contemporary · lgbt · review · young adult

Leah On The OffBeat – Becky Albertalli

“I should have told him a year ago. I don’t think it would have been a big deal then, but now it feels insurmountable. It’s like I missed a beat somewhere, and now the whole song’s tempo.” Blurb: “When it comes to drumming, Leah Burke is usually on beat—but real life isn’t always so rhythmic.… Continue reading Leah On The OffBeat – Becky Albertalli

children's fiction · discussion · lgbt · romance · young adult

Favourite Books Of The Year 2017

Another year has slipped by and it's time to sit back and reflect on the reading year. I've frequently said that 2017 was a bad year for me in terms of quality rather than quantity. I read a lot of books that just left me feeling a big deflated and didn't think about again once… Continue reading Favourite Books Of The Year 2017

contemporary · lgbt · review · young adult

Noah Can’t Even – Simon James Green

“Screw it all. He was going to be normal. He was going to do normal things. Be a normal boy. That would show his mum! It was the night of the party. And he was going to kiss Sophie.” Blurb: “Poor Noah Grimes! His father disappeared years ago, his mother's Beyonce tribute act is an… Continue reading Noah Can’t Even – Simon James Green

contemporary · lgbt · review · romance · young adult

History Is All You Left Me -Adam Silvera

“If bringing up the past annoys you now – as I know it did when you left New York for California – know that I’m sorry, but please don’t be mad at me for reliving all of it. History is all you left me.”   Blurb: “When Griffin’s first love and ex-boyfriend, Theo, dies in… Continue reading History Is All You Left Me -Adam Silvera

contemporary · lgbt · review · romance · young adult

The Upside Of Unrequited – Becky Albertalli

“Certain nights have this kind of electricity. Certain nights carry you to a different place from where you started. I think tonight was one of the special ones.”   Blurb: “Seventeen-year-old Molly Peskin-Suso knows all about unrequited love. No matter how many times her twin sister, Cassie, tells her to woman up, Molly can’t stomach… Continue reading The Upside Of Unrequited – Becky Albertalli

contemporary · lgbt · young adult

What We Left Behind – Robin Talley

Blurb: "Toni and Gretchen are the couple everyone envied in high school. They've been together forever. They never fight. They're deeply, hopelessly in love. When they separate for their first year at college - Toni to Harvard and Gretchen to NYU - they're sure they'll be fine. Where other long-distance relationships have fallen apart, their relationship… Continue reading What We Left Behind – Robin Talley

lgbt · Non-Fiction · young adult

This Book Is Gay – James Dawson

Blurb: "Former PHSCE teacher and acclaimed author James Dawson gives an uncensored look at what it's like to grow up as LGBT. Including testimonials from people 'across the spectrum' this inclusive book explores everything anyone who ever dared to wonder wants to know - from sex to politics, how to pull, stereotypes to come-out and… Continue reading This Book Is Gay – James Dawson