Reviews by Tag: lgbtq

Teen Review
The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

The Song of Achilles

By Madeline Miller
2
Rated by
Iqra N.
Jan 23, 2023

The Song of Achilles narrates the tragic love story of Patroclus and Achilles. It follows
Patroclus, who murdered a boy and was exiled to a different kingdom, where he soon meets
Achilles. While wary at first, the two form a close bond and run away, where they meet Chiron
and train with him. Everything seems to be going fine, until Achilles is called by his father.
When the two arrive at the palace, they are greeted by Odysseus, who draws Patroclus’ name,

Teen Review
All That’s Left In The World by Erik J. Brown

All That’s Left In The World

By Erik J. Brown
4
Rated by
Clara Van D
Jan 6, 2023

Andrew and Jamie are two teen boys living through a very deadly pathogen. They
sickness has killed all their friends and family members. Andrew and Jamie stumble upon each
other and quickly become friends. The two head south searching for civilization and must
endure many trials and hardships. Throughout their long dangerous journey Jamie and Andrews
friendship starts to develop into something more. They soon realize that all that’s left in the
world is their strong and unmistakable connection.

Teen Review
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

Aristotle and Dante Discover The Secrets of the Universe

By Benjamin Alire Saenz
4
Rated by
Mariam S.
Jan 3, 2023

Aristotle has never had any real friends - maybe he’s too lost in his thoughts on his
brother in prison, his complicated Mexican heritage, his distant father. But when another boy
with a similarly named after a philosopher, Dante, offers to teach him to swim, a bond is quickly
forged between the two. However, a tragic accident and moves and love and heartbreak begin
to warp their relationship - but hopefully, Dante will be able to breach the high walls around
Dante’s heart.

Teen Review
I Kissed Shara Wheeler is Casey McQuiston

I Kissed Shara Wheeler

By Casey McQuiston
4
Rated by
Mariam S.
Dec 8, 2022

In Chloe Green’s small town of False Beach, Alabama, the golden girl has disappeared.
Shara Wheeler, principal’s daughter and queen bee of Willgrove Christian Academy kisses
Chloe in the school elevator - and then vanishes, leaving only a trail of pink note cards with
confusing messages on them. To figure out this strange mystery, Chloe teams up with star
football player Smith and resident mysterious guitar-player Rory (both recipients of kisses from
Shara as well). Their search for answers will reveal surprising things - about Willgrove, about

Teen Review
Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas

Cemetery Boys

By Aiden Thomas
4
Rated by
Anonymous
Sep 30, 2022

This book is about a trans boy trying to prove himself as a boy and be accepted by his family so
that he can become a brujo. Well trying to prove himself he summons the spirit of Julian, a
recently deceased bad boy from his high school, instead of his cousin Miguel who is missing.
Now he has to help Julian make amends with his friends and figure out how he died, try to find
his cousin, and prove himself to his traditional family. This book starts off slowly but then

Teen Review
Loveless by Alice Oseman

Loveless

By Alice Oseman
5
Rated by
Anonymous
Sep 27, 2022

It took eighteen years for Georgia, the protagonist of
Loveless, to realize that she has never had a crush on anyone. As much as she tries to convince herself otherwise, she just can’t seem to find
her true love like the world around her, and she doesn’t understand why. After numerous tries and
fails to develop romantic relationships, Georgia eventually realizes that she never has and never will

Teen Review
I Kissed Shara Wheeler is Casey McQuiston

I Kissed Shara Wheeler

By Casey McQuiston
5
Rated by
Kayla F.
Aug 26, 2022

After California-raised Chole is moved to small town Alabama, she meets her academic rival
Shara Wheeler, who changes her life. I Kissed Shara Wheeler by Casey McQuiston
demonstrates a full cast of dynamic and relatable characters. As the mystery of Shara unfolds,
so does the mystery that surrounds many of the other characters. The cast goes through
important self discoveries that make them relatable and important to readers. It demonstrates

Teen Review
She Who Became the Sun by Shelley Parker-Chan

She Who Became the Sun

By Shelley Parker-Chan
5
Rated by
Anonymous
Aug 22, 2022

Written by Shelley Parker-Chan, She Who Became the Sun is an exhilarating and emotional
read, especially if you like queer historical fiction and fantasy. It follows the growth of a young
woman who takes her brother’s name, a name destined for greatness. In Mongol China, peasants are
starving, famine is commonplace, and bandit attacks are frequent. When a bandit attack leaves both
children without a father and eventually takes the life of the brother, Zhu--the name the young

Teen Review
All That's Left in the World by Erik. J. Brown

All That's Left in the World

By Erik. J. Brown
2
Rated by
Tyler H.
Aug 19, 2022

Andrew and Jamie are two boys that meet at the end of the world. A pathogen has
swept through the earth destroying everything the boys had ever loved. Family,
homes, and much more has been taken from them. But one day they meet after
Andrew comes stumbling into Jamie’s cabin, foot fresh snapped in a bear trap.
From then on, they go on a journey to escape, and to meet a relative of someone
who once helped them. But along the way things start to develop between the two.

Teen Review
Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan

Girls of Paper and Fire

By Natasha Ngan
5
Rated by
Sarah
Aug 12, 2022

Girls of Paper and Fire, by Natasha Ngan, is set in a world brimming with
demons, living alongside humans. As our story begins, Lei is taken from her home to
become one of the king’s concubines, a Paper Girl; girls from the lowest caste, fully
human. When Lei arrives at the palace, she discovers that she has no hope, not of
escaping, not of ever seeing her family again, and not of ever having a choice again.

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