Thursday, June 9, 2016

Pride Month! Happy Pride to the Ladies!

It's Pride Month in my city.  That's right, MONTH.  It's no longer just a week.  I'm going to celebrate it on the blog by bringing up some awesome books.

This post contains some YA books of girls that fall in love with other girls.  Lovely, right? 

                                                                                                                                       

Look Both Ways
by Alison Cherry

Brooklyn Shepard is having an exciting summer.  Her theater apprenticeship at Allerdale is going well and her roommate for the summer, Zoe, is amazing. But then her friendship with Zoe becomes something more and intense and Brooklyn starts to doubt herself.

Brooklyn Shepard still has a lot to figure out and discover before the summer is over.

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Forgive Me If I've Told You This Before
by Karelia Stetz-Waters

Triinu Hoffman does not fit in in her town.  From her clothes to her shyness to her crushes on girls, everything makes her a target.

As the battle for equal rights reaches her town and divides it, Triinu will fall in love, have her heart broken, take a stand and find out what it means to be her own person.

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Keeping You a Secret
by Julie Anne Peters

Holland Jaeger has everything she could possibly need: a boyfriend, a position on the student council, great friends and a good chance of getting into a good college.  Everything is as it should be for a girl her age.

When Cece Goddard moves to her school, she changes Holland's world.  Cece does not hide who she is.  New feelings and confusing thoughts take over Holland's life.  She has to figure out who she is and what she wants.

Also, check out her other novel Lies My Girlfriend Told Me.  It's about a girl dealing with the aftermath of her girlfriend's death and the secrets she discovers afterwards.

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No One Needs to Know
by Amanda Grace

Olivia has always been able to drive away her twin brother's girlfriends.  But this summer that all changes when her brother meets Zoey.  She is outspoken and smart and even worse is she sees through every one of Olivia's schemes.

As they get to know each other, Olivia and Zoey go from enemies to friends to something more.  Olivia falls hard for Zoey but so does her brother.  Olivia will have to decide whether or not her happiness is more important than her brother's.

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Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel
by Sara Farizan

Leila is not a risk taker.  She keeps to herself and has avoided crushing on anyone at her school.  Enter Saskia, who is beautiful and elegant and Leila is unable to stop herself from falling for her.

But does Saskia feel the same?  Leila sometimes thinks that she might.  As Leila explores her feelings and shares them with some of her classmates, she begins to realize that everyone's lives are complicated and everyone is keeping a secret of their own.

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Skim
written by Mariko Tamaki
illustrated by Jillian Tamaki 

When the boyfriend of a classmate commits suicide, the school Skim goes to goes into mourning.  As everyone around her tries to support each other and push the positives of life, Skim falls into an even deeper depression.

And when love finds Skim, it only makes things worse.

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   MUSIC RECOMMENDATION                                                                           

Tegan and Sara do not need any introduction.  They are amazing women who are open and positive about who they are.  Also, they turn out some amazing tunes.  Check them out!



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