contemporary, lgbt, review, young adult

Odd One Out – Nic Stone

“None of this is simple as we want it to be. And I think that should be okay. Being who you are and losing who you love may not be easy, but it’s always worthwhile.” – Author Note Blurb: “Courtney "Coop" Cooper: Dumped. Again. And normally I wouldn't mind. But right now, my best friend… Continue reading Odd One Out – Nic Stone

contemporary, lgbt, review, romance, young adult

What If It’s Us – Becky Albertalli & Adam Silvera

“I was the guy in the hot dog tie. You were the guy mailing stuff back to your ex-boyfriend. I loved your laugh. Wish I’d gotten your number. Want to give me a second chance here, universe?” Blurb: “Arthur is only in New York for the summer, but if Broadway has taught him anything, it’s… Continue reading What If It’s Us – Becky Albertalli & Adam Silvera

contemporary, lgbt, review, young adult

The Miseducation of Cameron Post – Emily M. Danforth

“Maybe I still haven’t become me. I don’t know how you tell for sure when you finally have.” Blurb: “The night Cameron Post's parents died, her first emotion was relief. Relief they would never know that hours earlier, she'd been kissing a girl. Now living with her conservative Aunt in small-town Montana, hiding her sexuality… Continue reading The Miseducation of Cameron Post – Emily M. Danforth

lgbt, Non-Fiction, review

The Bi-Ble – Edited by Lauren Nickodemus & Ellen Desmond

“We have always been there – lost in either side of history, almost always hidden away as straight or gay – but we were there and we are here now, even if you don’t see us.”   Blurb: “Bisexuals inhabit a liminal space between cultures, often misunderstood or dismissed by the straight and LGBTQ+ communities… Continue reading The Bi-Ble – Edited by Lauren Nickodemus & Ellen Desmond

contemporary, lgbt, review, young adult

Noah Could Never – Simon James Green

“Sometimes having something really nice in your life was worse than not having it, because it made you worried you were going to lose it. And losing something is worse when you know just how wonderful the thing is.” Blurb: “Noah and Harry are now officially boyfriends, but is Noah ready to go all the… Continue reading Noah Could Never – Simon James Green

discussion, lgbt

My Sexuality In Fiction

While it may be hard for many to believe, I didn’t hear the term “bisexual” until I was fifteen. Up to that point I was very aware of my attraction to men and women so I didn’t fit into the gay or lesbian categories. It was the introduction of a character in the TV show… Continue reading My Sexuality In Fiction

feminism, lgbt, Non-Fiction, review

The Gender Games – Juno Dawson

“Transitioning is not going to mystically solve all the worries in my life. I will still be skint. I will still get lonely sometimes. I will still be driven and overambitious. I’ll still be jealous and competitive. But I will be a woman. I will be Juno. I will be righted. I will be me.”… Continue reading The Gender Games – Juno Dawson

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, 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