YA by Setting

These are primary settings for the novels listed on a thematic level, though they may not be the lone settings. For setting by state/province, click here. For all books set outside the US/UK/Can/AUS, click here.

Abroad

At Sea

Boarding School

College

Convention

Conversion Camp

High School (Private/Prep)

Female Protag

Male Protag

  • Ace of Spades by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé
  • The Taking of Jake Livingston by Ryan Douglass
  • The Passing Playbook by Isaac Fitzsimons – T
  • Act Cool by Tobly McSmith – T (Performing Arts)

High School (Public)

Female Protag

Male Protag

Non-Binary Protag

Magic School

Nature/Camping Trip

Online

Pride

Rehab

  • Paperweight by Mag Haston

Road Trip

Small Town

  • We Deserve Monuments by Jas Hammonds (Georgia)
  • If It Makes You Happy by Claire Kann
  • Like Water by Rebecca Podos – B+ (New Mexico)
  • Beulah Land by Nancy Stewart (Missouri Ozarks)
  • Small Town Hearts by Lillie Vale

Space

Summer Camp

Wartime

Work

Queering up your shelf, one rec at a time!

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