Auckland Libraries: Book list

LGBTIQ teen fiction

Ngā Pukapuka paki LGBTIQ rangatahi

​Stories of love, loss, discovery, and identity for LGBTIQ teens.

Look past

Eric Devine

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The daughter of a conservative local pastor is murdered, and the killer is now taunting Avery, a transgender boy, with messages claiming the murder was revenge for her relationship with Avery.

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Girl mans up

M-E Girard

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All Pen wants is to be the kind of girl she's always been. So why does everyone have a problem with it? They think the way she looks and acts means she's trying to be a boy that she should quit trying to be something she's not.

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Gracefully Grayson

Ami Polonsky

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What if who you are on the outside doesn't match who you are on the inside? Grayson Sender has been holding onto a secret for what seems like forever: he is a girl on the inside, stuck in the wrong gender's body.

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More than this

Patrick Ness

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A boy named Seth drowns, losing his life as the pounding sea claims him. But then he wakes. He is naked, thirsty, starving. But alive. How is that possible? He remembers dying. So how is he here? And where is this place?

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Two boys kissing

David Levithan

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A chorus of men who died of AIDS observes and yearns to help a cross-section of today's gay teens who navigate new love, long-term relationships, coming out, self-acceptance, and more in a society that has changed in many ways.

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Beautiful music for ugly children

Kirstin Cronn-Mills

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Gabe has always identified as a boy, but he was born with a girl's body. With his new public access radio show gaining in popularity, Gabe struggles with romance, friendships, and parents - all while trying to come out as transgendered.

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Aristotle and Dante discover the secrets of the universe

Benjamin Alire. Sáenz

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Fifteen-year-old Ari Mendoza is an angry loner with a brother in prison, but when he meets Dante and they become friends, Ari starts to ask questions about himself, his parents, and his family that he has never asked before.

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The miseducation of Cameron Post

Emily M. Danforth

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In the early 1990s, when gay teenager Cameron Post rebels against her conservative Montana ranch town and her family decides she needs to change her ways, she is sent to a gay conversion therapy center.

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Will Grayson, Will Grayson

John Green

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When two teens, one gay and one straight, meet accidentally and discover that they share the same name, their lives become intertwined as one begins dating the other's best friend, who produces a play revealing his relationship with them both.

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Luna

Julie Anne. Peters

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Fifteen-year-old Regan's life, which has always revolved around keeping her older brother Liam's transsexuality a secret, changes when Liam decides to start the process of "transitioning" by telling his family and friends that he is a girl.

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Rubyfruit jungle

Rita Mae. Brown

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Born a bastard, Molly Bolt is adopted by a dirt-poor Southern couple who want something better for their daughter. As she grows to realize she's different, Molly decides not to apologize for that.

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