekker, and Mel Forrest, a trio of friends who call themselves the Bermudez Triangle, have been inseparable since the age of eleven. But all that changes the summer before their senior year in high school when Nina leaves to attend a summer program at Stanford. Suddenly, Avery and Mel's relationship morphs into new territory.

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The Blue Lawn

Newcomer Theo Meyer and 15-year-old David Mason clash in the locker room when they first meet, but later their relationship blooms into something more. Set in rural New Zealand.

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The Book of David

Through journal entries, a small-town high school quarterback recounts his experiences of falling for the new kid and the fear of being outed by his best friend.

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The Center of the World

Seventeen-year-old Phil navigates his complicated family dynamics and his first sexual relationship in a lyrical novel first published in Germany.

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The FitzOsbornes in Exile

After the Germans bomb their beloved castle on the tiny island nation of Montmaray, the young royal family flees to pre-war England, carrying the horrifying awareness of Hitler's deadly potential with them. As conscience and conventions collide, each struggles to fight their individual battles for love and truth.

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The Hour Between

In the 1960s, Arthur McDougal's friendship with the charming but troubled Katrina Felt at the Spooner School for the disciplinary challenged helps him come to terms with his sexuality.

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The House You Pass On The Way

As the daughter of a black father and a white mother, fourteen-year-old Evangeline Ian Canan, better known as "Staggerlee," leads a lonely and isolated existence in rural South Carolina. But Staggerlee has secret that sets her further apart -- her feelings for girls.

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The Last Exit to Normal

Ben Campbell and his family move to rural Montana where Ben absolutely does not fit in and finds it harder to deal with having two dads than he did in their previous urban home.

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The Letter Q: Queer Writers' Notes to Their Younger Selves

Looking back on what they wished they knew when they were younger, 64 of today's award winning GLBTQ authors write and illustrate letters to their former selves in a way to reach out to those who are in the shoes they once filled.

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The Mariposa Club

During their senior year, the Fierce Foursome -- Maui, Trini, Isaac, and Lib -- decide to leave a legacy by creating their high school's first LGBT organization, an action that brings out both support and opposition from their families and their community.

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The Memoirs of a Beautiful Boy

Hilarious stories of a comically dysfunctional family describe growing up gay in Texas.

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The Miseducation of Cameron Post

When Cam's conservative aunt discovers her niece is a lesbian, she sends Cam to God's Promise, a church camp that promises to "cure" young people of their homosexuality. Cam's engaging voice tells her story with wry humor, intelligence, and a strong sense of place in eastern Montana.

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The Off Season

In this sequel to Dairy Queen, D.J. Schwenk is now a junior, playing linebacker on her high school football team. In the roller-coaster year ahead, D.J. must cope with injuries plus problems with her family, boyfriend, and lesbian best friend.

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The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Writing letters to an unidentified friend, fifteen-year-old Charlie chronicles his freshman year in high school, including befriending Patrick, an openly-gay senior.

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The Realm of Possibility

The Realm of Possibility is told by twenty different teens who go to the same high school - straight and queer, goth and gospel, hopeful and heartbroken. [From the author's website]

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The Side Door

While attending suburban Drift Falls High School in 1988, Mel and her best friend Frank discover that a student who committed suicide five years earlier was a closeted gay teen. Simultaneouly, they are themselves dealing with issues of conformity, family relationships, and coming out.

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The Thunder in His Head

Openly gay sixteen-year-old Kyle Manning's life at home and school starts to fall apart when his parents' divorce, and becomes more complicated when he meets and falls in love with the mysterious Dwight.

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The Vast Fields of Ordinary

During his last summer before college, Dade juggles his divorcing parents and dysfunctional closeted boyfriend until he meets Alex and gains the courage to declare his sexuality.

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The Waiting Tree

Simon and Stephen get caught "in the act" by Stephen's dad, but that's just one of Simon's many problems. Simon has been ostracized by his church community, he has a going-nowhere job at the local Stop 'n Save, and he is the sole caretaker of his brother, Jude.

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The Winter Garden and Other Stories

Venture into fairy tale journeys ranging from the Gothic to the macabre in these nine short stories featuring gay protagonists.

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The Year of Ice

Struggling with coming out, 17-year-old high school senior Kevin Doyle finds his strained relationship with his father further challenged when he learns the truth about his mother's death.

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Tips on Having a Gay (Ex) Boyfriend

Senior Belle Philbrick and her boyfriend, Dylan, are among the most popular couples in their Maine high school. But when Dylan comes out to Belle and they break up, Belle is on an emotional roller coaster.

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Toby's Lie

Seventeen-year-old Toby Sligh, a senior at a Jesuit high school in Florida, is surrounded by the lies and secrets of his friends and family. One thing he knows for sure, he wants to dance with his boyfriend, Ian, at the prom.

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Tomboy: A Graphic Memoir

For as long as she can remember, Liz has been happiest in jeans and sneakers, never in dresses and heels. Is there a place for a tomboy in girl culture?

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Touching Snow

Karina's mother has remarried and moved the family, Haitian immigrants, to the suburbs to get away from the dangers of Brooklyn, NY. But for Karina and her sisters their new home is far more dangerous, living with an abusive stepfather who brutally beats them. Told in flashbacks, the story shows how Karina's struggles at home and at school, as well as her burgeoning relationship with Rachel, a girl she meets at the community center.

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Transparent: Love, Family, and Living the T with Transgender Teenagers

Author Beam, who volunteers at a gay and transgender school in Los Angeles, recounts her experiences working with the students - with a focus on four transgirls: Christina, Domineque, Foxxjazell, and Ariel.

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Two boys kissing

Based on true events, this is the story of Harry and Craig's record-breaking 32-hour kiss, narrated by a Greek Chorus of older gay men lost to AIDS, and interwoven with the stories of other teen boys dealing with languishing long-term relationships, coming out, and navigating gender identity.

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