What are the best YA LGBT books published in 2015?

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    #1Simon 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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    Anonymous
    Written on April 5, 2018
    "THIS IS MY FAVE!!! i love this book with all of my being. simon was a great character and i had so much fun trying to figure out who blue was. i really wanted it to be bram and when it did turn out to be him i was ecstatic!! simon and bram are my favorite gay couple <3 "
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    #2Carry 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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    Anonymous
    Written on April 5, 2018
    "I really enjoyed this book. I had so many feelings because it felt like a much gayer harry potter, and everyone knows I'm such a big sucker for harry potter."
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    #3All the Bright Places

    All the Bright Places
    All the Bright Places is the New York Times' bestselling young adult romance novel written by Jenniver Niven. It is about the suicidal Theodore and his fateful meeting with the grief-stricken Violet. 
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    Anonymous
    Written on April 5, 2018
    "I stayed up all night to finish this book and it was worth it. I thought it was gonna be a lighthearted read but boy was I wrong. It's a wonderful book but oh my god someone please help me turn off my feelings"
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    #4We Are All Made of Molecules

    We Are All Made of Molecules
    We Are All Made of Molecules is a young adult novel by Susin Nielsen. It tells the story of Stewart and Ashley, two teenagers who become step-sibling through the marriage of their parents. 

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    Anonymous
    Written on April 5, 2018
    "I fell in love with this book and it ripped my heart apart. You know a book is good when it can make you laugh and cry. The book dealt with things like homophobia and death, but despite that, it had lots of laugh-out-loud moments as well. "
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    #5Nimona

    Nimona

    Nimona by Noelle Stevenson is a fantasy fiction graphic novel published in 2015. This book follows the story of Nimona and Lord Blackheart in their mission to wreck the peace in their kingdom as their little mischief escalated to a war.

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    Anonymous
    Written on April 5, 2018
    "It wasn't really explicitly stated in the book that any of the characters were queer, but you know it's there. The tension between Ambrosius and Ballister was insane, there's no way readers could've missed it"
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    #6George

    George
    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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    Josefina Bravo
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "This book is an unprecedented new leap into a kind of story that people hesitate to tell these days. It's the story of a child, but it's not one of self-discovery as much as it is self-pride and making others see you for who you are, recognize the things you already know about yourself, and accept you as you are inside. The problem? It's a kids' book, not a young adult book, so it's too kiddie for what I needed."
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    #7The Darkest Part of the Forest

    The Darkest Part of the Forest
    The Darkest Part of the Forest is a young adult fantasy novel by Holly Black. It tells the story of two siblings, Hazel and Ben, and a mysterious horned boy, set in a magical world where fae people coexist with humans.
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    Cheryl Willis
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "With the recent release on The Cruel Prince, I have been hearing a lot about Holly Black, but had never read any of her work. The Darkest Part of the Forest was recommended to me as a good standalone but also had ties to The Cruel Prince so I figured, why not start there? I'll admit, I was a little skeptical that Ms. Black was going to have a new fan when the book opened at a high school party. And Hazel seemingly kissing everyone for no reason. Then it shifted into this eerie, magical story that was not at all what it seemed. 'I loved him and I loved him and he's dead and gone and bones. Dead and gone and bones.' Tell me that line does not give you the hebejebes. The creepiness in this book was completely unexpected and I loved it! You have a monster terrorizing a small town, a mysterious horned boy, and a high school girl who is in the middle of it all."
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    #8Hold Me Closer (Will Grayson, Will Grayson)

    Hold Me Closer (Will Grayson, Will Grayson)
    Hold Me Closer: The Tiny Cooper Story is a young adult book by David Levithan. It is a spin-off of Will Grayson, Will Grayson, featuring Tiny Cooper. It is a two-act musical written in the book as a screenplay.
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    Ashley Fields
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "I was so excited when I found out about this book, and it did not disappoint. It's a quick read, I blew through it in a couple of hours, but every word counts. The structure of the book is so well done, and the writing is everything I expect from Levithan. I could not stop smiling as I read it, and I have a couple dozen highlighted passages. The emotional moment towards the end caught me off guard, which I loved."
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    #9What 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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    Ryan Gutierrez
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "Those who enjoy reading psychology will find this book moderately interesting. A rare in-depth peek into the world of the LGBTQ community. It is also interesting to read how Gretchen handles Toni's change."
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    #10Wonders of the Invisible World

    Wonders of the Invisible World

    Wonders of the Invisible World by Robert Calef is a scarce antiquarian book that is a facsimile reprint of the original. It's available in a five-part volume series.

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    Willie Turner
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "A book that is fairly rare, and I'm not entirely sure why. It's part of a five part series but it doesn't explore anything interesting and I'm not interested in the other parts at all. "
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    #11Intersex: A Memoir

    Intersex: A Memoir

    Intersex: A Memoir is a book written by Aaron Apps that tells the story of happiness, struggle, and triumph. This book will inspire other readers to accept their uniqueness no matter how different it is.

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    Eric Herrera
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "This book is really great for anyone who feels different or outcast to read. It provides answers to any questions someone may have and helps people figure out those things the best they can. "
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    #12Intersex and Identity

    Intersex and Identity

    Intersex and Identity is a book written by Sharon Preves that tells the story of happiness, struggle, and triumph. This book will inspire other readers to accept their uniqueness no matter how different it is. 

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    Larry Hall
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "This book is known as a great resource for patients, parents, clinicians, activists, and scholars. I found it a very readable account of what it's like to grow up and live with an intersexed body. If someone is looking for a YA LBGT book published in 2015 however, this does not match as it was published in 2003. "
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    #13Between XX and XY

    Between XX and XY
    Between XX and XY is a book written by Gerald Callahan that tells the story of how a hermaphrodite lived a normal life despite being special and unique in the aspect of gender and sex.
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    Bruce Price
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "This is a book that can be enjoyed by LGBT people but it was not published in 2015. Also, it is not a YA book. "
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    #14Intersex (For Lack of a Better Word)

    Intersex (For Lack of a Better Word)

    Intersex is a book written by Thea Hillman that tells the story of happiness, struggle, and triumph. This book will inspire other readers to accept their uniqueness no matter how different it is.

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    Kathryn Hart
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "Intersex was a very interesting look in the lives of gender identity. There were things in the book I wasn't aware of."
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    #15Fixing Sex

    Fixing Sex
    Fixing Sex is a book written by Katrina Karkazis that tells the story of a hermaphrodite. This is a book about the struggle of an intersex and the challenges faced by people with special parts of their body.
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    Catalina Vidal
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "This is not a book meant for young adults. It was not published in 2015 and does not appear to fit the LGBT category well. "
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    #16Born Both: An Intersex Life

    Born Both: An Intersex Life

    Born Both: An Intersex Life is a book written by Hida Villoria that tells the story of how a hermaphrodite lived a normal life despite being special and unique in the aspect of gender and sex.

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    Caroline Wang
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "I think if you're just now starting to learn about intersex people and the challenges they are up against or even how they are the same as you and I.. then this is where you start. The format is easy and doesn't make it hard to understand. This is a nice way to educate yourself on how they are different.. and the same as us."
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    #17Double Exposure

    Double Exposure
    Double Exposure is a book written by Bridget Birdshall that tells the story of happiness, struggle, and triumph. This book will inspire other readers to accept their uniqueness no matter how different it is. 
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    #18Alex as Well

    Alex as Well

    Alex as Well is a book written by Alyssa Brugman that tells the story of a hermaphrodite. This is a book about the struggle of an intersex and the challenges faced by people with special parts of their body.

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    Rebecca Mason
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "Alex as Well is a great LGBT book about a hermphrodite. There is not much literature in this genre so this book by Alyssa Brugman is must read for anyone who can relate."
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    #19The Kid

    The Kid

    The Kid is a non-fiction book written by Dan Savage that tells the story of a gay American couple who decided they want to have a baby. They tackled societal judgments and struggles.

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    #20Beauty And The Bookworm

    Beauty And The Bookworm
    Beauty And The Bookworm is a funny gay romance book written by Nick Pageant that tells the story of what it's like being gay in the world full of straight people who do not understand the inner struggles.
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    Stephanie Chapman
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "I actually smiled through out this book. While I wouldn't give this book a high rating it is somewhat funny. Very cute in places and the characters are pretty great. I have a few that are my favorite already. Ideal for someone to read to laugh."
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    #21Critical Intersex (Queer Interventions)

    Critical Intersex (Queer Interventions)

    Critical Intersex is a book written by Morgan Holmes that tells the story of how a hermaphrodite lived a normal life despite being special and unique in the aspect of gender and sex.

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    Kathy Lee
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "I thought this was going to be a good book, really but it didn't interest me past the first few chapters. Wasn't intriguing to me."
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    #22Contesting Intersex: The Dubious Diagnosis

    Contesting Intersex: The Dubious Diagnosis
    Contesting Intersex: The Dubious Diagnosis is a book written by Georgiann Davis that tells the story of a hermaphrodite. This is a book about the struggle of an intersex and the challenges faced by people with special parts of their body.
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    Olivia Sheng
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "This is such an interesting read. I'm glad to see there are more LGBT books out there. This book is about the hard issues one faces about their gender and sexuality. "

Summary

Best What are the best YA LGBT books published in 2015
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens AgendaBooks 23 Paid
2Carry OnBooks 21 Paid
3All the Bright PlacesBooks 20 Paid
4We Are All Made of MoleculesBooks 18 Paid
5NimonaBooks 17 Paid
6GeorgeBooks 15 Paid
7The Darkest Part of the ForestBooks 15 Paid
8Hold Me Closer (Will Grayson, Will Grayson)Books 13 Paid
9What We Left BehindBooks 11 Paid
10Wonders of the Invisible WorldBooks 5 Paid
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