What are the best novels for trans teens?

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    #1Beautiful Music for Ugly Children

    Beautiful Music for Ugly Children

    Beautiful Music for Ugly Children by Kirstin Cronn-Mills is a contemporary fiction book on the LGBT community. This story is a personification of a record that has two sides which is similar to the protagonist's character.


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    #2Being Emily

    Being Emily
    Being Emily by Rachel Gold is a young adult book that tackles the LGBT community. The story is about self-discovery while coming to terms as he learned that one is beyond capable of what is seen by the naked eye.

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    Elizabeth Lawson
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "This book is silly. I did not like the book! Society is trying to normalize gender confused people and its sad. I really wasn't expecting such hogwash from such a good writer."
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    #3I Am J

    I Am J

    I am J by Cris Beam is a young adult fiction on the LGBT community. The story has a perfect balance on showing how one's journey on self-discovery and courage amidst the criticism.


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    Abhinav Das
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "My niece was coming over the weekend so I wanted to plan something fun for her to do. I know she identifies as a transperson, so I decided to search for the best novels for trans teens. I came across the book "I Am J" and was immediately impressed. I think that she will love it. The story is a perfect examination of the journey of self-discovery and courage during the criticism. "
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    #4Almost Perfect

    Almost Perfect
    Almost Perfect by Brian Katcher is a young fiction book that involves the LGBT community. This book is about forgetting past relationships and finding new ones in an extraordinary friendship.

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    #5Just Girls

    Just Girls
    Just Girls by Rachel Gold is on top of the young adult books on the LGBT community. This book is about women who go beyond the norms, take courageous leaps, while staying to true to their principles.

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    Daniel Ortega
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "This is not an easy topic to cover, yet Rachel Gold does an outstanding job. It was just the thing my confused daughter needed. Thank you!!"
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    George by Alex Gino is another groundbreaking novel on the LGBT community. This book unfolds its story through a child who creatively unveiled his true identity in his middle-grade years with the help of his friend.

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    Austin Nelson
    Written on April 10, 2018
    "Thought provoking in it's earnestness. A book that will engage you in every possible way and show that true strength comes from within. "
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    Parrotfish by Ellen Wittlinger is a young adult book on the LGBT community. The story is another breakthrough on the rise of awareness on issues regarding self-discovery.


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    Jennifer Andrews
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "This is a simple story for teenagers. I would recommend it to anyone looking for more understanding."
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    Freakboy by Kristin Elizabeth Clark is a contemporary work on the LGBT community. As told through a poetry, this book is a bite-sized narration on illustrating issues behind one's self-discovery.


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    Ethan Valdez
    Written on April 8, 2018
    "This is a gorgeous book that I think about frequently, long after having read it. The book really took me inside the struggle of the main character, and gave me powerful new insights . This book is a strong addition to LBGT and general collections as a compelling story for reluctant readers and an educational piece on a topic that needs discussion. The use of typography for emphasis is occasionally awkward and self-conscious, but overall this novel-in-verse presents a clear, realistic narrative in various voices. It succeeds in conveying the message that "you are not alone" to transgender youth while helping everyone else get a handle on these often-tortured teens. The writing is terrific. It's engrossing and moves along a good clip. It's a good read, in addition to the fact that it treats a tough subject. "
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    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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    James Fields
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "I recently give a read to the book "Luna", and I found interesting all the background of feelings behind the book. The subject of this adult novel is a boy, Liam, who changes sex and becomes Luna to find his/her true him/herself. Interesting, and very delicate"
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    #10Rethinking Normal

    Rethinking Normal

    Rethinking Normal is a memoir written by Katie Rain Hill and Ariel Schrag. Published on September 30, 2014 by Simon Schuster. In Rethinking Normal, Katie Rain Hill shares her journey as she transitions into a woman.


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    Keith Bishop
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "This book does dabble into what it's like to be a trans gender person. It does peak some interest and was a little different from what I would read. Good insight and an easy read."
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    #11Hello Cruel World

    Hello Cruel World

    Hello Cruel World is a non-fiction book written by transsexual Kate Bornstein wherein she shares her personal methods of survival in the cruel world of ours. 


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    Jacob Alexander
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "This book should be read by any young trans who are going through a hard time being who they want to be. There is a lot of practical and useful information in here by someone who went through something similar. "
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    #12Symptoms of Being Human

    Symptoms of Being Human

    Symptoms of Being Human is a young adult novel by Jeff Garvin, first published in 2016 by Balzer + Bray. It tells the story of Riley Cavanaugh, a closeted gender fluid teenager.


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    Dorothy Wallace
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "This is a beautiful novel that's much needed in this time. It can really connect with teens who are going through the same thing Riley is. I really enjoyed it. "


Best What are the best novels for trans teens
1Beautiful Music for Ugly ChildrenBooks 39 Paid
2Being EmilyBooks 35 Paid
3I Am JBooks 32 Paid
4Almost PerfectBooks 31 Paid
5Just GirlsBooks 29 Paid
6GeorgeBooks 28 Paid
7ParrotfishBooks 26 Paid
8FreakboyBooks 23 Paid
9LunaBooks 20 Paid
10Rethinking NormalBooks 18 Paid

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