What are the best GLBT novels for teens?

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    #1Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

    Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

    Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe is a book by Benjamin Alire that tells the story of Aristotle. He is an angry teen whose brother is in prison. He will meet Dante, his exact opposite but as they get along, things will change.

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    Kathryn Herrera
    Written on March 16, 2018
    "Another great book by this author! I didn't think I would enjoy this book, but my daughter highly recommended it to me. Opposites attract in the pages of this book. You will not believe how this book ends!"
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    #2The Perks of Being a Wallflower

    The Perks of Being a Wallflower

    The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a book by Stephen Chbosky that tells the story of Charlie. The book revolves around Charlie's writings in his diary. His struggle as a unique teen, trying to live his life happily. 

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    Jose Thompson
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "A year in the life of a high school student, told as a series of letters to an anonymous friend, written with a depth of feeling and understanding that is more than a little remarkable. The author has captured what it is like to be a teenager, coming of age and struggling to understand himself and his world, with an amazing clarity that moved me far more than I thought it might. "
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    #3Will Grayson, Will Grayson

    Will Grayson, Will Grayson
    Will Grayson, Will Grayson is a young-adult fiction novel by John Green and David Levithan that tells the story of two teens who have the same name - Will Grayson. This collaborative novel is a New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice.
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    Matthew Sullivan
    Written on March 14, 2018
    "A bit ridiculous at times and extremely whimsical in nature, this book is not meant to be taken seriously and I can see it driving the more serious minded people away. The book revolves around 2 people of the same name Will Grayson, who eventually find romance in each other. It is an amusing coming of age tale that is meant to entertain by poking fun at our present day social nuances."
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    #4I'll Give You the Sun

    I'll Give You the Sun
    I'll Give You the Sun is a fiction novel written by Jandy Nelson about two inseparable twins, Jude and Noahand. It was published April2, 2015 by Walker Books.
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    Andrew Garrett
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "Beautiful book! Very emotional and was such a good story to read! Loved every part of it and I loved the twin characters so much!"
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    #5Carry On

    Carry On
    Carry On is a book by Rainbow Rowell that tells a story about Simon Snow, the chosen wizard to defeat the Insidious Humdrum. He will meet Baz and a surprising attraction between them will grow.


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    Alexander Valdez
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "This does not fit the topic listed above. It seems to be more of a fantasy fiction novel, and not one that is geared toward the GLBT crowd."
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    #6Torn

    Torn

    Torn is a dramatic lesbian and bisexual novel for young adults written by Amber Lehman. It was a 2010 Lambda Literary Finalist for Bisexual Fiction. It is about a girl who moved to a new school and met two interesting friends.

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    #7Keeping You a Secret

    Keeping You a Secret
    Keeping You a Secret is a lesbian romance novel by Holland Jaeger is living the perfect life: great boyfriend, president of the student council, great chances of making it to an Ivy League college... But everything changes when Cece Goddard comes to school and strong a strong relationship starts between them. 
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    Echo Xia
    Written on March 15, 2018
    "Keeping You a Secret is an okay novel, but not one that I think is particularly special. There are plenty of good LGBT books for teens and while I wouldn't say this one needs to be avoided, I'd keep searching if you're looking for the best."
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    #8Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

    Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda
    Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda is an award-winning young adult novel by Becky Albertalli. It features Simon Spier, a teenager who keeps his sexuality a secret from everyone. All that changed when a situation forced him to come out.
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    Lawrence Martin
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "This coming of age book for GLBT teens can help many people see what its like coming to terms with your sexuality and how it can change you life if you are forced to be more open about it. "
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    #9Ash

    Ash

    Ash is a fantasy romance fiction written by Malinda Lo. This young adult LGBT novel is first published in 2009 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. 

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    Rebecca Collins
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "I was looking for a book for my daughter who just came out to me last month. She loves to read, but most young adult novel protagonists are boy-crazy! She absolutely loved it so much that I read it myself. It's full of fantasy and adventure and romance, just what I was hoping to find for her."
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    #10Luna

    Luna
    Luna is a young adult novel written by Julie Anne Peters, first published in 2006 by Little, Brown and Company. It tells the story of a transgender teen named Liam and his desire to become his true self, Luna. It was a National Book Award finalist.
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    #11Geography Club (Russel Middlebrook book series)

    Geography Club (Russel Middlebrook book series)

    Geography Club is a fictional young adult novel written by Brent Hartinger. This fictional young adult novel published on February 17, 2004 by HarperCollins. Geography Club is the first book of the Russle Middlebrook book series.

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    #12Boy Meets Boy

    Boy Meets Boy

    Boy Meets Boy is a 2003 young adult novel by David Leviathan. It follows the life of Paul, a gay teenage boy and his group of quirky, LGBT friends as they traverse the perils of young love in LGBT-friendly New Jersey.

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    Randy West
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "Seems like a decent pick and it goes to Amazon so they can see more of those type of books."
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    #13Long Steady Distance

    Long Steady Distance

    Despite many problems and challenges she has to face, Emily Ferris, a high-school junior living in Pineridge is living a happy life. Everything will be changed when Sophie Williams joins the cross-country team, and she will try to hide her feelings towards her. 

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    Marco Antonio Cervantes
    Written on March 22, 2018
    "A great teen read, my kid hasn't put it down since I handed it to them. Luckily there are plenty more where that one came from."
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    #14Lord of Shadows (The Dark Artifices)

    Lord of Shadows (The Dark Artifices)

    Lord of Shadows is a young adult fantasy novel by acclaimed author Cassandra Clare. It tells the story of Emma and her Shadowhunter friends as they look for the Black Volume of the Dead. It is the second book in the Dark Artifices series.

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    Nicole Payne
    Written on March 25, 2018
    "I do not think this book would be helpful to a reader who is looking for help with GLBT questions. Although it does show an alternative lifestyle it would not be helpful in this instance."
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    #15The Upside of Unrequited

    The Upside of Unrequited

    The Upside of Unrequited is a novel by Becky Albertalli. It tells the story of Molly Peskin-Suso, a 17-year-old who's always felt overshadowed by her beautiful twin sister, Cassie. This book talks about the woes of adolescent love.

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    Larry Rivera
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "The Upside of unrequited is an interesting novel. Written by Becky Albertalli, it follows Molly, who's written as an overweight character, often overshadowed by her sister Cassie who's the image of perfection. It dwells into the romance aspects and how Molly really struggles with her self confidence. There are a lot of things going on in this story. There's definitely huge growth arcs and complex character developments. I feel this story has a lot more beneath it's surface. It's definitely worth a read as this was really well done."
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    #16The Space Between

    The Space Between

    Harper Isabelle is the most popular girl in grade nine, while Sarah Jamieson is a loner girl who has no friends. Inexplicably, they both can't get each other from their heads, and the emotions will start to build to the point they will have no choice but face them. 

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    Guillermina Ventura
    Written on March 26, 2018
    "This is the best"
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    #17The Order of the Poison Oak (Volume 2)

    The Order of the Poison Oak (Volume 2)

    The Order of the Poison Oak the second book in The Russel Middlebrook series written by Brent Hartinger that tells the story of Russel and his secret society that helps members see the truth in life.

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    Benjamin Reid
    Written on March 24, 2018
    "Order of the Poison Oak wasn't my type of book but there's nothing absolutely wrong with the book. It was ok - I didn't feel like I was wasting my time reading it but I prefer Hartinger's first Russel Middlebrook novel by a longshot. The plot wasn't too memborable but I did like the author's word choice and structure (similar to the first)."

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Best What are the best GLBT novels for teens
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the UniverseBooks 36 Paid
2The Perks of Being a WallflowerBooks 35 Paid
3Will Grayson, Will GraysonBooks 32 Paid
4I'll Give You the SunBooks 30 Paid
5Carry OnBooks 26 Paid
6TornBooks 25 Paid
7Keeping You a SecretBooks 20 Paid
8Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens AgendaBooks 17 Paid
9AshBooks 15 Paid
10LunaBooks 13 Paid
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