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7 Days at the Hot Corner

Offering a unique perspective, this novel shows the adjustment process of a straight teenage boy whose best friend has just come out to him.

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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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A Really Nice Prom Mess

All Cam wanted to do was go to the prom with his boyfriend, Shane. But since they weren't out, they double-dated -- each bringing a girl. That's bad enough, but the night steadily gets worse and worse . . .

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A Vigil for Joe Rose: Stories of Being Out in High School

The fictional notebooks belonging to Joe Rose, a young gay man killed in 1989 by a gang of hateful young men, is the thread that stitches together the stories of seven out gay high school students in Montreal.

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Absolutely Positively Not

Sixteen-year-old Steven conscientiously collects photos of girls in bikinis and dates his female classmates in this humorous attempt to fit into his Minnesota high school, only to find out some surprising things about the people around him--and himself.

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Adaptation

Something strange has been going on with Reese Holloway since her car accident and her top secret medical treatment- but will she be allowed to figure it out, or will others take her apart to figure it out first?

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Another Kind of Cowboy

Sixteen, gay, and closeted, Alex has dreamed of riding dressage since childhood, although his father wants him to be a "real" cowboy.

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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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Baby Be-Bop

In this prequel to Weetzie Bat, sixteen-year-old Los Angeles teen Dirk MacDonald knows he's gay but isn't ready to tell anyone else, even his beloved grandma Fifi. But after the ghosts of his late father and other relatives visit him in his dreams, he begins to understand the importance of self-acceptance.

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Bait

Sexually abused San Diego teenager Diego, in trouble for his violent temper, finds understanding and reasons for self-acceptance in the wise and caring counsel of his gay parole officer Mr. Vidas.

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Better Nate than Ever

Thirteen-year-old Nate runs away from his small town in Pennsylvania to New York City to audition for E.T. the Musical. With the help of his best friend, can he come back home before anyone notices he's gone?

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Between Mom and Jo

Fourteen-year-old Nick has a great life with his two moms until they split up and he's caught in the middle with no support.

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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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Boys of Summer

Ten stories about the magic and mystery of summertime gay teen romance.

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Chulito: A Novel

After sharing a secret with his best friend, a Latino teen's ideas about what it really means to be a man are challenged. Should he play 'straight' and keep his standing among his peers in the neighborhood, or come out and be his true self?

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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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Crossover

Sixteen-year-old Kyle gets caught in the middle between his basketball team and drama club when he opts to join both and re-establishes an old friendship with Luke, who is the frequent target of gay-baiting.

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Don't Let Me Go

When Adam moves to New York to follow his dreams, Nate's belief about their one true love is put to the test not only by the distance, but Adam's roommates, the harassment in school, and a new boy at school who looks for more than just friendship.

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Dramarama

Sadye and Demi (formerly known as Sarah and Douglas) leave drab Brenton, Ohio behind to spend the summer at a posh theater camp.

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Entrances and exits

A first time director and high school junior, Bryan has to learn to cope with a temperamental playwright, the leading actress's jealous boyfriend, competition from a new girl on the drama scene, and his yearnings for Drew, his ex-best friend who kissed him and then ran.

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Evil?

Being gay and summoning demons don't provide Stuart with any problem in his small, conservative Canadian town, but everyone gets caught up in an anti-masturbation crusade when Stuart commits the sin of Onan.

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Finlater

This deeply affecting and openly sexual story of two boys in love -- Cliffy Douglas and Noah Baumgarten -- plays out among the disparities of home life and background during the 1970s homophobia and racial tension.

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Five, Six, Seven, Nate!

In the sequel to Better Nate Than Ever, Nate Foster's Broadway dreams are finally coming true.

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From the Notebooks of Melanin Sun

His mother's revelation that she is in love with a woman (and a white one at that) shakes thirteen-year-old Melanin Sun's worldview, causing him to question all his beliefs about identity, sexuality, and race.

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Gemini Bites

Twins Kyle and Judy both find themselves drawn to Garrett, a goth boy living with their family while finishing out the school year. But the question is, "How does he feel about them?"

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Getting It

Hoping to impress a sexy female classmate, 15-year-old Carlos secretly hires gay student Sal to give him an image makeover in exchange for Carlos's helping to form a Gay-Straight Alliance at their Texas high school.

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Gone, Gone, Gone

This quiet love story is set in 2002, as random and deadly sniper fire has Washington DC under siege. Fifteen-year-olds Craig and Lio are drawn together, yet the recent trauma of 9/11 has them at odds, with Craig's emotions on hold and Lio at a growing distance from his own feelings.

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Happy Families

When 16-year-old twins Ysabel and Justin discover the true reason for their family's split, they struggle with the secrets their father has been keeping. Can they deal with their dad's new life and find a way to put their happy family back together?

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Hard Love

Withdrawn and lonely, John Galardi pours his feelings into writing his zine. Marisol Guzman, who's recently come out as a lesbian, is equally passionate about writing hers. Their shared interest in zines leads them to develop a friendship, and neither of them will ever be quite the same again.

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Hero

Thom Creed, the son of superheroes, has to hide the fact that he's gay if he's going to fit into the League, but that's not the only problem he faces ....

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Homo

When Will gets outed on Facebook and everything in his life starts spinning out of control, can he discover who he truly is, or will his life be defined by what everyone else thinks?

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If I Told You So

A summer job at a dockside ice cream shop dishes up more excitement than 16 year old Sean expected: late night pranks, a bold new friend from New York, and a serious crush on his supervisor, Jay. Young love and ice cream combine in this sweet and witty summer romance.

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In Mike We Trust

Fifteen-year-old Garth finds the confidence to come out to his mother when wheeling-and-dealing Uncle Mike, his late father's identical twin, moves in and puts him to work as a budding con man.

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It's Our Prom (So Deal With It)

Azure has gone public with her objections to her school's senior prom: too expensive, too exclusive, too heterosexual. When the principal challenges Azure and her friends to take charge of the planning committee, they jump into the task--and the accompanying headaches--of planning an inclusive prom.

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Kevin Keller

There's a new guy in Riverdale: he's cute, a military brat, funny, and smart. And oh yeah - he's gay.

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Kevin Keller: Drive Me Crazy

Kevin juggles school, boyfriend troubles, and a visit by George Takei in this new Archie Comic.

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Kiss

Sylvie has always imagined spending her life with her best friend, Carl, first as a couple and then as husband and wife. As she realizes Carl is gay and will never really become her boyfriend, she must reconsider her feelings and her friendship with him.

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Mariposa Gown

BFFs Maui, Trini, and Lib are confronted with difficult choices as they graduate- college, career, and who will wear a gown to the senior prom.

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More Than This

Seth clearly remembers drowning and dying, but now he is awake in a run-down, abandoned version of his childhood home. Whenever he closes his eyes, his dreams feel more lifelike than his new reality.

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My Heartbeat

Ellen adores her older brother, Link, and has a crush on his best friend, James. When one of classmates asks Ellen if Link and James are couple, she and the boys begin to question what makes people gay, straight, or bisexual.

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My Most Excellent Year: A Novel of Love, Mary Poppins, and Fenway Park

Three high school friends, including a fun, proud, and just about out-of-the-closet gay young man, tell about their 'excellent' ninth-grade year.

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My Side of the Story

Only 16, cheeky Jarold, a.k.a. Jazz, hits the gay bars to escape the misery of his life.

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One Man Guy

Freshman Alek’s idea of a great summer is not summer school, but his strict and academically driven Armenian parents have different plans. Enter Ethan, the totally suave, older, skater dude. School never looked so good.

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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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Peter

Peter Dawson, a fifteen-year-old boy in Australia, aspires to become a photographer and loves riding his dirt bike with the guys. When he becomes attracted to his older brother's gay friend David, Peter begins to question his own identity.

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Proxy

Knox was born into one of the City's wealthiest families. As a Patron, he has everything a boy could possibly want - the latest tech, the coolest clothes, and a Proxy named Syd to take all his punishments.

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Punkzilla

Fourteen-year-old Jamie (aka Punkzilla)- AWOL from military school-embarks on a cross-country odyssey to find his older brother, a dying gay playwright, and share with him his journal of his sometimes frightening, sometimes heartwarming adventures along the way.

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Putting Makeup on the Fat Boy

Most teenage boys dream of being makeout artists. Sixteen-year-old Carlos Duarte, on the other hand, dreams about being a makeup artist! And when he gets a part-time job at Macy's cosmetics department, he figures fame and fortune are just around the corner.

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Rainbow Boys

Three high school seniors, a jock with a girlfriend and an alcoholic father, a closeted teen, and a flamboyant gay rights advocate, struggle with family issues, gay bashers, first sex, and conflicting feelings about each other.

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Rapture Practice: My One-Way Ticket to Salvation: A True Story

In this memoir, Aaron Hartzler recounts his Christian evangelical upbringing -- no TV, no movies, no drinking, and no dating. As Aaron begins to discover who he is, he must also navigate the expectations of his very conservative family, and the larger community.

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See You at Harry's

Twelve-year old Fern is a quiet, thoughtful child in the middle of a close-knit but dysfunctional busy family. She longs to be brave like her namesake in Charlotte's Web, but her courage is soon put to the test when tragedy strikes outside the family restaurant and her life is turned upside-down.

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Shine

After her once-best friend, Patrick, falls victim to a vicious hate crime and neither local nor federal law enforcement seems interested finding the culprits, Cat sets out to discover who in her town could have hated Patrick enough to have beaten him and left him for dead.

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So Hard to Say

Thirteen-year-old Xio, a Mexican American girl, develops a crush on Frederick, a recent transfer to their California school from Wisconsin. But Frederick is attracted to Victor, a soccer player.

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Speaking Out: LGBTQ Youth Stand Up

This baker's dozen short stories, for and about gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender teens, encourage teens to "speak out," be proud of who they are, and stand up for each other.

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Stick

Born with just one ear, 13-year-old Stick faces daily harassment at school. But his home life is worse. His abusive parents not only beat him and his brother Bosten, but lock them in rooms with only a cot and a bucket for days at a time. And when they find out that Bosten is gay ...

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Street Dreams

Life, love, and hip-hop mix to push gay Maori teen Tyson to places he's afraid to go when he suddenly starts crushing on a straight guy he meets through his involvements in the local scene.

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Sunday You Learn How to Box

In the late 1960s, 14-year-old Louis Bowman, who lives in a Connecticut housing project, deals with his dysfunctional family as he comes out.

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Swimming in the Monsoon Sea

Fourteen-year-old Amrith finds his life in Sri Lanka turned upside down when his Canadian cousin visits and Amrith falls in love with him.

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Tale of Two Summers

Fifteen year old best friends, Chuck and Hal, will be spending their first summer apart since they met at age 5, so they set up a private blog to communicate with one another. Chuck, who is straight, is attending theater camp, while Hal, who is gay, stays back home to learn to drive.

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Target

In the aftermath of a brutal rape, 16-year-old Grady withdraws inside himself, begins to question his sexuality, stops eating, and changes schools. There he meets some other outsiders who help him begin his recovery.

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Tessa Masterson Will Go to Prom

Lucas and Tessa have been friends forever, and now Lucas realizes they are something more - until his prom invitation is Tessa's cue to come out to him, and put the entire town on notice that she wants a date of her own.

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The Blue Lawn

Newcomer Theo Meyer and 15-year-old David Mason clash in the locker room when they first meet, but later their relationship blooms into something more. Set in rural New Zealand.

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The Book of David

Through journal entries, a small-town high school quarterback recounts his experiences of falling for the new kid and the fear of being outed by his best friend.

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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 Death-Defying Pepper Roux

While embarking on a dangerous voyage on the high seas, fourteen-year-old Pepper is befriended by a kindhearted, cross-dressing steward with the improbable name of Duchesse. Adventures abound!

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The Drowning of Stephan Jones

While her mother, a librarian, struggles with a citizens' group whose aim is to ban all "anti-Christian" books from the library, 16-year-old Carla must deal with her own problems when her boyfriend, Andy, starts harassing Stephan Jones and Frank Montgomery, the gay couple who own a local antiques store.

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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 Mariposa Club

During their senior year, the Fierce Foursome -- Maui, Trini, Isaac, and Lib -- decide to leave a legacy by creating their high school's first LGBT organization, an action that brings out both support and opposition from their families and their community.

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The Order of the Poison Oak

Tired of being the school freak, gay 16-year-old Russel tries to escape as a summer camp counselor in a rural summer camp only to be attracted to the same counselor as his bisexual friend Min.

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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 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 Thunder in His Head

Openly gay sixteen-year-old Kyle Manning's life at home and school starts to fall apart when his parents' divorce, and becomes more complicated when he meets and falls in love with the mysterious Dwight.

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The Waiting Tree

Simon and Stephen get caught "in the act" by Stephen's dad, but that's just one of Simon's many problems. Simon has been ostracized by his church community, he has a going-nowhere job at the local Stop 'n Save, and he is the sole caretaker of his brother, Jude.

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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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Tilt

Sixteen-year-old Shane, in love with HIV-positive Alex, is one of three teens sharing their fears and whispered secrets as they navigate life's toughest decisions.

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Tips on Having a Gay (Ex) Boyfriend

Senior Belle Philbrick and her boyfriend, Dylan, are among the most popular couples in their Maine high school. But when Dylan comes out to Belle and they break up, Belle is on an emotional roller coaster.

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Totally Joe

In 13-year-old Joe's alphabiography assignment--the story of his life from A to Z--he bares his soul about his parents, teachers, friends, and enemies-and his coming out.

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Two Parties, One Tux, and a Very Short Film about The Grapes of Wrath

Eleventh-grader Mitchell's life suddenly changes when his best friend David comes out of the closet.

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Tyler Buckspan

When his nineteen-year-old half-brother moves in after his release from prison, Tyler can no longer ignore his attraction to other boys. Thus begins a coming-of-age story about love and loss, set in the 1960s.

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Vintage: A Ghost Story

He's always been able to see ghosts - as if being gay didn't make him different enough. When a handsome ghost expresses interest, he's initially flattered, but the ghost's beauty may just be "skin-deep."

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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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When I Knew

More than 80 contributors briefly describe their self-discovery "eureka moment" regarding their sexual orientation in a fun book with a magazine style.

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Wide Awake

In a future American when gay Jewish Abraham Stein is elected president, lovers Jimmy and Duncan join the throngs of people traveling to Topeka to protest the governor's threat to change votes.

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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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Will Grayson, Will Grayson

On a cold Chicago night, two sixteen-year-olds -- one gay and one not -- meet and discover they have one big thing in common, their name. From then on, their lives, their friends, and their loves intertwine and culminate in the staging of one of the funniest high school musicals ever.

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Winger

Learning the ways of love and life are never easy, especially when you are a 14-year-old high school junior like Ryan Dean. Ryan Dean knows that with his best friend Joey at his side, life is always better - until the unthinkable happens.

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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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