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A Line in the Dark By Malinda Lo Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780735227422
Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - October 17th, 2017

Jess and Angie are best friends, so when Angie comes out and starts dating Margot, a rich girl from a different high school, Jess tries to be supportive. Jess has secretly loved Angie for a long time - and she doesn't plan on losing their relationship to the shark-infested waters of Angie's new, cliquish social circle so easily. But then a girl goes missing after a wild house party, with Jess and Angie right in the middle of it. And both of them are lying. Spooky, contemporary queer YA packed with morally complex female characters!

Review by Christina

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Queer: A Graphic History (Graphic Guides) By Meg-John Barker, Jules Scheele (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Meg-John Barker, Jules Scheele (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781785780714
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Icon Books - September 8th, 2016

The reclamation of the word "Queer" has miffed some and confused other. "Isn't that a derogatory slur?" some have asked, "If you are not gay or straight what else can you been??" Consider this book an accessible intro to gender and Queer theory. Come out wherever you are!

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Fingersmith By Sarah Waters Cover Image
ISBN: 9781573229722
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Riverhead Books - October 1st, 2002

I love listening to audiobooks whilst cleaning and was really enjoying this one while doing the dishes. There is a twist midway through Fingersmith that made me gasp and throw my hands up, dropping and shattering the dish I was holding. It's still one of my favorite moments from one of my favorite authors and preeminent Neo-Victorian writer, the great Sarah Waters. Please read anything she has written. Just don't hold onto anything fragile.