Reviews by Tag: lgbtq

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I Kissed Shara Wheeler is Casey McQuiston

I Kissed Shara Wheeler

By Casey McQuiston
Rated by
Mariam S.
Dec 8, 2022

In Chloe Green’s small town of False Beach, Alabama, the golden girl has disappeared.
Shara Wheeler, principal’s daughter and queen bee of Willgrove Christian Academy kisses
Chloe in the school elevator - and then vanishes, leaving only a trail of pink note cards with
confusing messages on them. To figure out this strange mystery, Chloe teams up with star
football player Smith and resident mysterious guitar-player Rory (both recipients of kisses from
Shara as well). Their search for answers will reveal surprising things - about Willgrove, about

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Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas

Cemetery Boys

By Aiden Thomas
Rated by
Sep 30, 2022

This book is about a trans boy trying to prove himself as a boy and be accepted by his family so
that he can become a brujo. Well trying to prove himself he summons the spirit of Julian, a
recently deceased bad boy from his high school, instead of his cousin Miguel who is missing.
Now he has to help Julian make amends with his friends and figure out how he died, try to find
his cousin, and prove himself to his traditional family. This book starts off slowly but then

Teen Review
Loveless by Alice Oseman


By Alice Oseman
Rated by
Sep 27, 2022

It took eighteen years for Georgia, the protagonist of
Loveless, to realize that she has never had a crush on anyone. As much as she tries to convince herself otherwise, she just can’t seem to find
her true love like the world around her, and she doesn’t understand why. After numerous tries and
fails to develop romantic relationships, Georgia eventually realizes that she never has and never will

Teen Review
I Kissed Shara Wheeler is Casey McQuiston

I Kissed Shara Wheeler

By Casey McQuiston
Rated by
Kayla F.
Aug 26, 2022

After California-raised Chole is moved to small town Alabama, she meets her academic rival
Shara Wheeler, who changes her life. I Kissed Shara Wheeler by Casey McQuiston
demonstrates a full cast of dynamic and relatable characters. As the mystery of Shara unfolds,
so does the mystery that surrounds many of the other characters. The cast goes through
important self discoveries that make them relatable and important to readers. It demonstrates

Teen Review
She Who Became the Sun by Shelley Parker-Chan

She Who Became the Sun

By Shelley Parker-Chan
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Aug 22, 2022

Written by Shelley Parker-Chan, She Who Became the Sun is an exhilarating and emotional
read, especially if you like queer historical fiction and fantasy. It follows the growth of a young
woman who takes her brother’s name, a name destined for greatness. In Mongol China, peasants are
starving, famine is commonplace, and bandit attacks are frequent. When a bandit attack leaves both
children without a father and eventually takes the life of the brother, Zhu--the name the young

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All That's Left in the World by Erik. J. Brown

All That's Left in the World

By Erik. J. Brown
Rated by
Tyler H.
Aug 19, 2022

Andrew and Jamie are two boys that meet at the end of the world. A pathogen has
swept through the earth destroying everything the boys had ever loved. Family,
homes, and much more has been taken from them. But one day they meet after
Andrew comes stumbling into Jamie’s cabin, foot fresh snapped in a bear trap.
From then on, they go on a journey to escape, and to meet a relative of someone
who once helped them. But along the way things start to develop between the two.

Teen Review
Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan

Girls of Paper and Fire

By Natasha Ngan
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Aug 12, 2022

Girls of Paper and Fire, by Natasha Ngan, is set in a world brimming with
demons, living alongside humans. As our story begins, Lei is taken from her home to
become one of the king’s concubines, a Paper Girl; girls from the lowest caste, fully
human. When Lei arrives at the palace, she discovers that she has no hope, not of
escaping, not of ever seeing her family again, and not of ever having a choice again.

Teen Review
Kiss and Tell by Adib Khorran

Kiss and Tell

By Adib Khorram
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Jul 11, 2022

Kiss & Tell by Adib Khorram is about Hunter Drake going on tour with his bandmates and

having to experience all of the pros and cons of being a star. It doesn’t help that everyone is

involved in Hunter Drakes’ love life because he is Gay. My favorite part about this book was

how all of the bandmates helped each other out even tho sometimes they fought with each

other. I loved reading this book during LGBTQA month. I recommend this book to everyone! I

give it a 5/5!

Teen Review
The Princess and the Fangirl by Ashley Poston

The Princess and the Fangirl

By Ashley Poston
Rated by
Kritika S.
Jun 29, 2022

The Princess and the Fangirl was written by Ashley Poston. The genre is YA romance, set at a science fiction convention. The main characters are Jessica Stone and Imogen Lovelace, who look creepily alike. Jessica is a famous actress who started acting when she was 14, and now is working on a beloved series called Starfield as Princess Amara, but it’s well known that she hates being Princess Amara.

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The Drowning Summer by Christine Lynn Herman

The Drowning Summer

By Christine Lynn Herman
Rated by
Aleeza M.
Jun 25, 2022

The main characters of The Drowning Summer are Mina and Evelyn. Mina’s family can speak to spirits and they later find out that Evelyn can too. Mina wants to break her curse so that she can learn to do magic herself. She can’t do this yet, because she has to make a deal with the spirit that is cursing her. So, Mina and Evelyn banish the spirit altogether so that Mina can start practicing her magic. Then, they both go back to living their normal lives and Mina gets to do magic.

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