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Time—and love—make the world go ‘round in Tara Sim’s Timekeeper.
First love meets last love in Adam Silvera’s History is All You Left Me.
When you have to choose between your sexual orientation and your family, It Looks Like This.
Fall in love with this charming Australian comedy.
Emmitt LaPoint has everything a boy could want: a great family, a great hockey career, and a great boyfriend. Too bad he can't share one of those things with the public.
Sally Green’s debut novel is not Half Bad!
Lisa Williamsons's The Art of Being Normal shows us that anyone can fit in, but it takes someone special to stand out.
Sisters can be terrible, but the ones who might be actual psychopaths are definitely the worst.
In Of Fire and Stars, an arranged marriage between two kingdoms gets complicated when the princess starts falling for her future sister-in-law.
Revenge is a dish best served all over Hollywood.
Thirteen years ago, Russel could barely admit he was gay. Now, he's marrying his boyfriend on The Road to Amazing.
Some people can Look Past the fact that Avery is transgender. But some can't. And now someone wants him dead.
Maria Dahvana Headley’s Aerie revisits the fascinating sky world and sassy main character introduced in Magonia.
Falling in love with John Corey Whaley's latest novel is highly logical behaviour.
Crooked Kingdom, the second book in Leigh Bardugo’s Six of Crows duology, is what some movie critics might call a “total romp.”
Anna-Marie McLemore’s new novel, When the Moon Was Ours, weaves a tale of family, identity, and love, and the lengths people will go to protect all three.
Robin Talley's Macbeth retelling, As I Descended, subverts Shakespearean norms.
For this Brooklyn bruja, with great power comes great desire to get rid of said powers... and then travel to an alternate dimension after doing causes a huge clusterfuzz.
S.J. Goslee’s Whatever.: or how junior year became totally [email protected] could be a lot more serious about the serious topic of sexual identity.
To meet the titular character in Alex Gino's George is to adore her.
Get to know more about 926 Augur Lane’s resident specter—and the evil that lurks in the shadows of New Fiddleham—in Ghostly Echoes, the third book in William Ritter’s Jackaby series.
In Owen Matthews's book The Fixes, a boy finds an explosive solution to his problems.
A girl with impending memory loss writes to her future self in Lara Avery's captivating novel.
Four friends. One loney cabin in the woods. One dark secret. Brent Hartinger challenges us to find the real story in Three Truths and a Lie.
James Liddel somehow hit REPLY ALL on a paper letter. Kenneth Logan shares some True Letters From a Fictional Life.
Tim Federle asks if an aspiring filmmaker can overcome unspeakable tragedy, or is tragedy the key to becoming a filmmaker?
Take a charming cruise through life's firsts and lasts in The Loose Ends List.
Ash Walker just met the girl of her dreams. Too bad she's her English teacher.
In a game as old as time, Death and Love play a high stakes game with mortals.
A transgender girl and a bipolar boy form an unlikely friendship. Meet Lily and Dunkin.
Nina LaCour and David Levithan team up for this sweet San Francisco Pride week tale.
Stephanie Perkins returns with a short story anthology for summertime swoon.
Jenn Marie Thorne uses light-hearted comedy to tackle subjects like privilege and prejudice in her new book The Inside of Out.
Meredith Russo will open your mind and your heart with her powerful debut, If I Was Your Girl.
Could an impulsive online shopping purchase be the key to Saving Montgomery Sole from her close-minded small town?
Beautiful Music For Ugly Children by Kirstin Cronn-Mills shows us how to get by with a little help from your friends. And St. Elvis.
How does a young lesbian find romantic fulfillment? Step one: get the hell out of Duluth. Welcome to My Year Zero, by Rachel Gold.
This charming historical anthology is the cure for common history.
Jeff Garvin's Symptoms of Being Human is a sensitively-written book about a gender fluid teen living in Orange County.
Carrie Mesrobian's Cut Both Ways tackles the B in LGBTQ.
The man. The myth. The legend. OH MYYYYYYYYYY...!
In first two books of the Four Sisters series, Stray and companion novel Burn, Elissa Sussman crafts a world that’s familiar, yet wholly separate, from classic fairy tales.
Sarah Fine’s The Impostor Queen introduces a magical almost-queen with the weight of an entire country riding on her shoulders (and a little problem with the whole magical thing).
No matter how smart or popular anyone is, Susin Nielsen's middle grade contemporary is a reminder that We Are All Made of Molecules.
A girl and her gay best friend fall for the same guy in the film adaptation of Rachel Cohn and David Levithan's novel.
The only item on the Homo sapiens agenda should be to read Becky Albertalli's hilarious debut.
Get ready to fall under the spell of Rainbow Rowell's Harry Potter-inspired novel, Carry On.
Dragons live forever, but not so little boys. By Cody Kennedy.
It's 1,300 miles to San Francisco. We've got a full tank of gas, The Porcupine of Truth, it's dark, and we're wearing sunglasses. Hit it.
Things were just fine for Weird Girl and What's His Name until they both realized they each needed something that the other couldn't provide. But they'll always have their X-Files fan fiction.
Patrick Ness is back with a story for those of us who aren't the Chosen Ones.
In Brent Hartinger's latest book, Russel Middlebrook and his boyfriend move to LA so Russel can make it big as a screenwriter. Nothing could be easier, right? I hope they don't end up Barefoot In the City of Broken Dreams.
Kris Dinnison's book You and Me and Him introduces us to a threesome of the most unsexy kind.
Denial, Anger, Depression, Bargaining, Acceptance: The Five Stages of Andrew Brawley, by Shaun David Hutchinson.
Hannah Moskowitz’s A History of Glitter and Blood takes a look at what individuals will do in times of war, and what it might be like for your friends to list your species at the top of their “fave meals” list.
Ben doesn't like the idea of his father having a boyfriend. So the family takes The Last Exit to Normal in a final attempt to start over. By Michael Harmon.
Knowledge is all, but when the powers that be control it with an iron grasp—like in Rachel Caine’s Ink and Bone—”all” becomes a very subjective term.
In Gracefully Grayson, Ami Polonsky shows us that sometimes boys can be fancy...and sometimes, they can be girls.
As a teen, it can be tricky to find common ground with your childhood best friend. Especially if he's spent the last ten years living as a victim of parental abduction.
Adam Silvera’s debut novel More Happy Than Not holds no punches and tugs at the heartstrings.
Isabel Quintero shows us what it's like to be a gordita in a world of flaquitas: Gabi, a Girl In Pieces.
Can one be a homosexual and still be a Christian? Mia Kerick explores the world of a gay teen Catholic in Inclination.
The larger than life story of Tiny Cooper finally hits the stage (and the shelves)!
Jennie Wood explains why it's not easy being A Boy Like Me. Especially when everyone insists on calling you 'Katharine.'
One Man Guy by Michael Barakiva. Alek has always known he was different from the other boys, but by the time he got to high school, he could admit it to the world: he's Armenian. Oh, and he's gay. And Armenian.
Aristotle & Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe is a gorgeously-crafted portrait of two best friends exploring their identities.
Michelle Falkoff’s Playlist for the Dead might involve the aftermath of a suicide, but it’s more about how people learn to come to terms with it than the why of it all.
Hate faerie books? Holly Black's latest novel will magically change your mind.
Alex as Well by Alyssa Brugman. Congratulations! It's a (fourteen-year-old) girl!
The newest Russel Middlebrook novel. He's a lot wiser than when we met him in Geography Club, but no cooler.
Experience courtly intrigue on a trip to a unique kingdom—Wyoming—in Cat Patrick’s Court.
'Tis the season to swoon your face off with My True Love Gave to Me, the holiday short story collection edited by Stephanie Perkins.
Robin Talley's debut is nuanced, compassionate and powerful, and manages to skillfully balance a compelling story with two very difficult historical and cultural subjects.
Sara Farizan tells us again how a YA romance should feel with her latest novel.
Sarah Rees Brennan's Untold raises the stakes and brings the swoon.
Trust Jandy Nelson to make heartbreak a blissfully gorgeous experience.
Openly Straight by Bill Konigsberg. A guy can only stand so much tolerance and respect.
Talk about sibling rivalry: a girl starts crushing on her brother's girlfriend in No One Needs to Know by Amanda Grace.
Every Inferno by Johanna Parkhurst. 'Ello. My name ees J.J. Jones. You keel my parents. Prepare to die.
Tess Sharpe's Far From You explores such lighthearted topics as murder, drug addiction and teen sexuality.
Everything about Nina LaCour’s Everything Leads to You leads Mandy C. to determine that the book is a delightful read.
Adam by Ariel Schrag is a sharp, witty story about a teenage boy who pretends to be a transgender man in order to land the girl of his dreams. What could possibly go wrong?
In Sarah Tregay's Fan Art, falling in love with your best friend becomes even more complicated when he doesn't even know you're gay.
On this week’s Netflix Fix, Megan respectfully requests that you add G.B.F. to your queue right this minute. Go on. I’ll wait.
Alix is back to catch you up on some of the insanity that's been going down in her home state. South Carolina: where guns don't kill people. Vaginas do.
Tired of the same ol' dystopian retreads? Diverse Energies, a collection of short stories edited by Tobias S. Buckell and Joe Monti, might just cure what ails you.
With Andrew Smith as the tour guide to Grasshopper Jungle, y'all better hold onto your butts.
Brian goes into Bonus Factor overload while reviewing Marc Acito's How I Paid For College.
Here's to You, Zeb Pike, by Johanna Parkhurst. It's not easy being a single parent to a couple of school-age kids. Especially when you're fourteen.
Robin Wasserman's gruesomely addictive novel explores what happens when good towns go bad.
Asylum, by Madeleine Roux. Welcome to freshman orientation. They once performed a lobotomy on a serial killer in your dorm room. They say you can still hear him screaming, some nights. Oh, and there's asbestos.
Kristen Clark stops by to talk about her new book FreakBoy, the second best YA novel about a transgender teen, ever.
Jon Skovron's Man Made Boy: We were made for each other. In Brian's case, literally.
Mandy W. hangs out with Nate & Margaret, a pair of sweet and unconventional best buds.
FreakBoy. Kristen Elizabeth Clark takes on the forgotten T in LGBT.
Inheritance, the sequel to Malinda Lo's sci-fi thriller Adaptation, knows how to go out in style.
David Levithan changes the world, one page (and kiss) at a time.
Brian reviews Kindness for Weakness, by Shawn Goodman and realizes he would not do well in prison.
Sara Farizan's If You Could Be Mine: yet another lesbian romance between two girls in Iran. (Wait, what?)