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I tried to find some non-coming-out and lesser-known ones.
c.j.'s selections ten ten ten
|one||Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda - Becky Albertalli |
If you've somehow missed this, you absolutely need it in your life. The story of Simon's quest to escape a classmate's blackmail and find (maybe) the cute guy behind his secret penpal is just as adorable as you can imagine, and more.
The Scorpion Rules - Erin Bow
If you're looking for a clever, high-concept sci-fi with a slowburning f/f romance, check out this underrated gem about a group of political children being held hostage by a superintelligent and slightly insane AI.
A History of Glitter and Blood - Hannah Moskowitz
This dark, glitzy, experimental fantasy follows a group of fairy prostitutes desperate to survive in the ashes of their conquered land. Love and sexuality are explored in all forms, and the concept is dead clever.
What We Left Behind - Robin Talley
Talley's second book follows Toni and Gretchen. They were their high school's power couple, but the distance of separate colleges brings new challenges to their relationship and new revelations about their hopes, dreams, and gender identities.
|five||I'll Give You the Sun - Jandy Nelson |
Sibling rivalry meets first loves and family secrets. This book is gorgeous and expansive and will completely absorb you into the heads of Jude and Noah. Plus super-adorable boys having super-adorable summer crushes on each other.
|six||And I Darken - Kiersten White |
Vlad the Impaler's son and daughter become hostages to the Ottoman sultan--and the rest is (pseudo) history. While sister and brother Lada and Radu have different ideas about their captivity, they have the same passion for their companion, Mehmed. Only love has never been so complicated.
|seven||Far From You - Tess Sharpe |
An older, underrated favorite, it tells the story of a girl determined to find the truth behind her best friend's death. But buried in the secrets of potential murder are the secrets hidden in the hearts of these two girls.
|eight||If I Was Your Girl - Meredith Russo |
A poignant read about a trans-girl trying to fit in at a new school, falling in love, and struggling to be seen for who she is instead of who other people think she was.
|nine||Ask the Passengers - A.S. King |
Written by one of my absolute favorite authors, the queen of cleverness and experimental fiction, this book is about a girl so afraid of the judgment around her that she directs all her thoughts to the planes that fly above her house. Like her questions about the girl with whom she's falling in love
|ten||More Happy Than Not - Adam Silvera |
While you wait for Adam's sophomore novel, check out his heartbreakingly beautiful debut, in which a kid from the streets of Brooklyn will do anything to hide his sexuality--even if it means erasing the memories of the boy he loves.