More and more lists! From the Rainbow Book List website: “The Rainbow Book List is a joint project of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table and the Social Responsibilities Round Table of the American Library Association. The Rainbow Book List presents an annual bibliography of quality books with significant and authentic GLBTQ content, which are recommended for people from birth through eighteen years of age.”
Go to the website for the list of 2013 books; and what ones did I read?
Danforth, Emily M. The Miseducation of Cameron Post. From my review: “When Cameron Post’s parents die in a car crash, Cameron is left to be raised by her mother’s sister and father’s mother. On the day her parents died, Cam kissed a girl, her best friend Irene. Part of Cam is relieved that now her parents won’t know, that her secret is safe. Cam is careful, but when she meets Coley — beautiful, popular Coley — Cam falls hard. Cam’s fears come true when her religious aunt discovers what Cam is hiding and sends her away to be “fixed” at “God’s Promise,” a “Christian School & Center For Healing” that will lead her from “the sin of homosexuality” to holiness.”
King, A.S. Ask the Passengers. From my review: “Astrid lives in a small town where everyone knows, or thinks they know, everyone’s business. Everyone judges. So Astrid keeps some things to herself: like that her father is smoking pot. Like how she and her younger sister Ellis are no longer close. Like she’s sure her mother dislikes her. Like Astrid has been kissing Dee, a girl from work. For months.”
Lo, Malinda. Adaptation. From my review: “Adaptation has action and adventure and romance and science fiction, along with other things, and it’s all woven together wonderfully. More than wove together; sometimes, those elements are almost red herrings for what is “really” going on. One minute, birds are attacking and Reese and David are in a horror-type movie, taking a road trip from hell to get back home; the next, they are in a hospital wondering just what happened during the previous month. Next thing, Reese is home and adjusting to being back home, and part of that includes meeting Amber Gray, the girl who sets Reese’s heart racing, so things slow down, a bit, to a cute romance.”
Perkins, Stephanie. Lola and the Boy Next Door. From my review: “Seventeen year old Dolores “Lola” Nolan has a pretty good life. Her two dads, Nathan and Andy, are super supportive even if they are over protective and a bit stricter than other people’s parents. Lola has a terrific best friend, Lindsey; a hot, rocker boyfriend, Max; a job she likes; and a passion — clothes and costume design — that she wears everyday. Then HE moves back in next door. Cricket, the boy next door. Who broke her heart years ago and moved away. Now she has to see him every day. Lola begins to reluctantly acknowledge that she still may have feelings for Cricket. What about her boyfriend, Max? What about her future plans?”
Look at the website for the list of books, including top tens, and more information about the Rainbow List.