Reviews by Tag: lgbtq

Teen Review
The Princess and the Fangirl by Ashley Poston

The Princess and the Fangirl

By Ashley Poston
3
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.

Teen Review
The Drowning Summer by Christine Lynn Herman

The Drowning Summer

By Christine Lynn Herman
4
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.

Teen Review
The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

The Song of Achilles

By Madeline Miller
4
Rated by
Saraphina
Jun 23, 2022

Achilles, "the best of all the Greeks," is the son of sea goddess Thetis and king Peleus. He is strong, fast, agile, beautiful, and charming to all who meet him. Patroclus is an awkward young prince who has been exiled from his homeland after a violent accident. They were brought together by chance but they forge an inseparable bond and incredible friendship. When the word comes that Helen of Sparta has been kidnapped, all the Greek heroes are sent for to attack Troy and get Helen of Sparta back.

Teen Review
The Henna Wars by Adiba Jaigirdar

The Henna Wars

By Adiba Jaigirdar
3
Rated by
Rhea S.
Jun 15, 2022

The Henna Wars is a LGBTQ+ romance novel by Adiba Jaigirdar.  Nishat is surprised by the lack of response that she receives when she comes out as a lesbian to her parents. She soon realizes, however, that her parents think that it's a phase which will pass if they simply don't mention it. Nishat tries to go along with the plan, with hopes of proving to her parents that being a lesbian is okay, when a childhood friend, Flávia, walks back into her life.

Teen Review
Hani and Ishu’s Guide to Fake Dating by Adiba Jaigirdar

Hani and Ishu's Guide to Fake Dating

By Adibra Jaigirdar
4
Rated by
Rhea S.
Jun 15, 2022

Hani and Ishu's Guide to Fake Dating, by Adiba Jaigirdar, is a LGBTQ+ romance novel.When Hani comes out as bisexual to her school friends, they tell her that she can't be bi if she's only ever dated guys. To defend herself, Hani lies that she's actually dating a girl at school - Ishu. Ishu and Hani are opposites, but make a pact to pretend to date each other because it benefits them.

Teen Review
The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

The Song of Achilles

By Madeline Miller
5
Rated by
Earvin C.
Jun 14, 2022

This book took me a total of 2 days to complete. I was delightfully surprised when I learned that this was the first published book of Madeline Miller, as I’ve read some of her other astonishing and addicting works. This story revolves around the famous Greek hero Achilles and his companion he held for most of his life- Patroclus. Rather than retelling the classic and widespread stories of Achilles’s heel, Miller took an alternative approach to the myths and lifted from the dusty covers the factor of love and friendship, in addition to the hardships and glory the hero faces.

Teen Review
Hani and Ishu’s Guide to Fake Dating by Adiba Jaigirdar

Hani and Ishu’s Guide to Fake Dating

By Adiba Jaigirdar
4
Rated by
Kritika S.
Jun 14, 2022

Hani and Ishu’s Guide to Fake Dating is written by Adiba Jaigirdar. It’s a contemporary romance with lots of humor. The main characters are Humaira Khan and Ishita Dey, or Hani and Ishu. Hani is a  Bangladeshi Irish, popular, easy-going person and has 2 popular best friends, Aisling and Dee. Ishu’s the complete opposite, an academic overachiever who seems to have no social life other than studying. When Hani comes out to her friends as bisexual, they immediately try to invalidate her because she’s never dated a girl.

Teen Review
Solitaire by Alice Oseman

Solitaire

By Alice Oseman
4
Rated by
Rhea S.
Jun 12, 2022

Solitaire, by Alice Oseman, is a realistic fiction novel set in the same universe as most of Oseman's other books. Victoria Spring, more commonly known as Tori, likes blogging and sleeping. She doesn't have a real friend group at school, so she drifts through her life as a character in her brother's and his boyfriend's life. That is, until she discovers a trail of Post-It notes from her locker to an unused computer lab, where she finds a note from Solitaire.

Teen Review
She Drives Me Crazy by Kelly Quindlen

She Drives Me Crazy

By Kelly Quindlen
3
Rated by
Mariam S.
Jun 10, 2022

She Drives Me Crazy is teen novel following the relationship between basketball player Scottie Zajac and cheerleader Irene Abraham. It’s the start of the basketball season, and Scottie’s team is playing against their rival high school. When Scottie is assigned to guard her toxic ex-girlfriend Tally her focus starts to slip and they end up losing.

Teen Review
The Deepest Breath by Meg Grehan

The Deepest Breath

By Meg Grehan
5
Rated by
Cl3v3r D0lph1n
Jun 8, 2022

The Deepest Breath is about a girl named Stevie. She wants to know about a lot of things in the world, and her list of questions is never ending. The reason she wants to be so knowledgeable is to know how to keep her and everyone she loves safe. Throughout this book, she is constantly learning how to cope with her worries. But, there is one very important thing she must know- what is this fizzy feeling in her chest when she is with her friend Chloe?

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