YA by Trope/Theme

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Coming Out

Lesbian

Gay

Bisexual/Queer

Transgender/Non-Binary

Asexual/Demisexual

Conversion Therapy

Crime

Drag

Epistolary

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

  • 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/Stonewall

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

Religion

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

Unrequited Love

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