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37 Things I Love (In No Particular Order)

Bullied by her best friend and facing the impending death of her father, 15-year-old Ellis finds hope through a new therapist and in her emerging relationship with Cara.

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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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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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Addie on the Inside

One of the "Gang of Five" from *The Misfits* and *Totally Joe*, outspoken Addie Carle strives to define herself on her own terms, capturing her thoughts in poetry as she navigates the ups and downs of middle school. Politically and socially conscious, she takes on the role of advocate, helping to form a gay/straight alliance at her school and participating in the National Day of Silence observance.

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Archenemy

Part of the Counterattack Series in which each volume focuses on different players from the Fraser High School girls soccer team. In this book teammates Addie and Eva are the closest of friends, but Eva wants to be more than "just friends." When Addie doesn't feel the same way, Eva harasses and tries to sabotage her, and their tight friendship quickly unravels.

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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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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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Belinda's Obsession

After she discovers that her mother is having an affair, Belinda's obsession with saving her parents'marriage damages her growing relationship with her last summer's fling, Candace.

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Between You & Me

Written as a screenplay, this book follows 16-year-old Phyre as she falls head over heels in love with her new drama teacher. Will Phyre discover what's right in front of her nose or let love slip away?

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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 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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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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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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Dramarama

Sadye and Demi (formerly known as Sarah and Douglas) leave drab Brenton, Ohio behind to spend the summer at a posh theater camp.

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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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Eon: Dragoneye Reborn

Full of sword fights, plot reversals and intrigue, this fantasy novel, based on Chinese astrology and Feng Shui, has an unlikely hero -- Eona, a 16-year-old girl with a disability, masquerading as a 12-year-old boy.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Happy Families

When 16-year-old twins Ysabel and Justin discover the true reason for their family's split, they struggle with the secrets their father has been keeping. Can they deal with their dad's new life and find a way to put their happy family back together?

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Hard Love

Withdrawn and lonely, John Galardi pours his feelings into writing his zine. Marisol Guzman, who's recently come out as a lesbian, is equally passionate about writing hers. Their shared interest in zines leads them to develop a friendship, and neither of them will ever be quite the same again.

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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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Hidden Voices: The Orphan Musicians of Venice

In a 1700s Venetian orphanage famous for its musical training, teenage Anetta suffers from her unrequited love for the ethereal Luisa.

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If I Lie

Everyone in town is calling Quinn a whore and a slut because she's been caught cheating on her boyfriend Casey, who is serving in the Marines overseas. What they don't know is that Quinn is keeping Casey's secret, a secret that would prove her innocence.

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It's Our Prom (So Deal With It)

Azure has gone public with her objections to her school's senior prom: too expensive, too exclusive, too heterosexual. When the principal challenges Azure and her friends to take charge of the planning committee, they jump into the task--and the accompanying headaches--of planning an inclusive prom.

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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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Kissing Kate

After a kiss, sixteen-year-old Lissa and her long-time friend Kate need to sort out their feelings and redefine their relationship.

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Lola and the Boy Next Door

Sixteen year old (going on seventeen) Lola Nolan lives in San Francisco's Castro district with her two fathers. She spends her time creating lavish costumes, working, avoiding the mean girls at school, and hanging out with her 22-year-old musician boyfriend, Max. Life is good - until the heartbreaks of her past come back to her present.

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Looking for Jamie Bridger

Fourteen-year-old Jamie Bridger is determined to find out who her real parents are despite her grandparents' opposition.

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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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Mistik Lake

After Odella's mother leaves, generations of family secrets begin to emerge.

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Moon at Nine

Farrin and Sadira fall in love but post-revolutionary Iran’s draconian laws declare homosexuality deviant and punishable by death. The girls soon find they can trust no one but themselves.

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My Heartbeat

Ellen adores her older brother, Link, and has a crush on his best friend, James. When one of classmates asks Ellen if Link and James are couple, she and the boys begin to question what makes people gay, straight, or bisexual.

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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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Name Me Nobody

Fourteen-year-old Emi-Lou Kaya feels hurt and abandoned when her best friend Von (short for Yvonne) starts a lesbian relationship with their softball teammate, Babe.

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Orphea Proud

A lyrical story about Orphea Proud, a seventeen-year-old poet/performance artist who shares her experiences with an audience as she talks about love, loss, and life.

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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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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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Royally Jacked

Life takes an unexpected turn when fifteen-year-old Valerie's mom comes out, divorces Valerie's father, and moves in with her lesbian girlfriend. Then things get even worse when Valerie's dad, a diplomat, moves the family to Europe. But then Valerie meets the prince ...

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Say the Word

The "perfect" Shawna Gallagher finds her life turned upside down when she turns 17, her estranged lesbian mother dies, and she discovers a family in the mother's partner and two sons, a family that her controlling father tries to destroy.

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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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Shadoweyes Volume One

Set in Dranac in the year 200X, this dystopian graphic novel features Scout Montana, a teenage girl of African heritage who morphs into the superhero Shadoweyes. A diverse cast of characters deals with issues such as gender, alienation, and isolation which are infrequently treated in more traditional superhero sagas.

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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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Shine

After her once-best friend, Patrick, falls victim to a vicious hate crime and neither local nor federal law enforcement seems interested finding the culprits, Cat sets out to discover who in her town could have hated Patrick enough to have beaten him and left him for dead.

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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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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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Speaking Out: LGBTQ Youth Stand Up

This baker's dozen short stories, for and about gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender teens, encourage teens to "speak out," be proud of who they are, and stand up for each other.

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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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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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Tessa Masterson Will Go to Prom

Lucas and Tessa have been friends forever, and now Lucas realizes they are something more - until his prom invitation is Tessa's cue to come out to him, and put the entire town on notice that she wants a date of her own.

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The Difference Between You and Me

Fifteen-year-old Jesse and Emily are as opposite and can be, and are as head-over-heels for each other as you can get. But when they're on opposite sides during a heated battle, can they keep the discussion separate from their relationship?

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The Drowning of Stephan Jones

While her mother, a librarian, struggles with a citizens' group whose aim is to ban all "anti-Christian" books from the library, 16-year-old Carla must deal with her own problems when her boyfriend, Andy, starts harassing Stephan Jones and Frank Montgomery, the gay couple who own a local antiques store.

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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 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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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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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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When I Knew

More than 80 contributors briefly describe their self-discovery "eureka moment" regarding their sexual orientation in a fun book with a magazine style.

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When We Were Good

Coping with her grandmother’s death and ditched by her best friend, Katherine finds herself seeking relief in Toronto’s music scene where she meets the self-confident and self-aware Marie.

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Wildthorn

Louisa Cosgrove, a high-spirited young lady in nineteenth century England, loves her cousin Grace and longs to be a doctor. A plot devised by someone close to her puts her in an insane asylum, doubting her own identity.

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