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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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A Perfect Snow

When 17-year-old Ben and his 16-year-old brother David move to rural Montana trailer park after their father loses his job, their anger and resentment lead them to join a White-supremacy group whose intolerance is directed towards Jews, gays, and racial groups. At first both boys feel empowered by the escalating acts of vandalism encouraged by the hate group. But over time the brothers drift apart as Ben begins to question the group's beliefs and values, while David becomes even more embroiled in the group's violent activities.

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Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

Fifteen-year-old Dante and Aristotle are opposites in almost every way but, nevertheless, the two boys are best friends, almost like two halves making a whole. Saenz' lyrical novel examines the bonds of friendship and the uncertainties and saving graces of love.

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Blue Coyote

While searching for his buddy Tito, 17-year-old Alex Beekman not only learns the reasons behind his best friend's disappearance but also comes to accept some hidden truths about himself.

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Cinnamon Toast and the End of the World

Stephen Shulevitz has three months to go before his high school graduation, when he’s faced with the end of the world–realizing he’s in love with very straight and very homophobic best friend. With only a few months left to go in his small town, Stephen tries to figure out who he is and who he wants to be.

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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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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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Freak Show

Outrageously over-the-top teen "Gender Obscurist" Billy Bloom, a new student at the very conservative Dwight D. Eisenhower Academy, finds that life is not easy for him among the rich white students with their brutal homophobia.

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Freaks and Revelations

Actual events inspired this narrative of two teens -- Jason, a gay thirteen-year-old surviving on the streets after being rejected by his family, and Doug, a seventeen-year-old skinhead punk rocker--as their lives intersect in a violent hate crime that forever changes them.

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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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If You Could Be Mine

Sahar and Nasrin are two women in love with each other whose lives are complicated by the fact that they live in Iran, where homosexuality is forbidden. When Nasrin's parents arrange for her to be married to a handsome doctor, Sahar comes up with a risky plan to save their relationship.

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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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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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Love in the Time of Global Warming

In post-apocalyptic Los Angeles, Penelope (Pen) has lost everything, and everyone, she's ever cared about. In this Odyssey-esque journey, Pen embarks on a search for her family, finding unexpected adventures and survivors along the way.

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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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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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Out of the Pocket

Bobby's skills as a top high-school quarterback also serve him well off the field when he is outed in the school newspaper and deals with the consequences in an honest and realistic way.

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Personal Effects

After his beloved older brother T.J. is killed in action in Iraq, seventeen-year-old Matt begins to read a series of his brother's letters and discovers his brother's secret- and must come to terms with his brother's secret life and what it means.

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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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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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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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Some Assembly Required: The Not-So-Secret Life of a Transgender Teen

Seventeen-year-old Arin Andrews describes the struggles he faced being perceived as a girl growing up, and how things changed for him once he began his transition in this humorous and sometimes heartbreaking memoir.

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The Center of the World

Seventeen-year-old Phil navigates his complicated family dynamics and his first sexual relationship in a lyrical novel first published in Germany.

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The Last Exit to Normal

Ben Campbell and his family move to rural Montana where Ben absolutely does not fit in and finds it harder to deal with having two dads than he did in their previous urban home.

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The Straight Road to Kylie

Kylie Minogue super fan and openly gay seventeen-year-old Jonathan Parish has just received an offer he can't refuse - pretend to be straight and attend Kylie's upcoming London concert, all-expenses paid. But is it worth retreating into the closet?

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The Year of Ice

Struggling with coming out, 17-year-old high school senior Kevin Doyle finds his strained relationship with his father further challenged when he learns the truth about his mother's death.

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Way to Go

Seventeen-year-old high school junior Danny looks forward to a relaxing summer vacation with his two best friends, but a run-in with the local police has his mother insisting he find a summer job. Work in the new restaurant in town brings friendship with Lisa, a tattooed free spirit who helps him accept his true self.

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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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Will

High school jock and all-around popular guy Will Armstrong moons a bus full of girls and is assigned community service which includes joining the school band and helping out with the musical. While serving his time, he is befriended by a gay boy and is forced to reconsider his own stereotypical views of what it means to be a man.

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Witch Eyes

Seventeen-year-old Braden has the gift of sight -- "witch eyes." Fleeing home in order to protect his uncle after a vision predicts his death, Braden arrives in Bell Dam, a town dominated by two mysterious feuding families. How will the secrets Braden unravels affect him and his love interest Trey?

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