The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas Published by Balzer + Bray on February 28th 2017 Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult, YA Pages: 464 Goodreads Sixteen-year-old Starr lives in two worlds: the poor neighbourhood where she was born and raised and her posh high school in the suburbs. The uneasy balance between them is shattered when Starr is the only witness to the fatal shooting of her unarmed best friend, Khalil,...

By Your Side by Kasie West

By Your Side by Kasie West Published by HarperTeen on January 31st 2017 Genres: Romance, Young Adult, YA, Fiction Pages: 352 Goodreads In this irresistible story, Kasie West explores the timeless question of what to do when you fall for the person you least expect. Witty and romantic, this paperback original from a fan favorite is perfect for fans of Stephanie Perkins and Morgan Matson. When Autumn Collins finds herself...

Last Seen Leaving by Caleb Roehrig

Last Seen Leaving by Caleb Roehrig Published by Feiwel & Friends on October 4th 2016 Genres: Contemporary, Thriller, Young Adult, YA, LGBTQIA, LGBT Pages: 336 Goodreads Flynn's girlfriend has disappeared. How can he uncover her secrets without revealing his own? Flynn's girlfriend, January, is missing. The cops are asking questions he can't answer, and her friends are telling stories that don't add up. All eyes are on Flynn—as January's boyfriend,...

When the Moon was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore

When the Moon Was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore Published by Thomas Dunne Books on October 4th 2016 Genres: Magic Realism, Romance, LGBTQIA, Young Adult, YA Pages: 288 Goodreads When the Moon Was Ours follows two characters through a story that has multicultural elements and magical realism, but also has central LGBT themes—a transgender boy, the best friend he’s falling in love with, and both of them deciding how they want...

Engaging and Important: Girl Mans Up by M-E Girard

Girl Mans Up by M-E Girard Published by HarperTeen on September 6th 2016 Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult, YA Pages: 384 Goodreads 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. If she dresses...

A Complicated and Cute Romance: How to Make Out by Brianna Shrum

How to Make Out by Brianna Shrum Published by Sky Pony Press on September 6th 2016 Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult, YA Pages: 284 Goodreads Sixteen-year-old Renley needs three thousand dollars for the math club’s trip to New York City, and she knows exactly how to get it: she’s going to start a how-to blog where people pay for answers to all of life’s questions from a “certified expert.” The...

Faith & Sexuality: Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit by Jaye Robin Brown

Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit by Jaye Robin Brown Published by HarperTeen on August 30th 2016 Genres: Contemporary, Romance, YA, Young Adult, LGBTQIA Pages: 432 Goodreads Joanna Gordon has been out and proud for years, but when her popular radio evangelist father remarries and decides to move all three of them from Atlanta to the more conservative Rome, Georgia, he asks Jo to do the impossible: to lie low...

Short & Sweet: Been Here All Along by Sandy Hall

Been Here All Along by Sandy Hall Published by Swoon Reads on August 30th 2016 Genres: Contemporary, Romance, LGBTQIA, Young Adult, YA Pages: 224 Goodreads Gideon always has a plan. His plans include running for class president, becoming head of the yearbook committee, and having his choice of colleges. They do NOT include falling head over heels for his best friend and next door neighbor, Kyle. It’s a distraction. It’s...

Unscripted Joss Byrd by Lygia Day Peñaflor

Unscripted Joss Byrd by Lygia Day Peñaflor on August 23rd 2016 Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult, YA Pages: 224 Goodreads Hollywood critics agree. Joss Byrd is "fiercely emotional," a young actress with "complete conviction," and a "powerhouse." Joss Byrd is America's most celebrated young actress, but on the set of her latest project, a gritty indie film called The Locals, Joss's life is far from glamorous. While struggling with her mother's...

You Know Me Well by David Levithan and Nina LaCour

You Know Me Well by David Levithan, Nina LaCour Published by St. Martin's Press on June 7th 2016 Genres: Contemporary, LGBTQIA, Young Adult, YA Pages: 246 Goodreads Who knows you well? Your best friend? Your boyfriend or girlfriend? A stranger you meet on a crazy night? No one, really? Mark and Kate have sat next to each other for an entire year, but have never spoken. For whatever reason, their...