Ziggy, Stardust and Me

This book blew my mind completely. Things I loved: Ziggy, Stardust and Me is a coming of age tale about a gay kid undergoing conversion therapy in the 1970s. It follows Jonathon as he meets a Native American boy his age, and they become closer and closer. They both end up falling in love, but society, fathers, and Jonathon's internal struggle put a strain on everything. It's not a romance story, but one of self acceptance and love.

More Happy Than Not

Title: More Happy Than Not Author: Adam Silvera Publisher: Soho Press, Inc Publication Date: 2015 Page Count: 295 (Hardcover) Age Recommendation: 14 Part Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, part Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, Adam Silvera's extraordinary debut confronts race, class, and sexuality during one charged near-future summer in the …

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Turtles All the Way Down

Title: Turtles All the Way Down Author: John Green Publisher: Penguin Random House LLC Publication Date: 2017 Page Count: 286 Age Recommendation: 13 Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there’s a hundred-thousand-dollar reward at stake and her Best and Most Fearless Friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate. …

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One of Us is Lying

Happy October everyone! I am so excited. This is one of my favorite times of the year! (Aside from every other time of the year.) I accidentally just poured a whole bunch of pepper of my macaroni and cheese :))) lol Without further ado, here's the review! Title: One of Us is Lying Author: Karen …

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Every Soul a Star (MMGM)

Title: Every Soul a Star Author: Wendy Mass Publisher: Little, Brown and Company Books for Young Readers Publication Date: 2008 Page Count: 322 (Paperback) Age Recommendation: 8 And as streams of light fan out behind the darkened sun like the wings of a butterfly, I realize that I never saw real beauty until now. At …

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Made You Up

Title: Made You Up Author: Francesca Zappia Publisher: HarperCollins Publisher Publication Date: 2015 Page Count: 427 (Paperback) Age Recommendation: 14 Reality, it turns out, is often not what you perceive it to be—sometimes, there really is someone out to get you. Made You Up tells the story of Alex, a high school senior unable to …

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When You Reach Me (MMGM)

Title: When You Reach Me Author: Rebecca Stead Publisher: Random House, Inc Publication Date: 2009 Page Count: 199 Age Recommendation: 10 Four mysterious letters change Miranda’s world forever. By sixth grade, Miranda and her best friend, Sal, know how to navigate their New York City neighborhood. They know where it’s safe to go, like the …

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