The truth is that I’m not too picky with what YA I read. Sure, I have my limits (no more than 2 depressing books a month) but for the most part I don’t like to hold myself back. I like to read all genres, so I can enter all types of worlds and meet all types of people through literature. That being said, it’s certainly harder to “meet” some people than others. For example, I have a hard time finding myself in literature (please, Riveted readers, if you find a lighter-skinned, third generation young Hispanic woman who doesn’t speak Spanish in her every day life but can speak Spanish fluently and embraces her Americanism while still being faithful to her Puerto Rican heritage, introduce me). I also find that it’s more difficult than I would like to meet LGBTQ characters. Characters in the LGBTQ community have the potential to teach me and readers everywhere so much and I definitely don’t want to miss out. To that end, I’ve compiled this list of 15 YA LGBTQ books. Most of these are books I’ve read that have characters I greatly enjoyed getting to know, others have characters I can’t wait to meet!
Did I get your favorites? Did I miss your favorites? Let me know your thoughts in the comments!