Category Archives: meta

Hiatus

QueerYA is going on indefinite hiatus. I will let you know if anything changes.

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Vintage

Reviewed by guest blogger Jill Maddox Steve Berman, 2007. I don’t normally read horror stories, but after meeting Steve Berman at Dragon Con in 2009, I decided to give this book a try. I have always been sensitive to anything remotely … Continue reading

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Comfort Me

Reviewed by guest blogger Annie Gage Louis Flint Ceci, 2009.  An intriguing prologue hints at the secrets that are to be revealed in Comfort Me: A heterosexual couple argues in a car stopped on train tracks in tiny Croy, Oklahoma. The … Continue reading

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The God Box

Reviewed by guest blogger Kaye Moore Alex Sanchez, 2007. Paul is in denial about two major areas of his life: one, that in spite of being named Paul, he is a Spanish-speaking Latino named Pablo, and two, that he is … Continue reading

Posted in 2007, Alex Sanchez, gay male, gay-bashing, guest blogger, high school, latina/o, problem novel, queer protagonist, religion, secondary queer character | 1 Comment

Thinking Straight

Reviewed by guest blogger Kaye Moore Robin Reardon, May 2008. Taylor Adams is an evangelical Christian who is totally down with Jesus Christ.  He is also gay, and completely comfortable with that.  However, since his family and small conservative hometown … Continue reading

Posted in 2008, gay male, guest blogger, problem novel, queer protagonist, religion, Robin Reardon, secondary queer character, sexual violence | 1 Comment

The Mariposa Club

Reviewed by guest blogger Jonathan Drescher Rigoberto González, April 2009.  Meet the Fierce Foursome – Maui, Trini, Isaac, and Liberace – the founding members of The Mariposa Club.  To memorialize their final year in high school, the boys set out … Continue reading

Posted in 2009, gay male, gay-bashing, guest blogger, high school, latina/o, queer protagonist, realistic, Rigoberto Gonzalez | Leave a comment

The Screwed-Up Life of Charlie the Second

Reviewed by guest blogger Nari Avanesian Drew Ferguson, September 2008. The Screwed-Up Life of Charlie the Second is about Charles James Stewart, Jr.  Charlie has never quite fit in at his high school in a small town in Illinois. Tall and socially … Continue reading

Posted in 2008, Drew Ferguson, gay male, guest blogger, high school, queer protagonist, realistic, secondary queer character | 1 Comment