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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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Becoming Chloe

Attempting to protect Wanda (aka Chloe), another homeless teenager, 17-year-old Jordan finds the brutality and beauty in life on their road trip across the country.

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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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Finding H. F.

Raised by her devout Southern Baptist grandmother, 16-year-old H.F. (short for "Heavenly Faith"), a budding lesbian, and her gay friend Bo take a road trip to Florida to reunite with her mother.

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Girl, (Nearly) 16: Absolute Torture

Forced to leave her boyfriend and visit with her father for two weeks, 15-year-old Jess finally learns the reason her father left her mother.

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Hit the Road, Manny: A Manny Files Novel

This year, for their annual summer vacation, the Dalinger family and their "manny" are hitting the road, making a cross-country road trip in a rented RV. Points of interest include a visit to Las Vegas and a stop off at the manny's parents' ranch in Wyoming.

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Into the Beautiful North: A Novel

When all the young men and fathers leave the bucolic Sinaloa village of Tres Camarones to find jobs in the United States, three young women and their gay friend Tacho sneak across the border to recruit seven police officers and soldiers (the Magnificent Seven!) who will return home and rescue them from the drug-dealing banditos who threaten their good life.

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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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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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Robin and Ruby

Aspiring actor Robin has just left his lover, Peter, when his sister, Ruby, goes missing. Robin searches for her, accompanied by his long-time friend, George, to whom, Robin discovers, he is becoming romantically attracted.

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Stick

Born with just one ear, 13-year-old Stick faces daily harassment at school. But his home life is worse. His abusive parents not only beat him and his brother Bosten, but lock them in rooms with only a cot and a bucket for days at a time. And when they find out that Bosten is gay ...

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