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Bermudez Triangle

Maureen Johnson
lesbiska bokbloggen

Om vad som händer med tre tjejers vänskap när en av dem kommer tillbaka från ett sommarläger och upptäcker att de andra två har blivit kära i varandra. Hur hanterar gruppen den förändringen?

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It is the summer before their senior year in Saratoga Springs, New York. At first, organized, serious Nina has trouble adjusting to her leadership workshop at Stanford University. Although she desperately misses Avery and Mel who are waitresses at a restaurant back home, she quickly falls head over heels for eco-warrior Steve, who has grown up in a commune on the West Coast - so different from Nina's secure middle-class experience.
When she returns to New York, she immediately senses that Mel and Avery are keeping secrets and soon discovers that they have become lovers. Rocked to the core, Nina wishes them happiness, but feels excluded and lonely, especially as her long-distance relationship begins to deteriorate. As is typical for teens, the girls obsess ad nauseam over their romantic relationships. Yet this narrow focus lends authenticity to the narrative, and listeners will become drawn into the characters' lives as they stumble toward adulthood, fall in and out of love, enlarge their circle of friends, and rethink their values.

Dare truth or promise

Paula Boock
lesbiska bokbloggen

Om första kärleken, att hitta sig själv, komma ut och problem som heteronormen medför. Välskrivet och engagerande med tredimensionella huvud-och bikaraktärer.

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A love story with a difference - girl meets girl, they fall in love. A powerful and turbulent novel about first love and crossing boundaries.Louie is a prefect at Woodhaugh High. She plays hockey, passes exams and acts in school plays. She's going to be a lawyer.Willa lives in a pub. She had an affair with the daughter of a preacher and was kicked out of Miller Park College. She just wants to get through her final exams and become a chef. Quietly.Then they fall in love - fast. And everything the girls were sure of - their families, their friends, their faith, their identities - are called into question. Willa and Louie face the consequences, difficulties and joys of their relationship.A fast-paced, turbulent but ultimately uplifting story of deep, painful, heart-wrenching first love.

Empress of the world

Sara Ryan
lesbiska bokbloggen

Om två tjejer som blir kära på ett sommarläger. En av få ungdomsböcker som behandlar bisexualitet.

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Nicola Lancaster is spending her summer at the Siegel Institute, a hothouse of smart, intense teenagers. She soon falls in with Katrina (Manic Computer Chick), Isaac (Nice-Guy-Despite-Himself), Kevin (Inarticulate Composer) . . . and Battle, a beautiful blond dancer. The two become friends--and then, startlingly, more than friends. What do you do when you think you're attracted to guys, and then you meet a girl who steals your heart? A trailblazing debut, reissued with an introduction by acclaimed author David Levithan, and copious back matter, including three graphic novel stories by Sara Ryan (and artists Steve Leiber, Dylan Meconis, and Natalie Nourigat) about the characters.

Finding H.F

Julia Watts
lesbiska bokbloggen

Om H.F som åker på en road trip med sin bästa vän för att hitta sin mamma som övergav H.F när hon föddes. H.F hittar något viktigare på vägen; nämligen sig själv.

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Abandoned by her mother and raised by her loving but religiously zealous grandmother, 16-year-old Heavenly Faith Simms (H.F. for short) has never felt like she belonged anywhere. When she finds her mother's address in a drawer, she and her best friend, Bo, an emotionally repressed gay boy, hit the road in Bo's scrap heap of a car and head south. Their journey through the heart of the American South awakens both teens to the realization that there is a life waiting for them that is very different from what they have known and that the concept of family is more far-reaching than they had ever imagined.

Fun Home

Alison Bechdel
lesbiska bokbloggen

Grafisk memoar om känslan av att vara instängd och lättnaden som kommer efter att ha kommit ut. Att omvärdera sig själv för att sedan hitta sig själv.

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One of the most eagerly anticipated graphic memoirs of recent years, Fun Home is a darkly funny family tale, pitch-perfectly illustrated with Alison Bechdel's sweetly gothic drawings. Like Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis, it's a story exhilaratingly suited to graphic memoir form. Meet Alison's father, a historic preservation expert and obsessive restorer of the family's Victorian home, a third-generation funeral home director, a high-school English teacher, an icily distant parent, and a closeted homosexual who, as it turns out, is involved with his male students and the family babysitter. Through narrative that is alternately heartbreaking and fiercely funny, we are drawn into a daughter's complex yearning for her father. When Alison comes out as homosexual herself in late adolescence, the denouement is swift, graphic, and redemptive.

Keeping you a secret

Julie Anne Peters
lesbiska bokbloggen

Om att våga ta steget och de problem som homosexuella möter i samhället. Bra samhällskritik men inte nödvändigtvis en bok att läsa om en funderar på att komma ut eftersom den fokuserar lite för mycket på problem som kan uppstå. “The best thing about coming out is, it's totally liberating. You feel like you've made this incredible discovery about yourself and you want to share it and be open and honest and not spend all your time wondering how is this person going to react, or should I be careful around this person, or what will the neighbors say? And it's more. It's about getting past the question of what's wrong with me, to knowing there's nothing wrong, that you were born this way. You're a normal person and a beautiful person and you should be proud of who you are. You deserve to live with dignity and show people your pride.”

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This is a moving love story between two girls in high school. Written in Peters's trademark breezy, humorous style with a layer of deep feeling just beneath the surface, this is a worthy successor to Nancy Garden's classic young adult coming out novel, Annie on My Mind.

Kissing Kate

Lauren Myracle
lesbiska bokbloggen

Om att kyssa en god vän som sedan inte visar sig vara intresserad. Handlar främst om huvudpersonens inre resa, identitet och komma ut process.

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Kate was Lissa's best friend. they ve shared everything for four years. then one night at a drunken party, Kate leaned in to kiss Lissa, and Lissa kissed her back. And now Kate is pretending Lissa doesn't exist. Confused and alone, Lissa's left questioning everything she thought she knew about herself, and about life. but with the help of a free-spirit new friend, Lissa's beginning to find the strength to realize that sometimes falling in love with the wrong person is the only way to find your footing.

Stjärnor utan svindel

Louise Boije af Gennäs
lesbiska bokbloggen

Om en vuxen kvinna som för första gången blir kär i en annan kvinna.

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Allt tycks gå på räls för Sophie; hon är framgångsrik författare, tjänar pengar och är en självklar gäst på allsköns partyn. Tills hon möter Kaja ... Livet ställs på huvudet och ingenting blir någonsin som förut.

Stjärnor utan svindel utkom 1996 och blev Louise Boije af Gennäs stora genombrottsroman som sålde i över 150.000 exemplar. Nu kommer den i nyutgåva i samband med att Högre än alla himlar utkommer i pocket.

"Sveriges kvinnor har fått en egen Ulf Lundell, fast Louise Boije af Gennäs skriver bättre om sex." Resumé

The Miseducation of Cameron Post

Emily M. Danforth
lesbiska bokbloggen

Om att bli skickad till ett läger som ska bota en från homosexualitet och anpassa en till heteronormen. Att trots detta inte anpassa sig till andras förväntningar.

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Set in rural Montana in the early 1990s, emily m. danforth’s The Miseducation of Cameron Post is a powerful and widely acclaimed YA coming-of-age novel in the tradition of the classic Annie on My Mind.

Cameron Post feels a mix of guilt and relief when her parents die in a car accident. Their deaths mean they will never learn the truth she eventually comes to—that she's gay. Orphaned, Cameron comes to live with her old-fashioned grandmother and ultraconservative aunt Ruth. There she falls in love with her best friend, a beautiful cowgirl. When she’s eventually outed, her aunt sends her to God’s Promise, a religious conversion camp that is supposed to “cure” her homosexuality. At the camp, Cameron comes face to face with the cost of denying her true identity.

The Miseducation of Cameron Post is a stunning and provocative literary debut that was a finalist for the YALSA Morris Award and was named to numerous “best” lists.
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