Category Archives: fat

Fat Hoochie Prom Queen

Nico Medina, May 2008. Madge Diaz is a fat and fabulous high school senior with a mission: to make sure her skinny, popular rival, Bridget Benson, isn’t prom queen – no matter what. Madge and Bridget have been enemies since … Continue reading

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Big Guy

Robin Stevenson, March 2008. This 106-page novel from Orca Soundings, an imprint for high interest/low level books for teens, is packed with issues. Derek’s mom has abandoned the family; his homophobic father doesn’t know he’s gay; he’s dropped out of … Continue reading

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David Inside Out

Lee Bantle, May 2009. Protagonist David is mostly in the closet, but sometimes he peeks out a bit. He experiments sexually with hot jock Sean, wishing he were his boyfriend, but Sean can’t come out to the rest of the … Continue reading

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Candy Everybody Wants

Josh Kilmer-Purcell, 2008. In case the shiny silver color with hot-pink lettering doesn’t give it away, this book is one big gay party. In the opening scene, fourteen-year-old Jayson is shooting his Dallas/Dynasty crossover (that’d be Dallasty), starring himself as … Continue reading

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Secrets of Truth and Beauty

Megan Frazer, July 2009. Dara’s family life seems pretty normal – sure, her mom is strict, but whatever – until she finds a folder of family birth certificates and realizes she has an older sister, Rachel. When she confronts her … Continue reading

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