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A Boy Called Hope: Amazon.co.uk: Lara Williamson: 9781409570318: Books

A Boy Called Hope: Amazon.co.uk: Lara Williamson: 9781409570318: Books

Boy Meets Boy - This is the story of Paul, a sophomore at a high school like no other: The cheerleaders ride Harleys, the homecoming queen used to be a guy named Daryl (she now prefers Infinite Darlene and is also the star quarterback), and the gay-straight alliance was formed to help the straight kids learn how to dance.

Boy Meets Boy is a futuristic/fantasy type story about gay teens, young love, and the drama of high school. It's a very character-driven book.

A collection of wonderfully uplifting stories, sweet from start to finish.

Two boys kissing - David Levithan. Been meaning to explore more David Levithan, plus want to read more queer-themed fiction.

All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven- I read this for a book published this year. While I thought the writing itself was great and the book left me thinking, I was also disappointed in it. It was touted for lovers of Eleanor & Park and TFIOS (which I loved) and I really think there should be no comparison. It has a difficult subject matter, and one I feel should be addressed, but it also is very depressing and I worry about teens who do suffer from mental illness reading it.

Fandomly Bookish: Q & A with JENNIFER NIVEN, Author of All the Bright Places "Jennifer Niven was able to breathe life into these characters and at the same time slowly and carefully tread into issues that needs to be addressed in YA books too.

10 Books That Will Change The Way You Think About Mental Illness

It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini “ “Like many ambitious New York City teenagers, Craig Gilner sees entry into Manhattan’s Executive Pre-Professional High School as the ticket to his future.

The Weight of Water: A Novel: Anita Shreve: 9780316780377: Books - Amazon.ca

The Weight of Water: A Novel: Anita Shreve: 9780316780377: Books - Amazon.ca

Girl who Fell from the Sky This debut novel tells the story of Rachel, the daughter of a Danish mother and a black G.I., who becomes the sole survivor of a family tragedy. Growing up in the 1980s, she confronts her identity as a biracial young woman in a world that wants to see her as either black or white.

The Girl Who Fell from the Sky by Heidi W. Durrow - Rachel, the daughter of a Danish mother and a black G., becomes the sole survivor of a family tragedy after a fateful morning on their Chicago rooftop.

11 Books for When You Need a Good Ugly-Cry  via @PureWow

We love a light and breezy read, but sometimes we want a book that really makes us feel.s where these 11 sad books come into play.