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Almost Perfect

Beautiful newcomer Sage is perfect for Logan ... but then he discovers her secret.

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Far from Xanadu

Mike Szabo - ace softball player, weightlifter, a.k.a. Mary Elizabeth - has enough trouble surviving in her small town before a new girl, Xanadu, turns Mike's life upside down. [Re-issued as "Pretend You Love Me"]

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Fat Angie

Angie hits rock bottom the day she tries to commit suicide in the middle of a high school pep rally. Enter KC Romance, a new girl in town who is stunningly different.

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Gays and Mental Health: Fighting Depression, Saying No to Suicide

Part of the 15 volume Gallup Guide to Modern Gay, Lesbian and Transgender Lifestyle Series, this book addresses the factors contributing to mental health issues for LGBT people and offers ways to counteract them.

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Oddly Normal: One Family's Struggle to Help Their Teenage Son Come to Terms with His Sexuality

On the day thirteen-year-old Joe Schwartz came out at school, his mother came home to find him in the bathroom, having attempted suicide. With Joe's help, his father weaves together the family's story and the statistics behind the failure of schools to protect LGBTQ students.

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Passages Of Pride

Journalist Kurt Chandler profiles six Minneapolis/St. Paul teenagers -- Derek, Amy, Dan, Troy, Michele, and Tara -- who speak eloquently of the challenges of realizing they were different at an early age, of having to hide, of depression and suicide attempts, and, ultimately, of coming out and making their separate peaces at home, at school, and on their own. [From the jacket flap]

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Perfect

Cara is struggling with her parents' ideals of perfect, but will that cause her to lose out on a new kind of love and being true to herself?

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Pretend You Love Me

Mike Szabo - ace softball player, weightlifter, a.k.a. Mary Elizabeth - has enough trouble surviving in her small town before a new girl, Xanadu, turns Mike's life upside down. [Originally published as "Far from Xanadu"]

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Skim

Would-be Wiccan and goth Skim, aka Kimberly Keiko Cameron, is revealed in this graphic novel as a sometimes target for the popular students at her all-girls private school in Toronto, where she falls in love with her English teacher Ms. Archer.

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Suicide Notes

After he wakes up in a psychiatric hospital, 15-year-old Jeff describes the events that led up to his attempted suicide and how his life is changed during his 45-day stay.

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The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Writing letters to an unidentified friend, fifteen-year-old Charlie chronicles his freshman year in high school, including befriending Patrick, an openly-gay senior.

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The Side Door

While attending suburban Drift Falls High School in 1988, Mel and her best friend Frank discover that a student who committed suicide five years earlier was a closeted gay teen. Simultaneouly, they are themselves dealing with issues of conformity, family relationships, and coming out.

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Two Teenagers in Twenty: Writings by Gay and Lesbian Youth

Originally published in 1983 as *One Teenager in Ten* about a third of this revised edition consists of new contributions. Each of the autobiographical narratives, penned by young people ranging in age from 12 to 24, relates their experiences in coming to terms with their sexual orientation.

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What They Always Tell Us

Isolated and unsure of his place in his family and at school after an attempted suicide Alex is encouraged to try out for cross-country by his brother's friend, Nathen, and discovers more than just a supportive teammate.

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