YA by Trope/Theme

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Adoption

  • Far From the Tree by Robin Benway
  • How to Be Remy Cameron by Julian Winters

Bisexual Discourse

  • Cool for the Summer by Dahlia Adler
  • Perfect on Paper by Sophie Gonzales
  • Hani and Ishu’s Guide to Fake Dating by Adiba Jaigirdar
  • We Are Totally Normal by Naomi Kanakia
  • Deposing Nathan by Zack Smedley
  • Follow Your Arrow by Jessica Verdi

Celebrity

  • Under the Lights by Dahlia Adler~ (Amz)
  • *If This Gets Out by Cale Dietrich and Sophie Gonzales
  • *Acting the Part by Z.R. Ellor
  • *Kiss & Tell by Adib Khorram
  • I’ll Be the One by Lyla Lee
  • It Goes Like This by Miel Moreland
  • The Brightsiders by Jen Wilde

Coming Out

Lesbian

Gay

Bisexual/Queer

Transgender/Non-Binary

Asexual/Demisexual

Conversion Therapy

Crime

Drag

Epistolary Communication

Fandom

Found Family

Friendship

Parentheticals are genders of friends in central friendship + number of queer characters in said friendship, e.g. (M/F, 2) means it’s about a male-female friendship and both are queer.

Friendship Breakups

Gaming

Gender Identity

See also: “Questioning (Gender)”

Gentrification

Grieving/Mourning

Parent

Sibling

Partner

Grandparent

Friend

HIV/Aids

Hollywood

Immigration

  • Indivisible by Daniel Aleman
  • We Set the Dark on Fire by Tehlor Kay Mejia
  • The Grief Keeper by Alexandra Villasante

Intergenerational

Mental Health

Female Protag

Male Protag

Non-Binary Protag

Music

Politics

  • The State of Us by Shaun David Hutchinson
  • The (Un)popular Vote by Jasper Sanchez

Pregnancy

Pride

Prom

  • How to Ask a Boy to Prom by SJ Goslee
  • You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson
  • The Prom by Saundra Mitchell

Queer History

  • Like a Love Story by Abdi Nazemian
  • Pulp by Robin Talley

Questioning (Gender)

  • Sasha Masha by Agnes Borinsky
  • Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender
  • This is How We Fly by Anna Meriano
  • Where I End & You Begin by Preston Norton
  • Birthday by Meredith Russo
  • Lizard Radio by Pat Schmatz
  • Between Perfect and Real by Ray Stoeve

Questioning (Sexuality)

Female MC

Male MC

Racism

  • Ace of Spades by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé

Religion

Reproductive Rights

  • Ask Me How I Got Here by Christine Hepperman

Retelling/Reimagining

Revenge

Road Trip

Royalty

Contemporary

Fantasy

School Violence

Secret Relationships

Sexual Assault

Sexual Education

Siblings

Social Justice

Social Media

Includes books about blogs, vlogs, influencers, and podcasts

Space

Sports

Female MC

Male MC

Survival

Theatre

Time Travel

Unrequited Love

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