laura bray

anonymous asked:

Do you know any good YA books where the main character isn't straight? Like a gay main character or bi or pan or ace


Okay, first thing first: MORE HAPPY THAN NOT by Adam Silvera I love this book so much. It broke my heart, but it was just so right and so good. And also intersectional! Aaron Soto, that’s our main character, is Puerto Rican and it takes place in the Bronx, which is a rarely published setting.  

I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson, which is a super popular choice but I have to mention it because I feel like it reached inside my molecules and changed me. 

Ask the Passengers by A.S. King - the main character doesn’t define her sexuality, but she’s not straight. It’s a brilliant book. AS King is forever one of the YA greats. 

Beauty Queens by Libba Bray. (oh also low key representation of queer characters in the later books of the Gemma Doyle Trilogy.) Admittedly both of these are kind of low key on the representation scale. 

Lies We Tell Ourselves, by Robin Talley which I still haven’t gotten to read yet, but it takes place during the first school integrations in the 1960s about two girls, one white and one black, who fall in love. I’ve heard only amazing things. 

Pantomime by Laura Lam

Unfortunately, I don’t know any books with ace characters, except the one my friend is working on. *WINKS AND NUDGES VERY STRONGLY* Hopefully some of my followers can add to my list.