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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.

Book list

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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 ago

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 nightclubs.

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 Rehomoline.

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 Queen.

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 not

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 on.

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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