Time to recommend my top five LGBT YA books!
5. “Carry on” by Rainbow Rowell - I love it because it’s so blatantly obvious that the characters are derived from Harry Potter and Draco Malfoy. As a die-hard Drarry fan, I approve. (I adore Baz so much I bestowed my teddy bear his name).
Favorite line: “I’m going to die kissing Simon Snow. Aleister Crowley, I’m living a charmed life.” -Baz
4. “Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda” by Becky Albertalli -This is so fluffy I almost punched my wall. Honestly, I got stuck near the end because of the inevitable scene. I was so absorbed into the story I could feel the characters’ emotions as if it were mine. Plus the main character is a Drarry fan. Who wouldn’t loveeee him?
Favorite line : “Why would I want to watch other people kissing when I could be kissing you? - Simon
3. “Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe” by Benjamin Alire Saenz - I fell in love with this story since chapter one. The opening line made sure I would stay till the end of the story. This is the kind of book you’d re-read every year just so you could be reminded of how awesome it felt to be in there. And there will be a sequel! Aleister Crowley, I’m living a charmed life.
Favorite line: “And it seemed to me that Dante’s face was a map of the world. A world without any darkness. Wow, a world without darkness. How beautiful was that?” –Ari
2. “I’ll Give You the Sun” by Jandy Nelson – Noah’s point of view is one of the best I’ve read. He’s funny, smart and so mind-blowingly charming I couldn’t help but swoon each time. This book is actually the first book I’ve read in the LGBT YA genre. I’ve downloaded it before illegally and man, I finished it so fast I cried in the end because I wanted more. And more. Sequel please.
Favorite line: “What happened between us has colonized every last brain cell. I can barely tie my shoelaces. I forgot how to chew this morning,” –Noah
1. “The Song of Achilles” by Madeline Miler – You like LGBTya books? Read this. You like Greek Mythology? Read this. You’re not into this genre? Read it still! Seriously, I’d recommend this book to every person out there. It fed my curiosity on what Achilles and his famous best friend, Patroclus were really like. And you get to see Patroclus POV of the Trojan war. How awesome is that? This book has ruined me. This is a Harry Potter like addiction.
Favorite line: “They never let a hero be famous and happy. I’ll you a secret. I’m going to be the first. Swear it, Patroclus. Because you’re the reason. Swear it.” -Achilles