What are the best YA books with non-binary and genderqueer characters?

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    #1Every Day

    Every Day

    Every Day is a young adult romance and fantasy fiction novel written by best-selling author, David Levithan. This book was originally published in August 2012 by Knopf Books for Young Readers.


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    Lisa Huang
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "This is the most amazing book I have read in a long time. I wasn't sure what to espect when reading it but the book hooked me. This book with make you read it in one sitting and then have you sat for hours reflecting on the whole thing."
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    #2Symptoms 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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    Nathan Harper
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "Symptoms of Being Human is a book by Jeff Garvin. It is available from Amazon for $8.98 for a paperback. It is the story of Riley Cavanaugh who is a gender fluid teenager. I can't imagine this being a very big seller but so far it is getting positive reviews. It isn't my kind of book but does seem to fit the topic."
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    #3Pantomime (Micah Grey)

    Pantomime (Micah Grey)

    Pantomime is a young adult fantasy novel by Laura Lam. First published in 2013, it is the first book in the Micah Grey trilogy. It won the 2013 Bisexual Book Award for Speculative Fiction. 


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    Carolyn Watson
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "I think this book really fit the bill. The Circus setting was fascinating to me and I love the queer themes."
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    #4The Miseducation of Cameron Post

    The Miseducation of Cameron Post

    Cameron Post, an orphan child who has recently lost her parents in a car accident, feels guilty but relieved that he didn't have to tell them about her homosexuality. After getting caught having sex with a friend, she is sent to a religious camp to cure her homosexuality, where she will have many life-changing experiences. 


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    Madison Long
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "I think this book is a bad example of non-binary and genderqueer characters. The girls obviously know they are girls, so I wouldn't even put this in that category. It would be a great book for anyone willing to read it and because it is so nicely written. I think it is about overcoming your fears and trying not to blame yourself for things that happen. "
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    #5At the Edge of the Universe

    At the Edge of the Universe

    At the Edge of the Universe is a science fiction novel by Shaun David Hutchinson, first published 2017 by Simon Pulse. It tells the story of two best friends, Tommy and Ozzie, and their love for each other.


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    Tammy Phillips
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "I bought this book for my brother and he loves it! It is full of suspense."
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    #6What We Left Behind

    What We Left Behind

    What We Left Behind is a young adult novel written by Robin Talley, first published by Harlequin Teen in 2015. It tells the story of Toni and Gretchen, a long distance couple challenged by Toni's changing gender identity.


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    James Freeman
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "very good book , i could not see myself in there shoes "
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    #7Bone Dance

    Bone Dance
    Bone Dance is a young adult science fiction novel by Emma Bull, first published in 1991. This cyberpunk novel tells the story of Sparrow, an androgynous trader living in a post-apocalyptic world.

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    Bruce Hunt
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "If you enjoy cyberpunk and themes related to gender identities then this book is right up your alley. The story is actually pretty intense and deals with everything from social stereotypes to the upper brass at the Pentagon. It was well done. "
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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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    Guo Hu
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "Kristin Elizabeth Clark does an excellent job of exploring the psychology of gender fluidity in modern society. It is written for high school level reading, but the issues covered are relevant to the adult world as well. I found myself thinking about the characters well after I finished the book ."
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    Liar is a young adult paranormal novel by Justine Larbalestier, first published in 2009 by Bloomsbury Publishing. It tells the story of a compulsive liar, a teen girl named Micah. 


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    Frank Wright
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "Lots of lies! Enjoyably and cleverly written."
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    #10Chameleon Moon (Vol. 1)

    Chameleon Moon (Vol. 1)
    Chameleon Moon is the first volume of the short story collection written by RoAnna Sylver. The stories are futuristic and dystopic, set in the fictional universe, Chameleon Moon. It was first released in October 2016.

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    Janice Gutierrez
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "Chameleon Moon was a very entertaining book when I read it. It does a good job of making heroes out of non-binary, genderqueer characters while also giving an alternative view on a future dystopian world."
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    #11Just 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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    Christian Davis
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "Just Girls, in my estimation, is one of the best YA books with non-binary and genderqueer characters. It was an inspiring read and featured some brave people in the community. I found the principles displayed to be commendable. This is one I will read again in the future."


Best What are the best YA books with non-binary and genderqueer characters
1Every DayBooks 43 Paid
2Symptoms of Being HumanBooks 39 Paid
3Pantomime (Micah Grey)Books 37 Paid
4The Miseducation of Cameron PostBooks 34 Paid
5At the Edge of the UniverseBooks 31 Paid
6What We Left BehindBooks 31 Paid
7Bone DanceBooks 29 Paid
8FreakboyBooks 27 Paid
9LiarBooks 24 Paid
10Chameleon Moon (Vol. 1)Books 21 Paid

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