Tag Archives: Young adult

Reclaiming our buried gays in YA: Timekeeper & More Happy Than Not

In the past few months I have read two YA novels with vastly different takes on how they treat their gay male protagonists. Adam Silvera’s More Happy Than Not and Tara Sim’s Timekeeper. More Happy is a sci-fi lite novel … Continue reading

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The well-written YA protagonist and Tim Federle’s The Great American Whatever

A month or two ago I read Tim Federle’s gay YA dramedy/coming-of-age/grief novel The Great American Whatever. I was surprised by how much I enjoyed it, having been disillusioned by many queer YA novels as of late. It didn’t start … Continue reading

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Parrotfish by Ellen Wittlinger: Too perfect fiction

I don’t know what to make of novels that show the world as just a bit too perfect. This is what I’m struggling with in Parrotfish. This transgender-themed bildungsroman forms a narrative in which bad things happen to bad people and … Continue reading

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