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Queen of coin and whispers [eAudioBook]

Queen of coin and whispers [eAudioBook]
Corcoran, Helen
'She loved me as I loved her, fierce as a bloodied blade.' When teenage queen Lia inherits her corrupt uncle?s bankrupt kingdom, she brings a new spymaster into the fold ... Xania, who takes the job to avenge her murdered father. 

Clancy of the undertow

Clancy of the undertow
Currie, Christopher

In a dead-end town like Barwen a girl only has to be a little different to feel like a freak. And Clancy, a typical sixteen-year-old misfit with a moderately dysfunctional family, a genuine interest in Nature Club and a major crush on the local hot girl, is packing a capital F.


Finding Nevo : how I confused everyone

Finding Nevo : how I confused everyone
Zisin, Nevo

Meet Nevo: girl, boy, he, she, him, her, they, them, daughter, son, teacher, student, friend, gay, bi, lesbian, trans, homo, Jew, dyke, masculine, feminine, androgynous, queer. Nevo was not born in the wrong body. Nevo just wants everyone to catch up with all that Nevo is.


Meg & Linus

Meg & Linus
Nowinski, Hanna

Meg and Linus are best friends bound by a shared love of school, a coffee obsession, and being queer. It's not always easy to be the nerdy lesbian of gay kid in a suburban town. But they have each other. And a few Star Trek boxed sets. They're pretty happy. 


Girl [heart] girl

Girl [heart] girl

In 2010, at 17, LucySutcliffe began an online friendship with Kaelyn, a young veterinary student from Michigan. Within months, they began a long distance relationship, finally meeting in the summer of 2011.


This book is gay

This book is gay
Dawson, James

Former PSHCE teacher and acclaimed YA author James Dawson gives an uncensored look at what it's like to grow up as LGBT. Including testimonials from people across the gender and sexual spectrums, this frank, funny, fully inclusive book explores everything anyone who ever dared to wonder wants to know. 


Our own private universe

Our own private universe
Talley, Robin

Fifteen-year-old Aki Simon has a theory. And it's mostly about sex. No, it isn't that kind of theory. Aki already knows she's bisexual, even if, until now, it's mostly been in the hypothetical sense. 


The flywheel

The flywheel
Gough, Erin

Seventeen-year-old Delilah's crazy life is about to get crazier. Ever since her father took off overseas she's been struggling to run the family's cafe without him. But after a misjudged crush of one of the cool girls, Del has become the school punchline. 


Queens of geek

Queens of geek
Wilde, Jen

Three friends go to a convention and find love--and themselves.


No holding back

No holding back
Evangelista, Kate

Everyone knows that Nathan is in love with his best friend, Preston, but Preston doesn't know. Preston is heading off to train for the Olympics swim team so there is very little time for Nathan to come clean about his feelings. Will a whirlwind trip to Europe help things along?


One man guy

One man guy
Barakiva, Michael

When Alek's high-achieving, Armenian-American parents send him to summer school, he thinks his summer is ruined. But then he meets Ethan, who opens his world in a series of truly unexpected ways.


Two boys kissing

Two boys kissing
Levithan, David



Juliet takes a breath

Juliet takes a breath
Rivera, Gabby

Juliet's head is spinning with questions. Will her beautiful, chaotic Puerto Rican family still love her when they find out she's gay? Will an internship with her favourite author help her understand what kind of feminist she wants to be? And why won't her girlfriend return her calls?


Honor girl

Honor girl
Thrash, Maggie

"Maggie Thrash has spent basically every summer of her fifteen-year-old life at the one-hundred-year-old Camp Bellflower for Girls, set deep in the heart of Appalachia. She's from Atlanta, she's never kissed a guy, she's into Backstreet Boys in a really deep way, and her long summer days are full...


Saving Montgomery Sole

Saving Montgomery Sole
Tamaki, Mariko

An outcast teen girl explores the mysteries of friendship, family, faith, and phenomena, including the greatest mystery of all--herself.


South of Sunshine

South of Sunshine
Elmendorf, Dana

Kaycee Jean McCoy has lived her entire life in Sunshine, Tennessee. Sweet tea flows through her veins and "yes ma'am" is ingrained in her DNA. In Sunshine, going to church is basically mandatory, and gay had better be your mood and not your sexual orientation. 


The Sidekicks

The Sidekicks
Kostakis, William

All Ryan, Harley and Miles had in common was Isaac. They lived different lives, had different interests and kept different secrets. But they shared the same best friend. They were sidekicks. And now that Isaac's gone, what does that make them?


One step

One step
Daddo, Andrew

At 15, Dylan is struggling. He's struggling with his explosive acne that has declared war on his face, struggling with his pushy younger sister, struggling with his nagging mum and her lame and misguided attempts to 'connect' with him, struggling with his dad who never seems to have time for him ...


Openly straight

Openly straight
Konigsberg, Bill



Will Grayson, Will Grayson

Will GraysonWill Grayson
Green, John, 1977-

When two teens, one gay and one straight, meet accidentally and discover that they share the same name, their lives become intertwined as one begins dating the other's best friend, who produces a play revealing his relationship with them both.


The art of being normal

The art of being normal
Williamson, Lisa, 1980-

Two boys. Two secrets. David Piper has always been an outsider. His parents think he's gay. The school bully thinks he's a freak. Only his two best friends know the real truth - David wants to be a girl. On the first day at his new school Leo Denton has one goal - to be invisible.


Been here all along

Been here all along
Hall, Sandy

Gideon always has a plan. His plans include running for class president, leading the yearbook committee, and having his choice of colleges. They do not include falling head over heels for his best friend and next-door neighbor, Kyle. It's a distraction. It's pointless, as Kyle is already dating the gorgeous and popular head cheerleader.


Drama rama

Drama rama
Lockhart, E.

Two fabulous theatre geeks. One boy, one girl. One gay, one straight. One black, one white. And SUMMER DRAMA CAMP. It's a season of hormones, hissy fits, jazz hands, song and dance and true love. One hot summer will determine their future and test their friendship.


Drag teen : a tale of angst and wigs

Drag teen : a tale of angst and wigs
Self, Jeffery

JT is a gay high school senior determined to get out of Clearwater, Florida, and be the first person in his family to go to college, even though he can not figure out how to pay for it--until his friends convince him to compete in a dragteen competition where the first prize is a college scholarship.


My lovely Frankie

My lovely Frankie
Clarke, Judith

A masterful, moving story about a teenage boy caught between faith and love, by one of Australia's finest YA writers.


Every little piece of my heart [eBook]

When Sophie receives a parcel from her best friend, Freya, she expects it to contain the reason why Freya left town so suddenly, without goodbyes and without explanation. Instead, she finds a letter addressed to Win, a girl Freya barely knew - or did she? 


19 love songs [ebook]

19 love songs [ebook]
Levithan, David

A Valentine's Day in the life of Every Day's protagonist 'A'. A return to the characters of Two Boys Kissing. 19LoveSongs, from New York Times bestselling author David Levithan, delivers all of these stories and more.


Invisible boys [ebook]

Invisible boys [ebook]
Sheppard, Holden

On the surface, nerd Zeke, punk Charlie and footy wannabe Hammer look like they have nothing in common. But scratch that surface and you'd find three boys in the throes of coming to terms with their homosexuality in a town where it is invisibleInvisible Boys is a raw, confronting YA novel. 


My brother's name is Jessica [ebook]
Boyne, John

Luckily for Sam, his older brother, Jason, has always been there for him. Sam idolises Jason, who seems to have life sorted - he's kind, popular, amazing at football, and girls are falling over themselves to date him. But then one evening Jason calls his family together to tell them that he's been struggling with a secret for a long time.


Moon at Nine [ebook]

Moon at Nine [ebook]
Ellis, Deborah



Who's that girl [ebook]

Who's that girl [ebook]

Junior Nattie McCullough has always been that under-the-radar straight girl who hangs out in the cafeteria with her gay-straight alliance friends. She's never been the girlthat gets the guy, let alone the girlthat gets a hit song named after her.


I'll give you the sun

I'll give you the sun [ebook]
NelsonJandyPremiers' Reading Challenge Years 9 and 10

Jude and her twin Noah were incredibly close - until a tragedy drove them apart, and now they are barely speaking. Then Jude meets a cocky, broken, beautiful boy as well as a captivating new mentor, both of whom may just need her as much as she needs them.  


Jack of Hearts (and other parts)

Jack of hearts (and other parts) [ebook]

Meet Jack Rothman. He's seventeen and loves partying, makeup and boys - sometimes all at the same time. His sex life makes him the hot topic for the high school gossip machine. But who cares? Like Jack always says, 'it could be worse'. He doesn't actually expect that to come true. 


Dress codes for small towns [ebook]

Dress codes for small towns [ebook]

As the tomboy daughter of the town's preacher, Billie McCaffrey has always struggled with fitting the mold of what everyone says she should be. She'd rather wear sweats, build furniture, and get into trouble with her solid group of friends: Woods, Mash, Davey, Fifty, and Janie Lee. 


Wayward son

Wayward son

The story is supposed to be over. Simon Snow did everything he was supposed to do. He beat the villain. He won the war. He even fell in love. Now comes the good part, right? Now comes the happily ever after. What he needs, according to his best friend, is a change of scenery.


Quiver : a novel [ebook]

Quiver : a novel [ebook]

Libby is the oldest child of six, going on seven, in a family that adheres to the "quiverfull" lifestyle: strict evangelical Christians who believe that they should have as many children as God allows because children are like arrows in the quiver of "God's righteous warriors." 


Autoboyography [ebook]

Autoboyography [ebook]
Lauren, Christina

High school senior Tanner Scott has hidden his bisexuality since his family moved to Utah, but he falls hard for Sebastian, a Mormon mentoring students in a writing seminar Tanner's best friend convinced him to take.


Birdy Flynn [ebook]

Birdy Flynn [ebook]

It is the summer and a group of children are playing down by a stream when they do a terrible thing. Something that Birdy tries unsuccesfully to avert. While the other children in the gang find it easy to forget what they have done, Birdy is trapped in the moment and feels bound to do something...


Amelia Westlake

Amelia Westlake [ebook]
Harriet Price has the perfect life: she's a prefect at Rosemead Grammar, she lives in a mansion, and her gorgeous girlfriend is a future prime minister. So when she decides to risk it all by helping bad-girl Will Everhart expose the school's many ongoing issues, Harriet tells herself it's because...