Category Archives: queer parent

Say the Word

Jeanine Garsee, March 2009. In this family problem novel, Shawna’s mom has just passed away, but Shawna hadn’t really known her very well. Mom left the family years ago to move in with her female lover, and Shawna has resented … Continue reading

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The Last Exit to Normal

Michael Harmon, March 2008. Ben is fourteen when his mom walks out after his father announces that he’s gay. Ben goes downhill from there: “I took my first hit from a bong two weeks after my mom left. I got … 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

Posted in 2008, black, fat, gay male, gaytopia, Josh Kilmer-Purcell, lesbian, queer adult, queer parent, queer protagonist, realistic, secondary queer character, surprise queer character | Leave a comment