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M or F? Gay teen Marcus helps his friend Frannie chat up her crush online, but then becomes convinced that the crush is falling for him instead.

Gay teen Marcus helps his friend Frannie chat up her crush online, but then becomes convinced that the crush is falling for him instead.

In Afghanistan ... the birth of a son is cause for celebration and the arrival of a daughter is often mourned as a misfortune. A bacha posh ... is a third kind of child - a girl temporarily raised as a boy and presented as such to the outside world ... [This is] a powerful and moving account of those secretly living on the other side of a deeply segregated society where women have almost no rights and little freedom.

The Underground Girls Of Kabul: The Hidden Lives of Afghan Girls Disguised as Boys by Jenny Nordberg.

Sixteen-year-old Walker has accidentally discvered that two female classmates are lovers. When a rabid evangelical preacher arrives in their town, a witch-hunt is launched against gay students and Walker, for some reason, is the prime target. Walker knows the quickest way to divert the attention would be to give away the girls' secret - but should he sacrifice their peace of mind for his?

Sixteen-year-old Walker has accidentally discvered that two female classmates are lovers. When a rabid evangelical preacher arrives in their town, a witch-hunt is launched against gay students and Walker, for some reason, is the prime target. Walker knows the quickest way to divert the attention would be to give away the girls' secret - but should he sacrifice their peace of mind for his?

This story begins on a windy summer's day in the Chilterns when the calm, organised life of Joe Rose is shattered by a ballooning accident. What happens is shocking and tragic, but strangely inconsequential. The consequences come after, for that fatal accident brings Joe together briefly, with Jed Parry.

Read about the book: Enduring Love - \'The finest novel Ian McEwan has written in his remarkable career.

Will Grayson:  What if your oldest, wildest, only best friend started writing a musical about your life…and it made you look like a joke? What if the girl you didn’t think you were interested in started being interested in you? And who is this other guy called Will Grayson?  The other Will Grayson:  What if you are technically depressed? What if you’re in love with someone you’ve never met? And what’s the story with the guy walking around with your name?

19 Truly Brilliant Young Adult Books You Can Enjoy At Any Age. Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan

A boy named Seth drowns, desperate and alone in his final moments, 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, his bones breaking, his skull dashed upon the rocks. So how is he here? And where is this place? It looks like the suburban English town where he lived as a child, before an unthinkable tragedy happened and his family moved to America.

More Than This- From two-time Carnegie Medal winner Patrick Ness comes an enthralling and provocative new novel chronicling the life - or perhaps afterlife - of a teen trapped in a crumbling, abandoned world.

Short story about Jack and Ennis, sheep farming in Utah.

Short story about Jack and Ennis, sheep farming in Utah.

The Eye in the Door by Pat Barker. This anti-war novel (the second volume of The Regeneration Trilogy) centres on the terrible trauma suffered by young First World War veterans, but it is also about gender, class, truth, survival and love. It is bursting with energy and darkly funny.

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Rory struggles to deal with the bullying he experiences at a private boys' school. When Jo arrives from Fiji on a rugby scholarship the two young men become friends but things start to spin out of control for Rory. Is he getting too close to Jo? Is he losing his grip on himself? Or is a new identity emerging?

Crossing the Line by Ngaire Vakaruru

A group of old friends, affected by drugs, alcohol, and memories, find themselves in the middle of a crime scene.

A group of old friends, affected by drugs, alcohol, and memories, find themselves in the middle of a crime scene.

Thinking Straight. When 16-year-old Taylor Adams comes out of the closet to his parents, he gets sent to Straight To God, an institution devoted to "deprogramming" troubled teenagers and ridding them of their vices - whether it's drugs, violence, or, in Taylor's case, other boys. Taylor has no problem with being gay, though, and he has already reconciled his love for God with his love for his boyfriend Will. Taylor will learn about love, courage, rebellion and betrayal.

Thinking Straight by Robin Reardon This is about a boy's experience in a program that aims to turn gay individuals for purposes.

Yasmin’s first ever real summer hoiday begins badly when Dad announces he won’t be coming. Nevertheless, Mum is determined to make the holiday a success.  It proves to be a summer of change, of testing loyalties....

Yasmin’s first ever real summer hoiday begins badly when Dad announces he won’t be coming. Nevertheless, Mum is determined to make the holiday a success. It proves to be a summer of change, of testing loyalties.

Brothers is a book which is both compelling and intensely moving as it looks at life, death and love in the context of growing up and trying to make sense of it all. It is tender, sensitive and poignant as it deals with the sexual emergence of a teenage boy, trying to come to terms with the death of his brother and, while reading his brother's diary, discovers not only that his brother was gay, but that he himself is also.

Brothers is a book which is both compelling and intensely moving as it looks at life, death and love in the context of growing up and trying to make sense of it all. It is tender, sensitive and poignant as it deals with the sexual emergence of a teenage boy, trying to come to terms with the death of his brother and, while reading his brother's diary, discovers not only that his brother was gay, but that he himself is also.

The last thing in the world Thom Creed wants is to add to his father's pain, so he keeps secrets. Like that he has special powers. And that he's been asked to join the League - the very organization of superheroes that spurned his dad. But the most painful secret of all is one Thom can barely face himself: he's gay.

By the late, great Perry Moore, this book is a must read. If you liked The Hunger Games and you like comic book action heroes, than this book is for you!

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