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LGBTIQ young adults
Young adult books are available to borrow for young people in
school Year 7 and above. Please check out Medway Libraries' offer
for children and young people.
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Berman, Steve - Vintage: A Ghost Story
In a small town, a lonely teenager walking along a highway one
autumn evening meets the boy of his dreams, a boy who died decades
Burchill, Julie - Sugar Rush
Sixteen-year-old Kim is horrified when her dad tells her she's
got to leave her posh private school and go to infamous Ravendene
Comprehensive, 'the source and inspiration of five thousand urban
myths and horror stories'. How will she survive in this wild and
hormonal adolescent jungle?
But then Kim meets gorgeous Maria (better known as Sugar) Sweet,
queen of the 'Ravers', and falls instantly under her spell. Leaving
her restrained, good-girl past far behind, Kim finds herself not
only drawn into Sugar's exciting and daring life - but also asking
herself a disturbing question: has she fallen deeply in love with
her best friend?
Cruse, Howard - Stuck Rubber Baby
In the 1960s American South a young gas station attendant named
Toland Polk is rejected from the army draft for admitting
'homosexual tendencies' and falls in with a close-knit group of
young locals yearning to break free from conformity through civil
rights activism, folk music and attending gay-friendly
Griffo, Michael - Unwelcome
Life as a just-made vampire is challenging for Michael, even
with Ronan, an experienced vamp, to guide him. His abilities are
still raw & unpredictable. The ancient feud between rival
vampire species is sending ripples of discord through the school
& the new headmaster's charismatic front hides a powerful &
very personal agenda.
Homes, A.M. - Jack
'Jack' is a profound and sympathetic exploration of a young boy
coming to terms with the discovery that his father is gay.
Kenrick, Joanna - Out
I think I'm gay' are not the words a teenage girl wants to hear
when she's about to confess to her best friend that she fancies
him. But Natalie's got to disguise her own feelings for Will when
he tells her his secret. Can she help him as he comes out to the
rest of their class at school? Illustrated by Julia Page. Published
by Barrington Stoke
Klise, James - Love Drugged
Fifteen-year-old Jamie is dismayed by his attraction to boys,
and when a beautiful girl shows an interest in him, he is all the
more intrigued by her father's work developing a drug called
Lo, Malinda - Ash
With her parents both gone, Ash finds herself a servant in the
house of her ruthless stepmother and there seems no hope of finding
happiness again. But Ash is unaware of her mother's legacy, and
that it will lead her to a magical place. A place where love,
identity and belonging are all waiting.
Lo, Malinda - Huntress
Nature is out of balance in the human world. The sun hasn't
shone in years and crops are failing. Worse yet, strange and
hostile creatures have begun to appear. The people's survival hangs
in the balance. To solve the crisis, Kaede and Taisin are picked to
go on a dangerous and unheard-of journey to the city of the Fairy
MacDonald, Ann Marie - Fall on your knees
Fall on Your Knees takes the reader from haunted Cape Breton
Island in Nova Scotia through the battlefields of World War 1 and
into the lives of four unforgettable sisters.
McNicholl, Damian - A Son Called Gabriel
An Ulster adolescent struggles to come to terms with his
homosexuality in the 1960s and '70s in McNicholl's fine,
compassionate coming-of-age story.
Moore, Perry - Hero
Thom Creed is used to being on his own. Even though he's a
basketball star, his school classmates keep their distance. They
have picked up on something different about Thom. Plus, he can't
escape his father's history. Hal Creed was one of the greatest
superheroes of his time until a catastrophic event left him
disfigured and an outcast.
Noyes, Katia - Crashing America
When her best friend dies, Girl, a 17-year-old
street-punk, leaves San Francisco for the heartland in search of a
place where she can breathe again. Torn between her restlessness, a
longing for a sense of home & a fear of impending death, Girl
seeks to link herself to almost anyone she crosses paths with.
Peters, Julie Anne - Grl2Grl: Short fictions
In this honest, emotionally captivating short story collection,
renowned author and National Book Award finalist, Julie Anne
Peters, offers a stunning portrayal of young women as they navigate
the hurdles of relationships and sexual identity.
Peters, Julie Anne - She loves you, she loves you
17-year-old Alyssa thought she knew who she was. She had her
family, her friends, and most importantly, she had Sarah, her
girlfriend, with whom she dreamed with about the day they could
move away and live out and proud and accepted for themselves,
instead of having to hide their relationship.
Poorman, J. Kelly - All the little Children
Having lived in the exciting city of Los Angeles for many years,
Robert, the main character, returns to his hometown for a visit and
ends up staying due to the fact his mother got seriously ill.
Nothing in this town had changed and they still called him by
his childhood name. Having gotten away from the church for sometime
Robert decides to get involved again and he finds it hard to stay
focused. Several of the male youths admit that they are gay and it
doesn’t go over well with their fathers. When Robert is asked by a
young man to be his mentor for confirmation, he is honoured;
however, church members have other opinions.
Reardon, Robin - A secret edge
'A Secret Edge' is a sexy, sensitive coming-of-age novel about
identity, courage, love and honour.
Rhodes, Dan - Gold
Miyuki Woodward has been taking a holiday to the same seaside
town for eight years. This year, following an act of raw creativity
involving some cans of gold spraypaint, she takes part in the most
turbulent events the village has seen since tall Mr Hughes returned
from the pub toilet without remembering to button up.
Rucka, Greg - Batwoman: Elegy
Batwoman battles a madwoman known only as Alice, inspired by
Alice in Wonderland, who sees her life as a fairy tale and everyone
around her as expendable extras!
Satyal, Rakesh - Blue Boy
Satyal's coming-of-age debut charts an Indian-American boy's
transformation from mere mortal to Krishnaji, the blue-skinned
Hindu deity. 12-year-old Kiran Sharma is an outcast: he likes
ballet and playing with his mother's makeup. He also reveres his
Indian heritage and convinces himself that he's the 10th
reincarnation of Krishnaji.
Smith, Ali - Girl Meets Boy
Girl meets boy. It's a story as old as time. But what happens
when an old story meets a brand new set of circumstances? Ali
Smith's re-mix of Ovid's most joyful metamorphosis is a story about
the kind of fluidity that can't be bottled and sold. It is about
girls and boys, girls and girls, love and transformation, a story
of puns and doubles, reversals and revelations. Funny and fresh,
poetic and political, Girl meets boy is a myth of metamorphosis for
the modern world.
Stang, Deborah L. - Visiting Grandma
Gay teenager Danny Bowman struggles to overcome sexual abuse at
the hands of his mother's boyfriend. Meanwhile his grandmother, the
one person who has always been there for him, is slipping into the
final stages of Alzheimer's disease.
Stuart, Sebastian - The Hour Between
When Arthur McDougal is kicked out of Manhattan's most exclusive
school his parents ship him to the only place that will take him in
- the Christian Science-inspired Spooner School. There, in the
woods of Connecticut, Arthur meets Katrina Felt, the charming
troubled daughter of a Hollywood movie star.
Ure, Jean - Get a Life
When Jesse and his schoolmates receive a lecture on
homosexuality they are all disgusted. Then Lars, a friend of Noah,
announces he is gay and is driven to suicide. Feeling he has no
other option, Noah comes out to the whole school.
Wallace, Jason - Out of Shadows
Zimbabwe 1980s, independence has been won and Robert Mugabe has
come to power offering hope, land and freedom to black Africans.
For Robert Jacklin it's all new: new continent, new country, new
school, but very quickly he learns that for some of his classmates
the sound of guns is still loud, and their battles still rage
Yoshimoto, Banana - Kitchen
Juxtaposes two tales about mothers, trans-sexuality, kitchens,
love, tragedy, and the terms they all come to in the minds of a
pair of free-spirited young women in contemporary Japan. Translated
from the Japanese by Megan Backus
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