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Book cover of ALMOST PERFECT
ALMOST PERFECT
By: brian katcher | Published: November 2010

This winner of the first Stonewall Award for Children’s & Young Adult Literature will make you marvel at the beauty of human connection ...

This winner of the first Stonewall Award for Children’s & Young Adult Literature will make you marvel at the beauty of human connection and the irrepressible nature of love.   Everyone has that one line they swear they’ll never cross, the one thing they say they’ll never do. We draw the line. Maybe we even believe it.   Sage Hendricks was my line.   Logan Witherspoon befriends Sage Hendricks at a time when he no longer trusts or believes in people. He's drawn to Sage, with her constant smile and sexy voice, and his feelings for her grow so strong that he can’t resist kissing her.  Sage finally discloses a big secret: she was born a boy. Enraged, frightened, and feeling betrayed, Logan lashes out at her–a reaction he soon desperately wishes he could take back. Once his anger cools, Logan is filled with incredible regret, and all he wants is to repair his friendship with Sage. But it’s hard to replace something that’s been broken—and it’s even harder to find your way back to friendship when you began with love.   ***   “Tackles issues of homophobia, hate crimes and stereotyping with humor and grace in an accessible tone that will resonate with teens.” –Kirkus Reviews   “It is Sage's story that is truly important.” –SLJ   “Teens—both those familiar with transgender issues and those who are not—will welcome the honest take on a rarely explored subject.” –Booklist   “A sensitive examination of the seldom treated subject of transgender teens.” –VOYA

Theme: LGBTQ2S+, Mature

  • ISBN
    9780385736657
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Young Adult Fiction
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$14.99
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Book cover of ASKING FOR IT
ASKING FOR IT
By: louise oneil | Published: April 2016

Emma O'Donovan is eighteen, beautiful, and fearless. It's the beginning of summer in a quiet Irish town and tonight she and her friends have dressed t...

Emma O'Donovan is eighteen, beautiful, and fearless. It's the beginning of summer in a quiet Irish town and tonight she and her friends have dressed to impress. Everyone is at the party, and all eyes are on Emma. The next morning Emma's parents discover her collapsed on the doorstop of their home, unconscious. She is disheveled, bleeding, and disoriented, looking as if she had been dumped there. To her distress, Emma can't remember what happened the night before. All she knows is that none of her friends will respond to her texts. At school, people turn away from her and whisper under their breath. Her mind may be a blank as far as the events of the previous evening, but someone has posted photos of it on Facebook under a fake account, "Easy Emma"--photos she will never be able to forget. As the photos go viral and a criminal investigation is launched, the community is thrown into tumult. The media descends, neighbors chose sides, and people from all over the world want to talk about her story. Everyone has something to say about Emma. Asking For It isa powerful story about the devastating effects of rape and public shaming, told through the awful experience of a young woman whose life is changed forever by an act of violence.

Theme: Mature, Rape and sexual abuse, EDGY

  • ISBN
    9781681445373
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Young Adult Fiction
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$16.99
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Book cover of CLASH
CLASH
By: nicole williams | Published: December 2012

The second book in the New York Times bestselling Crash trilogy! Their Romeo-and-Juliet-level passion is the only thing Jude and Lucy agree on. That, ...

The second book in the New York Times bestselling Crash trilogy! Their Romeo-and-Juliet-level passion is the only thing Jude and Lucy agree on. That, and fighting all the time . . . Also not helping? Lucy's raging jealousy of the cheerleader who's wormed her way into Jude's life. While trying to hang on to her quintessential bad boy and also training to be the top ballet dancer in her class, Lucy knows something's going to give . . . soon. How can she live without the boy she loves? How can she live with herself if she gives up on her dreams? If Lucy doesn't make the right choice, she could lose everything.

Theme: Mature

  • ISBN
    9780062267153
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Adult Fiction
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$10.99
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Book cover of FROM SCRATCH
FROM SCRATCH
By: g anderson-dargatz | Published: September 2017

In this short novel, a single mother goes back to school in order to run her own bakery.

Theme: Mature

  • ISBN
    9781459815025
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Adult Fiction
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$9.95
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Book cover of GIRL MADE OF STARS
GIRL MADE OF STARS
By: ashley blake | Published: October 2019

Girl Made of Stars is a timely, emotionally gripping story about facing hard truths of consent and victim blaming in the aftermath of sexual assault, ...

Girl Made of Stars is a timely, emotionally gripping story about facing hard truths of consent and victim blaming in the aftermath of sexual assault, while shining a light on the story of a survivor with sensitivity and hope. For fans of Girl in Pieces and The Way I Used to Be.

Theme: LGBTQ2S+, Rape and sexual abuse, Mature

  • ISBN
    9780358108221
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Young Adult Fiction
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Book cover of GROWN
GROWN
By: tiffany jackson | Published: September 2020

Theme: Rape and sexual abuse, Mature, #BlackLivesMatter, #MeToo

  • ISBN
    9780062840356
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Young Adult Fiction
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$21.99
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Book cover of HIT
HIT
By: melvin burgess | Published: March 2014

Live the ultimate high. Pay the ultimate price. The shocking return to YA by the author of Smack. A new drug is on the street. Everyone's buzzing ab...

Live the ultimate high. Pay the ultimate price. The shocking return to YA by the author of Smack. A new drug is on the street. Everyone's buzzing about it. Take the hit. Live the most intense week of your life. Then die. It's the ultimate high at the ultimate price. Adam thinks it over. He's poor, and doesn't see that changing. Lizzie, his girlfriend, can't make up her mind about sleeping with him, so he can't get laid. His brother Jess is missing. And Manchester is in chaos, with the cops in the pockets of the dealers and with a group of homegrown terrorists, the Zealots, battling to overthrow the banks. Wouldn't one amazing week be better than this endless misery? After Adam downs one of the Death pills, he's about to find out.

Theme: EDGY, Mature

  • ISBN
    9780545556996
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Young Adult Fiction
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$19.99
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Book cover of JUST ASH
JUST ASH
By: sol santana | Published: October 2021

Theme: LGBTQ2S+, Abuse, Mature, Social Emotional Learning

  • ISBN
    9781541599246
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Young Adult Fiction
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Book cover of NIGHT WHEN NO 1 HAD SEX
NIGHT WHEN NO 1 HAD SEX
By: kalena miller | Published: September 2021

Theme: Mature

  • ISBN
    9780807556276
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Young Adult Fiction
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Book cover of PICTURE ME GONE
PICTURE ME GONE
By: meg rosoff | Published: October 2013

Twelve-year-old Mila travels with her father to upstate New York to visit friends and family, who may lead them to clues to the whereabouts of her fat...

Twelve-year-old Mila travels with her father to upstate New York to visit friends and family, who may lead them to clues to the whereabouts of her father's best friend, who has gone missing.

Theme: Mature

  • ISBN
    9780385681896
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Young Adult Fiction
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$18.95
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Book cover of QUEEN OF JUNK ISLAND
QUEEN OF JUNK ISLAND
By: alexandra jones | Published: May 2022

From debut author Alexandra Mae Jones comes a compelling, nuanced exploration of bi identity and body image with a ghostly backdrop--perfect for fans ...

From debut author Alexandra Mae Jones comes a compelling, nuanced exploration of bi identity and body image with a ghostly backdrop--perfect for fans of Nina Lacour. Still reeling from a recent trauma, sixteen-year-old Dell is relieved when her mom suggests a stay at the family cabin. But the much-needed escape quickly turns into a disaster. The lake and woods are awash in trash left by a previous tenant. And worse, Dell's mom has invited her boyfriend's daughter to stay with them. Confident, irreverent Ivy presses all of Dell's buttons--somehow making Dell's shame and self-consciousness feel even more acute. Yet Dell is drawn to Ivy in a way she doesn't fully understand. As Dell uncovers secrets in the wreckage of her family's past--secrets hinted at through troubling dreams and strange apparitions--Ivy leads her toward thrilling, if confusing, revelations about her sexuality and identity. Set during a humid summer in the mid-2000s, The Queen of Junk Island simmers with the intensity of a teenage girl navigating the suffocating expectations of everyone around her.

Theme: #OwnVoices, LGBTQ2S+, Mature

  • ISBN
    9781773216348
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Young Adult Fiction
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$12.95
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Book cover of QUEEN OF JUNK ISLAND
QUEEN OF JUNK ISLAND
By: alexandra jones | Published: May 2022

From debut author Alexandra Mae Jones comes a compelling, nuanced exploration of bi identity and body image with a ghostly backdrop--perfect for fans ...

From debut author Alexandra Mae Jones comes a compelling, nuanced exploration of bi identity and body image with a ghostly backdrop--perfect for fans of Nina Lacour. Still reeling from a recent trauma, sixteen-year-old Dell is relieved when her mom suggests a stay at the family cabin. But the much-needed escape quickly turns into a disaster. The lake and woods are awash in trash left by a previous tenant. And worse, Dell's mom has invited her boyfriend's daughter to stay with them. Confident, irreverent Ivy presses all of Dell's buttons--somehow making Dell's shame and self-consciousness feel even more acute. Yet Dell is drawn to Ivy in a way she doesn't fully understand. As Dell uncovers secrets in the wreckage of her family's past--secrets hinted at through troubling dreams and strange apparitions--Ivy leads her toward thrilling, if confusing, revelations about her sexuality and identity. Set during a humid summer in the mid-2000s, The Queen of Junk Island simmers with the intensity of a teenage girl navigating the suffocating expectations of everyone around her.

Theme: #OwnVoices, LGBTQ2S+, Mature

  • ISBN
    9781773216355
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Young Adult Fiction
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Book cover of RAGE A LOVE STORY
RAGE A LOVE STORY
By: julie peters | Published: December 2010

A National Book Award Finalist offers an intense portrait of an abusive relationship. Johanna is steadfast, patient, reliable; the go-to girl, the ...

A National Book Award Finalist offers an intense portrait of an abusive relationship. Johanna is steadfast, patient, reliable; the go-to girl, the one everyone can count on. But always being there for others can’t give Johanna everything she needs—it can’t give her Reeve Hartt. Reeve is fierce, beautiful, wounded, elusive; a flame that draws Johanna’s fluttering moth. Johanna is determined to get her, against all advice, and to help her, against all reason. But love isn’t always reasonable, right? In the precarious place where attraction and need collide, a teenager experiences the dark side of a first love, and struggles to find her way into a new light.

Theme: LGBTQ2S+, Bullying issues, Mature

  • ISBN
    9780375844119
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Young Adult Fiction
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Book cover of SOMETHING HAPPENED TO ALI GREENLEAF
SOMETHING HAPPENED TO ALI GREENLEAF
By: hayley krischer | Published: October 2020

Theme: Abuse, Mature

  • ISBN
    9780593114117
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Young Adult Fiction
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Book cover of SWIM THE FLY
SWIM THE FLY
By: don calame | Published: April 2010

Three adolescent boys with a single goal: see a real-live naked girl. The result? Razor-sharp, rapid-fire, and raunchy, of course. And beyond hilariou...

Three adolescent boys with a single goal: see a real-live naked girl. The result? Razor-sharp, rapid-fire, and raunchy, of course. And beyond hilarious. Fifteen-year-old Matt Gratton and his two best friends, Coop and Sean, always set themselves a summertime goal. This year's? To see a real-live naked girl for the first time — quite a challenge, given that none of the guys has the nerve to even ask a girl out on a date. But catching a girl in the buff starts to look easy compared to Matt's other summertime aspiration: to swim the 100-yard butterfly (the hardest stroke known to God or man) as a way to impress Kelly West, the sizzling new star of the swim team. In the spirit of Hollywood’s blockbuster comedies, screenwriter-turned-YA-novelist Don Calame unleashes a true ode to the adolescent male: characters who are side-splittingly funny, sometimes crude, yet always full of heart.

Theme: Mature, Humour, EDGY

  • ISBN
    9780763647766
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Young Adult Fiction
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$9.00
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