Teen Booklist

  • I Was a Teenage Fairy

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    By Block, Francesca Lia 

    A feisty, sexy fairy helps a young girl heal traumas of her past.

  • Ironman

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    By Crutcher, Chris 

    While training for a triathlon, seventeen-year-old Bo attends an anger management group at school which leads him to examine his relationship with his father.

  • Love and Sex: Ten Stories of Truth

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    By Cart, Michael 

    Extra virgin / Joan Bauer -- Fine and dandy / Louise Hawes -- Lightning bringer / Garth Nix -- Secret shelf / Sonya Sones -- Snake / Laurie Halse Anderson -- The cure of Curtis / Chris Lynch -- The acuteness of desire / Michael Lowenthal -- Troll bumps / Shelly Stoehr -- Watcher / Angela Johnson -- The welcome / Emma Donoghue.

  • Magic and Misery

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    By Marino, Peter 

    TJ, a sturdy teenaged girl with little self-confidence, becomes best friends with a new, gay student in her high school, and when he is bullied and she tries to convince him to tell the authorities, he refuses.

  • Misfits

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    By Howe, James 

    Four students who do not fit in at their small-town middle school decide to create a third party for the student council elections to represent all students who have ever been called names.

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

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    By Kluger, Steve 

    T.C. is valiantly attempting to get Alejandra to fall in love with him; Alejandra is playing hard to get and is busy trying to get out from under the responsibilities of being a diplomat’s daughter; and T.C.’s best friend and “brother” Augie, loves Broadway, is gay and in love and everyone knows it but him. A funny story told in letters, emails, memos and journal entries.

  • Pretty Things

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    By Manning, Sarra 

    Brie is in love with Lancôme Juicy Tubes, Louis Vuitton accessories, and her gay best friend Charlie, who is in love with 1960s pop art, 1980s teen movies, and serial heartbreaker Walker, who has ever only been in love with his VW Bug, until he meets Daisy . . . who is too busy hating everyone to know what love is.

  • Rainbow Boys

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    By Sanchez, Alex 

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

  • Rainbow High

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    By Sanchez, Alex 

    Three gay high school seniors struggle with issues of coming out, safe sex, homophobia, being in love, and college choices.

  • Rainbow Road

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    By Sanchez, Alex 

    While driving across the United States during the summer after high school graduation, three young gay men encounter various bisexual and homosexual people and make some decisions about their own relationships and lives.