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Post Info TOPIC: Anyone know any lesbian/bi/gay teen books? Or just any good teen books, for that matter


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RE: Anyone know any lesbian/bi/gay teen books? Or just any good teen books, for that matter


LOVE her work :) very nice light read when I cant be bothered to read a thesis on water quality in Gaza FML

my own suggestions are Pages for You (classic techer/student lesbian romance- one I can relate to at that), Orlando- Virginia Woolf, Rubyfruit Jungle and what I believe is Haruki Murakami's most underrated novel- Sputnik Sweetheart. Let me know if you check any of them out or found something interesting :)





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Will Grayson Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan. That does have straightness but there is and awful lot of gay too!

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Claire Hennesy's "Good Girl's Don't" and "Stereotype" are good. They're both about a bunch of Irish teenagers in secondary school dealing with alcohol abuse, sexuality, the whole thing - except when I read them, I identified with them so much, they were really realistic. Brilliant, but the only problem was they didn't have a satisfying ending. Not bad, but just unsatisfying.

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Witch Child and Pirates! by Ceilia Rees are good. They have very strong female characters in them (though neither have gay/lesbian characters in them. Just young women who like to break men's noses. Yes.)

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tammycuteness wrote:

You know what I'd like to see? A book that has a gay/lesbian couple, but that's NOT what the story is about. It's just a fact of the characters life. I think it would be good if homosexuality was seen as more of a normal thing, rather than an 'issue'. Do you know what I mean?



I'm pretty sure I've read some books like that. I particularly remember a crime series I used to read when I was a teen. The female protagonist lived with her girlfriend, but it was never made out to be a big deal. The girlfriend was just there in the background doing the stuff that police detective's wives do in crime novels.


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Ash by Malinda Lo (my review) is a retelling of Cinderella with a lesbian relationship. It's not at all issue-y, gay relationships are pretty normal in the world of the book.

These are more issue-y, but I also recommend Julie Anne Peters' short story collection grl2grl (my review), Empress of the World by Sara Ryan (my review) and most of all, Dramarama by E. Lockhart (review)!

All of them are about gay girls except for Dramarama, where the narrator is straight but her best friend is gay. They go to drama camp together and many adventures follow.



-- Edited by ladyjulianne on Saturday 24th of November 2012 09:35:36 PM

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I haven't read it but Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan sounds very good.

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-- Edited by Eisbaer on Thursday 18th of April 2013 10:34:25 PM

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secretagentrocky wrote:

Will Grayson Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan. That does have straightness but there is and awful lot of gay too!


 I was about to suggest that one. :D I just finished it, and it's really good.



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