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The Upside of Unrequited

Title: The Upside of Unrequited
By: Becky Albertalli
Published: 2017

Avoiding relationships to protect her sensitive heart, plus-sized Molly supports her once-cynical twin, Cassie, when the latter has her own bout of lovesickness, a situation that is complicated by sibling dynamics and an unexpected romantic triangle.


Title: Release
By: Patrick Ness
Published: 2017

Adam Thorn doesn't know it yet, but today will change his life. Between his religious family, a deeply unpleasant ultimatum from his boss, and his own unrequited love for his sort-of ex, Enzo, it seems as though Adam's life is falling apart. At least he has two people to keep him sane: his new boyfriend (he does love Linus, doesn't he?) and his best friend, Angela. But all day long, old memories and new heartaches come crashing together, throwing Adam's life into chaos. The bindings of his world are coming untied one by one; yet in spite of everything he has to let go, he may also find freedom in the release. Time is running out, though. Because way across town, a ghost has just risen from the lake"--From dust jacket.

Anything Could Happen

Title: Anything Could Happen
By: Will Walton
Published: 2015

Tretch Farm lives in a very small town where everybody's in everybody else's business. Which makes it hard for him to be in love with his best friend, Matt Gooby. Matt has two gay dads, but isn't all that gay himself . . . which doesn't stop Tretch from loving him anyway. Things get even more complicated when a girl falls for Tretch, and Tretch doesn't know how to put her off without revealing everything to everyone. Meanwhile, his family is facing some challenges of its own, and it's going to take Tretch coming out and coming to peace with his situation for his life to move forward

Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue

Title: Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue
By: Mackenzi Lee
Published: 2017

Vowing to make his yearlong escapade across Europe his last hurrah before taking over the family estate, Henry "Monty" Montague and his best friend Percy find themselves in the middle of a dangerous manhunt involving pirates and highwaymen.

More Happy Than Not

Title: More Happy Than Not
By: Adam Silvera
Published: 2015

After enduring his father's suicide, his own suicide attempt, broken friendships, and more in the Bronx projects, Aaron Soto, sixteen, is already considering the Leteo Institute's memory-alteration procedure when his new friendship with Thomas turns to unrequited love.

History Is All You Left Me

Title: History Is All You Left Me
By: Adam Silvera
Published: 2017

When Griffin’s first love and ex-boyfriend, Theo, dies in a drowning accident, his universe implodes. Even though Theo had moved to California for college and started seeing Jackson, Griffin never doubted Theo would come back to him when the time was right. But now, the future he’s been imagining for himself has gone far off course. To make things worse, the only person who truly understands his heartache is Jackson. But no matter how much they open up to each other, Griffin’s downward spiral continues. He’s losing himself in his obsessive compulsions and destructive choices, and the secrets he’s been keeping are tearing him apart. If Griffin is ever to rebuild his future, he must first confront his history, every last heartbreaking piece in the puzzle of his life

One Of Us Is Lying

Title: One Of Us Is Lying
By: Karen McManus
Published: 2017

When the creator of a high school gossip app mysteriously dies in front of four high-profile students, all four become suspects. It's up to them to solve the case

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

Title: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
By: Benjamin Alire Sáenz
Published: 2012

Fifteen-year-old Ari Mendoza is an angry loner with a brother in prison, but when he meets Dante and they become friends, Ari starts to ask questions about himself, his parents, and his family that he has never asked before.

Every Day

Title: Every Day
By: David Levithan
Published: 2012

Every morning A wakes in a different person's body, in a different person's life, learning over the years to never get too attached, until he wakes up in the body of Justin and falls in love with Justin's girlfriend, Rhiannon.

Our Own Private Universe

Title: Our Own Private Universe
By: Robin Talley
Published: 2017

Fifteen-year-old Aki Simon has a theory. And it's mostly about sex. No, it isn't that kind of theory. Aki already knows she's bisexual, even if, until now, it's mostly been in the hypothetical sense. Aki has dated only guys so far, and her best friend, Lori, is the only person who knows she likes girls, too. Actually, Aki's theory is that she's got only one shot at living an interesting life-- and that means she's got to stop sitting around and thinking so much. It's time for her to actually do something. Or at least try. So when Aki and Lori set off on a church youth-group trip to a small Mexican town for the summer and Aki meets Christa-- slightly older, far more experienced-- it seems her theory is prime for the testing. But it's not going to be easy. For one thing, how exactly do two girls have sex, anyway? And more important, how can you tell if you're in love? It's going to be a summer of testing theories, and the result may just be love

We Are Okay

Title: We Are Okay
By: Nina LaCour
Published: 2017

After leaving her life behind to go to college in New York, Marin must face the truth about the tragedy that happened in the final weeks of summer when her friend Mabel comes to visit.

It's Not Like It's A Secret

Title: It's Not Like It's A Secret
By: Misa Sugiura
Published: 2017

Sana’s got a whole lot of secrets, and they’re starting to pile up into more than she can handle. So when her family moves to California and she develops a crush on the beautiful Jamie, she wonders if maybe it’s not time to start letting them go…at least the one that reveals she likes girls. But life is getting increasingly complicated, and with her friends not liking Jamie’s, Jamie’s friends not liking her, a guy very much liking her, and her dad’s affair threatening to bust out of its own secret zone, Sana’s maybe got enough on her plate. How much room is there for her own honest happiness in a world that seems destined to keep her from having any?

The Dangerous Art of Blending In

Title: The Dangerous Art of Blending In
By: Angelo Surmelis
Published: 2018

Seventeen-year-old Evan struggles to deal with his mother's abuse and his new feelings for his friend Henry.

The Prince and the Dressmaker

Title: The Prince and the Dressmaker
By: Jen Wang
Published: 2018

Prince Sebastian is looking for a bride or rather, his parents are looking for one for him. Sebastian is too busy hiding his secret life from everyone. At night he puts on daring dresses and takes Paris by storm as the fabulous Lady Crystallia the hottest fashion icon in the world capital of fashion!

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