Category Archives: novel in verse

Freakboy

Kristin Elizabeth Clark, October 2013. This novel in verse is told from three points of view: Brendan, the protagonist, is a straight boy who is starting to wish he were a girl.  Vanessa is his girlfriend, who’s stopped hanging out … Continue reading

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Tilt

Ellen Hopkins, September 2012.  This book is primarily narrated by three teenagers, with a few other voices popping up from time to time.  Mikayla has fallen too hard for the wrong boy and now finds herself pregnant. Harley is a … Continue reading

Posted in 2012, Ellen Hopkins, gay male, novel in verse, problem novel, queer protagonist, realistic, secondary queer character, sexual violence | 2 Comments

Tricks

Ellen Hopkins, August 2009.  Hopkins has done the impossible – she’s made me love a novel in verse.  Generally I’m not into this trend; why not just write in prose?  But I fell in love with these characters, and really the … Continue reading

Posted in 2009, bisexual, Ellen Hopkins, gay male, lesbian, novel in verse, problem novel, prostitution, queer adult, queer protagonist, realistic, religion, secondary queer character, sexual violence, surprise queer character, trans | Leave a comment