Lists and Suggestions for Teens

List: LGBTQ Fiction

Sharpe, Tess, author.

"After Sophie Winters survives a brutal attack in which her best friend, Mina, is murdered, she...

Nelson, Jandy, author.

"A story of first love, family, loss, and betrayal told from different points in time, and in s...

Farizan, Sara.

High school junior Leila's Persian heritage already makes her different from her classmates at ...

Barakiva, Michael, author.

"When Alek's high-achieving, Armenian-American parents send him to summer school, he think...

"The author of this fictional diary began writing for a class assignment, but soon it became mu...

King, A. S. (Amy Sarig), 1970-

"Astrid Jones copes with her small town's gossip and narrow-mindedness by staring at the s...

Garden, Nancy.

Liza puts aside her feelings for Annie after the disaster at school, but eventually she allows love ...

Levithan, David.

In "this" school, the gay kids and the straight kids all get along just fine, the quarterb...

Farizan, Sara.

In Iran, where homosexuality is punishable by death, seventeen-year-olds Sahar and Nasrin love each ...

Moore, Perry.

Thom Creed, the gay son of a disowned superhero, finds that he, too, has special powers and is asked...

Burd, Nick.

The summer after graduating from an Iowa high school, eighteen-year-old Dade Hamilton watches his pa...

Jones, Carrie.

Belle is a high school junior who expects to marry her long-term boyfriend one day, until he tells h...

Danforth, Emily M.

In the early 1990s, when gay teenager Cameron Post rebels against her conservative Montana ranch tow...

Franklin, Emily.

Feeling humiliated and confused when his best friend Tessa rejects his love and reveals a long-held ...

St. James, James.

Having faced teasing that turned into a brutal attack, Christianity expressed as persecution, and th...

Katcher, Brian.

With his mother working long hours and in pain from a romantic break-up, eighteen-year-old Logan fee...

Klise, James,

Fifteen-year-old Jamie is dismayed by his attraction to boys, and when a beautiful girl shows an int...

Green, John,

When two teens, one gay and one straight, meet accidentally and discover that they share the same na...

Hartinger, Brent.

Gay and lesbian teenagers find mutual support when they form the "Geography Club" at their...

Bigelow, Lisa Jenn.

Sixteen-year-old Colby is barely hanging on with her mother dead, her long-haul trucker father often...

Lo, Malinda.

In this variation on the Cinderella story, Ash grows up believing in the fairy realm that the king a...

Papademetriou, Lisa.

Gay teen Marcus helps his friend Frannie chat up her crush online, but then becomes convinced that t...

Cohn, Rachel.

Naomi loves and is "in love with Ely, but Ely prefers boys. So they create their "No Kiss ...

Johnson, Maureen,

The friendship of three high school girls and their relationships with their friends and families ar...

Mac, Carrie,

Sent to live with her sister in New York while her parents travel for the summer, Hope starts a new ...

Wittlinger, Ellen.

Grady, a transgendered high school student, yearns for acceptance by his classmates and family as he...

Diaz, Alexandra.

Told from their differing viewpoints, high schoolers Tara, an athlete, Whitney Blaire, a beauty, and...

Horner, Emily.

As she tries to sort out her feelings of love, seventeen-year-old Cass, a spunky math genius with an...

Block, Francesca Lia.

Dirk MacDonald, a sixteen-year-old boy living in Los Angeles, comes to terms with being gay after he...

Sanchez, Alex,

When Lance begins to date Sergio, who is bisexual, he is not sure that it will work out, and when hi...

Cohn, Rachel.

Consumed with emailing, online shopping and games, and the many distractions of her electronic gadge...

Levithan, David.

A chorus of men who died of AIDS observes and yearns to help a cross-section of today's gay tee...

Hurwin, Davida,

Tells, in two voices, of events leading up to a 1980 incident in which fourteen-year-old Jason, a ga...

Myracle, Lauren,

Sixteen-year-old Lissa's relationship with her best friend changes after they kiss at a party a...