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17 Books With LGBT Characters That Will Actually Change Your Life

by BuzzFeed .com January 06, 2016

17 Books With LGBT Characters That Will Actually Change Your Life

Here’s your queer reading shopping list.

 

I'll Give You The Sun, Jandy Nelson

 

What it's about: A story that follows the relationship between fraternal twins Jude and Noah, the latter of whom falls in love with the boy next door.

What readers say about it:

"Even as a lesbian myself, I’ve never been all that into LGBT books. However, I found myself drawn into the book immediately, and I ended up reading it in a weekend." — 20hannahmk

"It is written so beautifully and the main character struggles with his LGBT identity. It is my favorite book and I highly recommend it!!" — sydneys4a4c089c2

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The Miseducation of Cameron Post, Emily M. Danforth

The Miseducation of Cameron Post, Emily M. Danforth

What it's about: Orphaned by a tragic car accident, Cameron Post moves in with her old-fashioned grandmother and aunt, falls in love with her (female) best friend, and is sent to a religious conversion camp meant to "cure" her homosexuality.

What readers say about it:

"Although there’s some romancey stuff, the book is mainly about her self discovery. It helped me a lot when I was coming out and is a fantastic read." — oneyellowumbrella

"I cried multiple times at work while reading it on my lunch break." — katelinr2

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More Than This, Patrick Ness

More Than This, Patrick Ness

What it's about: A young man named Seth —who happens to be gay — drowns, but when he somehow wakes up again, the world around him is completely different from how he left it.

What readers say about it:

"It’s a really interesting story. The protagonist is gay but his orientation is far from his defining trait and only part of a well developed character and a deep, involving story." — Lamialamia

"It’s an incredibly though-provoking book and changed my view of the world as well as broke my heart." — astridscarlettredd

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