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Teen and YA books with LGBT characters

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Representation is so important, both for teens who are themselves LGBT and also for others to gain more empathy and understanding.

These books for teens and young adults all feature lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender characters and relationships.

  • Sugar Rush

    Author: Julie Burchill

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  • Sugar Rush

    Author: Julie Burchill

    Shortlisted for the 2005 Booktrust Teenage Prize, this is a controversial and daring look at the gritty reality of teenage experie…

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  • Kiss

    Author: Jacqueline Wilson Illustrator: Nick Sharratt

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  • Kiss

    Author: Jacqueline Wilson Illustrator: Nick Sharratt

    Wilson skilfully combines an approachable and involving teenage story with a debate about true friendship, sexual identity and gro…

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  • The Traitor Game

    Author: B R Collins Illustrator: Peter Bailey

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  • The Traitor Game

    Author: B R Collins Illustrator: Peter Bailey

    Set in two worlds, both real and fantasy, this intelligent and moving story of friendship, fear, misunderstanding and forgiveness,…

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  • Inheritance

    Author: Balli Kaur Jaswal

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  • Inheritance

    Author: Balli Kaur Jaswal

    As a newly-independent Singapore struggles to establish its own identity and economic stability, a single father in the Punjabi Si…

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  • Hollow Pike

    Author: Juno Dawson

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  • Hollow Pike

    Author: Juno Dawson

    Lis London had hoped that a move to the country would allow her to escape not only the bullies but also her recurring nightmares

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  • Out

    Author: Joanna Kenrick

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  • Out

    Author: Joanna Kenrick

    A quick and simple read which nonetheless does justice to the complex feelings and emotions of the characters, as they deal with t…

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  • Noteworthy

    Author: Riley Redgate

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  • Noteworthy

    Author: Riley Redgate

    Presenting herself as Julian, Jordan successfully auditions for an all-male a capella group and is forced to consider what it mean…

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  • Ash

    Author: Malinda Lo

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  • Ash

    Author: Malinda Lo

    In this bewitching and sophisticated re-interpretation of the Cinderella story, lonely orphan Ash falls in love not with a handsom…

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  • Undone

    Author: Cat Clarke

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  • Undone

    Author: Cat Clarke

    Jem and Kai have always been best friends - until Kai commits suicide and Jem's world collapses.

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