Based on true events—and narrated by a greek chorus of the generation of gay men lost to AIDS—Two Boys Kissing follows Harry and Craig, two seventeen-year-olds who are about to take part in a 32-hour marathon of kissing to set a new Guinness World Record. While the two increasingly dehydrated and sleep-deprived boys are locking lips, identity, they become a focal point in the lives of other teens dealing with universal questions of love, and belonging.
Two Boys Kissing - Named to the national book award longlist a lambda literary award Winner A Stonewall Honor Book “An intriguing, complex narrative with an unusual point of view…and a quality of retrospection that is rare and refreshing in YA literature. The washington Post.
Boy Meets BoyKnopf Books for Young Readers - This is the story of paul, the homecoming queen used to be a guy named Daryl she now prefers Infinite Darlene and is also the star quarterback, a sophomore at a high school like no other: The cheerleaders ride Harleys, and the gay-straight alliance was formed to help the straight kids learn how to dance.
Until he blows it. His best friend joni might be drifting away, his other best friend Tony might be dealing with ultra-religious parents, and his ex-boyfriend Kyle might not be going away anytime soon, but sometimes everything needs to fall apart before it can really fit together right. This is a happy-meaningful romantic comedy about finding love, losing love, and doing what it takes to get love back in a crazy-wonderful world.
Boy Meets Boy - The school bookie says the odds are 12-to-1 against him getting Noah back, but Paul’s not giving up without playing his love really loud. When paul meets noah, he thinks he’s found the one his heart is made for.
Openly StraightArthur A. Levine Books - He's won skiing prizes. Not that GAY guy. He plays soccer. To have it be a part of who he is, but not the headline, every single time. So when he transfers to an all-boys' boarding school in New England, he decides to keep his sexuality a secret -- not so much going back in the closet as starting over with a clean slate.
And while that's important, all Rafe really wants is to just be a regular guy. He likes to write. And, oh yeah, he's gay. But then he sees a classmate breaking down. The award-winning novel about being out, being proud, and being ready for something else. Who doesn't even know that love is possible. He meets a teacher who challenges him to write his story.
Openly Straight - And most of all, he falls in love with Ben. Pre-order the companion novel honestly Ben now out 3/28/17!Rafe is a normal teenager from Boulder, Colorado. He's been out since 8th grade, and he isn't teased, and he goes to other high schools and talks about tolerance and stuff.
Honestly BenScholastic Inc. - He's even won a full scholarship to college, if he can keep up his grades. All that foolishness with Rafe Goldberg the past semester is in the past. Except. There's hannah, the gorgeous girl from the neighboring school, who attracts him and distracts him. And maybe the real normal that Ben needs. School is harder, the pressure higher, the scholarship almost slipping away.
He just got elected captain of the baseball team. There's his mother, whose quiet unhappiness Ben is noticing for the first time. The companion to the award-winning Openly Straight, called "remarkable. Deeply satisfying and as honest as its appealing protagonist" Booklist. And there's rafe, kind, funny, dating someone else .
Honestly Ben - . He's working steadily in his classes at the Natick School. Perfect for fans of david levithan, Andrew Smith, and John Green!Ben Carver is back to normal.
Will Grayson, Will GraysonSpeak - Two award-winning and new York Times–bestselling author join forces for a collaborative novel of awesome proportions. One cold night, in a most unlikely corner of Chicago, two teens—both named Will Grayson—are about to cross paths. It is so funny, rude and original that by the time flowers hit the stage, even the musical-averse will cheer.
The new york times book review ★“Will have readers simultaneously laughing, crying and singing at the top of their lungs. Kirkus reviews, starred review “It is such a good book. Green and levithan are two of the best writers writing today. Npr’sthe roundtable . As their worlds collide and intertwine, the Will Graysons find their lives going in new and unexpected directions, building toward romantic turns-of-heart and the epic production of history’s most fabulous high school musical.
Will Grayson, Will Grayson - Hilarious, and deeply insightful, poignant, john Green and David Levithan’s collaborative novel is brimming with a double helping of the heart and humor that have won them both legions of faithful fans. A new york times book review editor’s choicean ALA Stonewall Honor Book “Will Grayson, Will Grayson is a complete romp.
Been Here All Along: He's in Love with the Boy Next DoorSwoon Reads - It includes running for class president, becoming head of the yearbook committee, and having his choice of colleges. Kyle finally feels like he has a handle on life. It does not include falling head over heels for his best friend, Kyle. It’s a distraction, it’s pointless—Kyle is already dating the head cheerleader, Ruby—and Gideon doesn’t know what to do.
He has a wonderful girlfriend, a best friend willing to debate the finer points of Lord of the Rings, and social acceptance as captain of the basketball team. So when both ruby and gideon start acting really weird, just as his spot on the team is threatened, Kyle can’t quite figure out what he did wrong.
Been Here All Along: He's in Love with the Boy Next Door - Sandy hall, the author of a little something Different, is back with her signature wit in this quirky and heartfelt LGBT YA novel. Gideon always has a plan.
What If It's UsHarperTeen - After all, they get separated. Maybe everything. After all, they get reunited. But what if they can’t nail a first date even after three do-overs?what if Arthur tries too hard to make it work and Ben doesn’t try hard enough?What if life really isn’t like a Broadway play?But what if it is?What if it’s us?
If the universe had his back, he wouldn’t be on his way to the post office carrying a box of his ex-boyfriend’s things. But when arthur and ben meet-cute at the post office, what exactly does the universe have in store for them. Maybe nothing. A new york times, usa today, funny, and indie bestseller! critically acclaimed and bestselling authors Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera combine their talents in this smart, heartfelt collaboration about two very different boys who can’t decide if the universe is pushing them together—or pulling them apart.
What If It's Us - Arthur is only in new york for the summer, but if Broadway has taught him anything, it’s that the universe can deliver a showstopping romance when you least expect it. Ben thinks the universe needs to mind its business.
Noah Can't EvenScholastic Fiction - That's when things go from bad to utter chaos. But his delusional plans are hopelessly derailed when his best and only friend Harry kisses him at a party. Painfully geeky noah grimes thinks his best chance at social normalcy is to strike up a romance with Sophie.
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the UniverseSimon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - Dante is a know-it-all who has an unusual way of looking at the world. And it is through this friendship that Ari and Dante will learn the most important truths about themselves and the kind of people they want to be. When the two meet at the swimming pool, they seem to have nothing in common. This printz honor book is a “tender, honest exploration of identity” Publishers Weekly that distills lyrical truths about family and friendship.
Aristotle is an angry teen with a brother in prison. But as the loners start spending time together, they discover that they share a special friendship—the kind that changes lives and lasts a lifetime.
The Music of What HappensArthur A. Levine Books - Konigsberg demonstrates once again why he is one of the major voices in LGBTQ literature. Booklist, starred reviewMax: Chill. Add in prickly pears, cloud eggs, and a murky idea of what's considered locally sourced and organic. And top it off with a touch of undeniable chemistry between utter opposites. Over the course of one summer, two boys will have to face their biggest fears and decide what they're willing to risk -- to get the thing they want the most.
His "wives" and the Chandler Mall. And a secret: an encounter with an older kid that makes it hard to breathe, one that he doesn't want to think about, ever. Jordan: The opposite of chill. Gay and not a big deal, not to him, not to his mom, not to his buddies. Right, who probably won't like him anyway. And a secret: a spiraling out of control mother, and the knowledge that he's the only one who can keep the family from falling apart.
The Music of What Happens - Throw in a rickety, 1980s-era food truck called Coq Au Vinny. Poetry. Place it all in mesa, arizona, in June, where the temp regularly hits 114. Never been kissed and searching for Mr. Sports.
There Goes Sunday School7 Sisters Publishing, LLC - A sketchbook he carries everywhere. What’s worse, the pastor’s son, Chris, suddenly seems hell-bent on adopting Mike and his friends and he has no idea why. When an awkward confrontation with Chris leads to an unexpected kiss instead of a much-expected punch, Mike’s world is turned upside down. He’s going to be outed, condemned by the pastor, ostracized by their community, maybe even homeless.
His family’s life revolves around the church, a church run by the vocally intolerant Pastor Myers, so Mike has resolved to spend his life in the closet. When his sketchbook goes missing in the middle of Sunday school, Mike is sure his life is over. In sixteen-year-old mike hernandez’s life, only one thing is clear: Gay is NOT okay.
There Goes Sunday School - As their friendship grows and faith is questioned, Mike may be forced to choose between the comfortable life he's always lived and a chance at the love he never thought he deserved. He pours his complicated emotions into risqué drawings he keeps in a secret sketchbook. His only escape—besides the occasional, anonymous gay make-out session—is his art.