Nya ungdomsböcker med intressanta teman

Det var under en lång tid vanligt att ungdomsböcker med hbtq-tema centrerade omkring att komma ut. Men livet som ung hbtq-person handlar ofta om mycket mer än komma ut processen. De senaste åren har det hänt en hel del både när det gäller kvalitet, innehåll och teman. Böcker med lesbiska huvudpersoner har ökat och det går nu att hitta positiva porträtteringar av lesbiska karaktärer i de allra flesta genrer.

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Maeve har lidit av oro och ängslan så länge hon kan minnas. Det blir värre när hennes mamma behöver resa bort i 6 månader och hon skickas att bo hos sin pappa i en annan stad. Hennes pappa kämpar att hålla sig nykter och hennes bonusmamma är gravid. Tur i oturen så träffar hon Salix, som är fullständigt orädd, och de inleder en romans som gör att flytten inte känns riktigt lika jobbig. En av få ungdomsböcker med temat psykisk ohälsa.

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Perfect for fans of Sophie Kinsella's Finding Audrey and Nicola Yoon's Everything, Everything, this is the poignant and uplifting story of Maeve, who is dealing with anxiety while falling in love with a girl who is not afraid of anything.

Think positive.
Don’t worry; be happy.
Keep calm and carry on.

Maeve has heard it all before. She’s been struggling with severe anxiety for a long time, and as much as she wishes it was something she could just talk herself out of, it’s not. She constantly imagines the worst, composes obituaries in her head, and is always ready for things to fall apart. To add to her troubles, her mom—the only one who really gets what Maeve goes through—is leaving for six months, so Maeve will be sent to live with her dad in Vancouver.

Vancouver brings a slew of new worries, but Maeve finds brief moments of calm (as well as even more worries) with Salix, a local girl who doesn’t seem to worry about anything. Between her dad’s wavering sobriety, her very pregnant stepmom insisting on a home birth, and her bumbling courtship with Salix, this summer brings more catastrophes than even Maeve could have foreseen. Will she be able to navigate through all the chaos to be there for the people she loves?
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A Good Idea

Cristina Moracho
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Fin har flyttat från sin hemstad men har, trots det, hållit kontakten med sin bästa vän, Betty. Betty försvinner och hennes pojkvän erkänner sig skyldig men hans erkännande går inte vidare till rättegång. Fin har svårt att acceptera det och reser tillbaka till sin hemstad under sommarlovet för att ta reda på vad som verkligen hände. Hon möter Serena som verkar vara den enda person som, förutom Fin, verkligen bryr sig om att hitta sanningen. De inleder en het romans men Fin inser att hon egentligen inte vet särskilt mycket om Serena. Och hur nära var egentligen Serena och Betty?

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Can the right kind of boy get away with killing the wrong kind of girl?Finley and Betty's close friendship survived Fin's ninth-grade move from their coastal Maine town to Manhattan. Calls, letters, and summer visits continued to bind them together, and in the fall of their senior year, they both applied to NYU, planning to reunite for good as roommates. Then Betty disappears. Her ex-boyfriend Calder admits to drowning her, but his confession is thrown out, and soon the entire town believes he was coerced and Betty has simply run away. Fin knows the truth, and she returns to Williston for one final summer, determined to get justice for her friend, even if it means putting her loved onesand herselfat risk. But Williston is a town full of secrets, where a delicate framework holds everything together, and Fin is not the only one with an agenda. How much is she willing to damage to get her revenge and learn the truth about Betty's disappearance, which is more complicated than she ever imaginedand infinitely more devastating?
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Our Own Private Universe

Robin Talley
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När Aki åker med sin kyrkas ungdomsgrupp till Mexiko träffar hon den äldre och mer erfarna Christa som hon blir intresserad av. Även om Aki enbart har dejtat killar förut så vet att hon är bisexuell. Det hon känner till om att dejta kvinnor och lesbiskt sex är mestadels teoretiskt men hon är mer än villig att testa teorierna. I bakgrunden tas även frågor om tro, familj, fördomar och orättvisor upp.

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'Talley's newest is sure to satisfy.' - Kirkus Reviews 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. Aki's theory is that she's only got one shot at living an interesting life--and that means she's got to stop sitting around and thinking so much. It's time for her to actually do something. Or at least try. So when Aki and her friend Lori set off on a trip to a small Mexican town for the summer, and Aki meets Christa--slightly-older, far-more-experienced--it seems her theory is prime for the testing. But something tells her its not going to be that easy...
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This Is Where It Ends

Marieke Nijkamp
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Boken skildrar, i realtid, 54 minuter i ett gäng skolungdomars liv mitt under en skolskjutning i USA. Handlingen hoppar mellan flera olika ungdomar på olika platser och med olika bakgrunder och perspektiv.  Vi får också följa Tyler, personen med vapnet, och vilken relation han har med karaktärerna i boken.Två av huvudkaraktärerna är ett lesbiskt par som är mitt i hetluften där skolskjutningen sker.

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Sometimes the most terrifying horrors are not those involving monsters out of fantasy but those taken straight from today’s headlines. Nijkamp’s debut follows four high school students on their first day of the spring semester in Opportunity, Ala. Over the course of 54 minutes—the amount of time a gunman holds their school hostage—their lives collide. Each of the four has an intimate connection to the shooter, and all must find a way to face the unfolding tragedy. While Claire views the event from outside the school, Autumn, Sylv, and Tomás are on the front lines. Love, loyalty, bravery, and loss meld into a chaotic, heart-wrenching mélange of issues that unite some and divide others. A highly diverse cast of characters, paired with vivid imagery and close attention to detail, set the stage for an engrossing, unrelenting tale. The starkly chilling realism and themes of abuse, death, and assault, among others, may prove too much for younger or sensitive readers, but the story unquestionably leaves an indelible mark. Ages 14–up.
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