Not even her best friend, Mabel. Peter Huang and his sisters—elegant Adele, shrewd Helen, and Bonnie the bon vivant—grow up in a house of many secrets, then escape the confines of small-town Ontario and spread from Montreal to California to Berlin. With the same tenderness and insight as YA stars such as John Green and David Levithan, Alyssa Brugman has crafted a knockout story about identity, sexuality and family that speaks effortlessly to a universal teen experience.
Dave Holmes has spent his life on the periphery, nose pressed hopefully against the glass, wanting just one thing: to get inside.
A renowned legal scholar tells the definitive story of Hollingsworth v. Moments later, he wishes he never had. Born a girl, Peyton Honeycutt meets Tara Parks in the eighth grade bathroom shortly after he gets his first period. Caden is a Nice: the boy next door, sculpted to physical perfection.
The only thing missing from her perfect plan?
Dylan vows to say nothing and zones out at therapy—until he meets Jamie. Black queer southerners are varied, exquisite, and legion. Rep: Latinx MCs. Many of the other novels on this list are ownvoices for different reasons. This literary milestone continues to resonate with its message about being true to yourself and, against the odds, living happily ever after.
And I willI thought. Everything happens in cheap apartments and lesbian bars.
Her marriage will seal the alliance between Mynaria and her homeland, protecting her people from other hostile kingdoms. Yet no one knows the true story; their confessions have never been found. From that moment, the rules by which A has been living no longer apply.
In this hilarious yet touching memoir, she recounts her experience of growing into a woman in a world that didn't seem made for her, in a series of stories that many of us can definitely understand. Vintage Books.