The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth – Review (Sophie)

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Author: Emily M. Danforth

Genre: YA, LGBTQ+, Fiction

Publication Date: 7th February 2012

Publisher: Harper Collins

Pages: 480

Summary: When Cameron Post’s parents die suddenly in a car crash, her shocking first thought is relief. Relief they’ll never know that, hours earlier, she had been kissing a girl.

But that relief doesn’t last, and Cam is soon forced to move in with her conservative aunt Ruth and her well-intentioned but hopelessly old-fashioned grandmother. She knows that from this point on, her life will forever be different. Survival in Miles City, Montana, means blending in and leaving well enough alone (as her grandmother might say), and Cam becomes an expert at both.

Then Coley Taylor moves to town. Beautiful, pickup-driving Coley is a perfect cowgirl with the perfect boyfriend to match. She and Cam forge an unexpected and intense friendship — one that seems to leave room for something more to emerge. But just as that starts to seem like a real possibility, ultra-religious Aunt Ruth takes drastic action to ‘fix’ her niece, bringing Cam face-to-face with the cost of denying her true self — even if she’s not exactly sure who that is. Continue reading

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Girl Hearts Girl by Lucy Sutcliffe – Review (Sarah)

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It’s come to the end of the second month for our second book of Book Club! For the last two months we’ve been reading Girl Hearts Girl by Lucy Sutcliffe. Our next book starts on the 1st of July, (we’ll reveal that at the end of the post) so make sure you get your hands on it to join in our read-along for that one! Also don’t forget to use the hashtag #TLCCBookClub on Twitter to let us know you’re reading along!

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Author: Lucy Sutcliffe

Genre: Non-Fiction, Memoir, LGBTQ+

Publisher: Scholastic 

Publication Date: June 24th 2016

Pages: 273

Summary: Lucy always knew that her idea of Prince Charming was different to that of other girls…

And then she meets Kaelyn online – and everything starts to make sense. Could her Prince Charming be a girl?

An inspiring and uplifting memoir about falling in love and finding yourself.

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BEDM: Girl Hearts Girl by Lucy Sutcliffe Review (Sophie)

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It’s time for the first of our reviews for book two in our LGBTQ+ Book Club! If you haven’t been involved up to now, it’s super easy and there’s a long time frame. Girl Hearts Girl by Lucy Sutcliffe is our read for the months of May and June so if you want to read along with us and share your views, please do! You could comment, tweet us or even write your own blog post where you could tag us so we can see what you thought.

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Author: Lucy Sutcliffe 

Genre: Non-fiction, LGBTQ+

Publisher: Scholastic

Publication Date: 24th June 2016

Pages: 273

Summary: Lucy always knew that her idea of Prince Charming was different to that of other girls…

And then she meets Kaelyn online – and everything starts to make sense. Could her Prince Charming be a girl?

An inspiring and uplifting memoir about falling in love and finding yourself. Continue reading

We Are Okay by Nina LaCour Review (Sophie)

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I know Sarah has reviewed We Are Okay already (stick with me) but the point of our LGBTQ+ Book Club is for us both to review the book separately! Sarah reviewed it about a month ago so it has probably been a nice break for everyone to now read another take on it. Nina LaCour’s latest release was our first choice because we both love her past books and honestly we couldn’t bear to leave We Are Okay waiting for months on our bookshelves! On with the details and review…

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Author: Nina LaCour

Genre: YA, Contemporary, LGBTQ+

Publisher: Dutton 

Publication Date: 14th February 2017 

Pages: 234

Summary: Marin hasn’t spoken to anyone from her old life since the day she left everything behind. No one knows the truth about those final weeks. Not even her best friend, Mabel. But even thousands of miles away from the California coast, at college in New York, Marin still feels the pull of the life and tragedy she’s tried to outrun. Now, months later, alone in an emptied dorm for winter break, Marin waits. Mabel is coming to visit, and Marin will be forced to face everything that’s been left unsaid and finally confront the loneliness that has made a home in her heart. Continue reading

Everything Leads To You by Nina LaCour Review

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Author: Nina LaCour

Genre: Romance, YA

Pages: 336

Publisher: Speak

Publication Date: May 12th 2014

Summary: “I want you to do something with the place. Something epic.”

Emi has been entrusted with her brother’s Los Angeles apartment for the summer as a graduation gift, but she isn’t sure how to fulfil his one condition: that something great take place there while he’s gone. She may be a talented young production designer, already beginning to thrive in the competitive film industry, but she still feels like an average teen, floundering when it comes to romance. 

But when Emi and her friend Charlotte discover a mysterious letter at the estate sale of a Hollywood film legend, Emi finds herself chasing down the loose ends of a movie icon’s hidden life. The search leads her to uncover a decades-old secret and the potential for something truly epic: love.  Continue reading

The Most Realistic LGBTQ+ Books (Happy Pride!)

As it is the last day in June, we are celebrating the fact that June has been pride month! This means there are plenty of celebrations for the LGBTQ+ community and everyone around them to show that they are proud of who they are. Being a part of the LGBTQ+ community is important to us on the blog, not just because some of our creators are themselves LGBT, but because it is generally such an accepting and loving group of people to be apart of, we think everyone should have that mind set.

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Why Are LGBTQ+ Books So Important?

In light of the recent events in Orlando, we wanted to pay some kind of tribute to the people who tragically lost their lives who are apart of the LGBTQ+ community. Also we wanted to spark discussion. We have members of the team who are also apart of the community, and we refuse to be scared or silenced by the horrific event. It got us thinking about the stories we’ve read regarding LGBTQ+ characters and how that has impacted us as a person. And it led us to question…

Why are LGBT books so important?

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