"I love the story and Luna's character. A transgender female that only shows herself at night because of her father trying to make her a man, thus naming herself "Luna" which means moon in spanish. It also relatable as I've had to hide a LGBTQIA+ secret that my sibling had from my own parents."
"I read this book in middle school, and I really enjoyed it. There are not enough examples of diverse experiences for LGBTQIA+ relationships in media, and this novel tells a touching story about a guy navigating his personal relationship with his own identity. Its a book about not only about romance but also self-discovery.
"I like that this book centers two mexican-american boys and their exploration of identity. I love coming of age stories and this one is especially realistic and full of coming of age angst and thoughtful introspection."
A ridiculously charming story of two guys who hate each other until they realize they're actually crazy about each other. This cross-Atlantic love story features behind-the-scenes looks at the White House and Buckingham Palace as well as containing a Texas Hill Country connection.
I read this last summer (twice!) and couldn't put it down.
"This moving love story between two girls is for fans of Nancy Garden's classic young adult coming out novel, Annie on My Mind. With her characteristic humor and breezy style, Peters has captured the compelling emotions of young love." - Amazon description
"As a semi-autobiographical glimpse into the historical intersection between gender and sexuality, this book is a stark reminder of the need for solidarity between the various identities under the LGBTQ+ umbrella, and a proclamation to the world that queer people of all stripes have always existed."
It's a summer of secrets, and sorrow, and growing up, and it's a good thing Rose and Windy have each other.
This One Summer is a tremendously exciting new teen graphic novel from two creators with true literary clout. Cousins Mariko and Jillian Tamaki, the team behind Skim, have collaborated on this gorgeous, heartbreaking, and ultimately hopeful story about a girl on the cusp of childhood - a story of renewal and revelation.
This title also got some love during the 2022 Banned Books read out.