Jenn Marie Thorne’s The Inside of Out falls just short of where I want it to, a little too earnest for my tastes and not quite sharp enough to make me want to stick around.
I’m a rather inexperienced manga reader, but I was drawn to Wandering Son by the art, and the theme: A story about two transgender children crossing paths and exploring their gender together and with their friends. While I’m surrounded by people who read and love manga, I have to blame my friend Y for dragging me into […]
Sarah Farizan’s If You Could Be Mine is a short but complex and fascinating read set in modern-day Iran, where two young women face the end of their relationship as one’s parents arrange a marriage for her and the other is left behind. In a nation where homosexuality is strictly taboo and illegal, Sahar and […]
I could have sworn that I reviewed this book when I first read it, but when I searched my archives, I discovered that I hadn’t. It might be because every time I try to talk about The Summer Prince, the result is usually a bunch of flaily arm gestures and some inarticulate noises, which doesn’t […]
Malinda Lo’s Ash has been on my to-read list for quite a long time, and I finally picked up a copy when I was at WisCon (and foolishly didn’t ask her to sign it even though she was at the Con). When I got ’round to reading this retelling of Cinderella, I was glad I […]
Will Grayson, Will Grayson is a young adult novel cowritten in a series of alternating chapters which narrate a series of events as they intersect with young love, musical theatre, and even Shrodinger’s cat. I’m not familiar with David Levithan, but I do known John Green’s work, and his writing voice is unmistakable here; crisp, […]