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Eight Seconds. Another Kind of Cowboy. Reviewed by Sally Kruger, aka "Readingjunky" for Cleo O'Shea rides horses.

Another Kind of Cowboy

Her wealthy parents work in the movie business and have raised Cleo through a series of housekeepers, drivers, and other assorted caretakers. When Cleo's poor choices lead her into troubled times, they decide to enroll her in a boarding school on Vancouver Island. Boy Meets Boy. Conflicted Response I read this book because I sincerely believe that I was the sole gay teenager in the country who hadn't read it yet.

Boy Meets Boy

So, even though I hate with a passion the glossy-covered forgettable wad that is mass-printed teen-targeted pulp fiction, I relented and bought it. The book itself completely skips the awkward, sappy clichés that gay teen literature goes over again and again and again. Baby Be-Bop (Weetzie Bat Series) Absolute Brightness. Reviewed by Jaglvr for Leonard Pelkey doesn't fit in anywhere.

Absolute Brightness

His mother has died, leaving him with Phoebe's uncle, now his legal guardian. But Uncle Mike has plans to go to Mexico to invest in cattle. So Phoebe's mom, Ellen, arranges for Leonard to come and live with them in Neptune, New Jersey. But Neptune isn't ready for Leonard. 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful. Was this review helpful? Evolution, Me and Other Freaks of Nature. Brilliant!

Evolution, Me and Other Freaks of Nature

I have never read a book like this before! Evolution, Me, and Other Freaks of Nature is a brilliant piece of literature about religion and science, finding your place in the world and young love. Mena Reece has done something so unspeakable it got her kicked out of her church. No she is left to deal with the kids from her youth group picking her out to torture. How ironic, right? The kids from Mena's former church refuse to listen to Ms. As this is happening Casey and Mena are also working on their science project behind the backs of Mena's parents because she isn't supposed to over at a boys house.

Gemini Bites. Gemini Bites is the kind of book that will definitely leave an i Gemini Bites is the kind of book that will definitely leave an impression on you and whether or not that's a good or bad one, will depend on how you feel about a few things.

Gemini Bites

Firstly, how do you feel about 2 siblings that hate each other? Secondly, how do you feel about sexual content in the books you read, gay or otherwise? Thirdly, how do you fell about vampires? Jack. Openly Straight. Openly Straight by Bill Konigsberg follows a teenage boy named R Openly Straight by Bill Konigsberg follows a teenage boy named Rafe who wants to leave his life in Colorado behind him and go to an all boys school on the east coast.

Openly Straight

Empress of the World. Wow, where are all these good reviews coming from?

Empress of the World

I was really excited to finally read this book when I got my hands on a copy of it. The Martian Child: A Novel About a Single Father Adopting a Son. The Martian Child - David Gerrold I absolutely LOVED this book.

The Martian Child: A Novel About a Single Father Adopting a Son

I saw the movie several times before I read the book, and fell in love with both of the main characters. Of course, the book is completely different. Two Boys Kissing. Navigating the Darwin Straits. October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Shepard. The Miseducation of Cameron Post. As Nature Made Him: The Boy Who Was Raised as a Girl. Shine. Scars. Total Emotion The fact that author Cheryl Rainfield is a former cutter and an abuse survivor makes Scars even more chilling than it would have been otherwise.


Kendra is a victim of sexual abuse but she has repressed her memory of her abuser. Family Outing: A Guide to the Coming-Out Process for Gays, Lesbians and Their Families. 'Truly Touched' This is definitely the book you want to read before you face the difficulties you can have with telling your family and friends your gay.

Family Outing: A Guide to the Coming-Out Process for Gays, Lesbians and Their Families

I wish there had been such a book when I was growing up. Kissing Kate. Best Book I've Read So Far Kissing Kate is, hands down, the best book I have read in a very long time, if not forever. I read it in two days and loved every second of it. Her sister reminds me so much of my sister. This book is sensitive, funny, touching, and so realistic. The Difference Between You and Me. I wanted to like this more I'm torn about this book. There were certain sections I thought were perfectly done whereas others I found dull. The story is told primarily from the point of view of Jesse, an out and proud, opinionated teenage girl who spends her time creating manifestos for kids on the outskirts. Interspersed throughout are chapters from the point of view of Emily, the pretty, popular, student council vice president whom Jesse spends Tuesday afternoons secretly making out with.

Ask the Passengers. From the Notebooks of Melanin Sun. Parrotfish. Reviewed by Jennifer Wardrip, aka "The Genius" for Ash. Reviewed by Samantha Clanton, aka Harlequin Twilight for There's something about fairy tales that always feel magical. No matter the story, no matter the characters, there is something about them that just makes you feel the magic inside them. ASH makes you feel every bit of that magic, and more. Just about everyone, everyone female at least, over the age of 13 or so has heard and/or seen the story of Cinderella. Whether it is Disney's version or the classic fairy tale or the Brothers Grimm version or even one of the other hundreds of versions that have been created over the years, we all know it.

Love and Leftovers. Gorgeous, Brilliant, Could Not Put It Down! Oh, wow. Out of the Ordinary: Essays on Growing up with Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Parents. In another Part of the Forest: An Anthology of Gay Short Fiction. Trailblazing: The True Story of America's First Openly Gay Track Coach. The Letter Q: Queer Writers' Notes to their Younger Selves. When the Drama Club Is Not Enough. Completely Queer: The Gay and Lesbian Encyclopedia. Revolutionary Voices. It Gets Better: Coming Out, Overcoming Bullying, and Creating a Life Worth Living. A selection of videos and essays for teachers, parents, teens and more In response to the news of bullying and suicides, Savage and Miller made and uploaded a video 9/22/10 to tell teens it gets better.

They expected 100 total videos. W/in 24 hours a second video was uploaded. In 3 days, there were over 200 videos; at the end of the week there were 1000. In week 4, President Obama has a video to upload. 8 out of 9 people found this review helpful. Was this review helpful? Unbearable Lightness: A Story of Loss and Gain. Portia de Rossi is known for portraying hard, self-confident wom Portia de Rossi is known for portraying hard, self-confident women in tv shows, but in reality she lived a life lacking of self confidence and fighting internal demons.

Dangerous Angels: The Weetzie Bat Books. Love Is the Higher Law by David Levithan. Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out. Sprout. Reviewed by Lauren Ashley for Freak Show. Reviewed by Karin Librarian for Moon at Nine.