ARC Review: Trans Teen Survival Guide | A Handy Guide for Young Trans People

ARC Review: Trans Teen Survival Guide | A Handy Guide for Young Trans People

TITLE: Trans Teen Survival Guide
AUTHOR: Owl and Fox Fisher
SERIES: N/A
RELEASED: September 2018; Jessica Kingsley Publishers
GENRE: Non-Fiction
FORMAT: Paperback

KEY INFO: advice book for young trans people, transitioning, resources
REPRESENTATION:
non-binary, trans men, trans women
CONTENT NOTICES:
use of explicit sexual terms when talking about sex, in-depth information about surgeries and surgical techniques, illustration of a needle and pills (p88), diagram of intermuscular injection (p86)

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Book Review: They Both Die at the End | Today you’re going to die. How do you choose to live it?

Book Review: They Both Die at the End | Today you’re going to die. How do you choose to live it?

TITLE: They Both Die at the End
AUTHOR: Adam Silvera
SERIES: N/A
RELEASED: September 2017; Simon and Schuster
GENRE: YA Contemporary
FORMAT: Physical book

KEY INFO: #ownvoices, speculative fiction, romance, living your life like its the last day, friendships, family, acceptance
REPRESENTATION:
gay Puerto Rican male MC, bisexual Cuban male side character
CONTENT NOTICES:
death

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Book Review: Gemina | The Space Saga Continues

Book Review: Gemina | The Space Saga Continues

TITLE: Gemina
AUTHOR: Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
SERIES: The Illuminae Files
RELEASED: October 2017; Knopf Books for Young Readers
GENRE: YA Science Fiction
FORMAT: Library Paperback

KEY INFO: unique story layout, set on a spaceship, romance, AI
REPRESENTATION:
female MC’s, AI, female MC with a physical disability, people of colour (side)
CONTENT NOTICES:
lots of gory space deaths, some body horror

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Book Review: The Miseducation of Cameron Post | Queerness, Christianity and finding acceptance.

Book Review: The Miseducation of Cameron Post | Queerness, Christianity and finding acceptance.

TITLE: The Miseducation of Cameron Post
AUTHOR: Emily M. Danforth
SERIES: N/A
RELEASED: February 2012; Balzer + Bray
GENRE: YA Contemporary
FORMAT: Library Paperback

KEY INFO: Born again Christianity, conversion school, coming of age, coming out, family breakdowns, friendship squad goals
REPRESENTATION:
lesbian MC, f/f romance, Christianity, physical disability, Native American two-spirit character, queer
CONTENT NOTICES:
forced gay conversion therapy, homophobia, transphobia

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ARC Review: Starfish | Healing, Identity, and Belonging

ARC Review: Starfish | Healing, Identity, and Belonging

TITLE: Starfish
AUTHOR: Akemi Dawn Bowman
SERIES: N/A
RELEASED: September 2017; Simon Pulse
GENRE: YA Contemporary
FORMAT: e-Book

KEY INFO: #ownvoice, coming of age, healing, family, romance, artistry
REPRESENTATION:
bi-racial, female MC, anxiety, survivor
CONTENT WARNINGS:
anxiety, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, parental racism, suicide attempt

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