YA by Trope/Theme

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^Allocishet protag

Coming Out

Lesbian

Gay

Bisexual

Transgender/Non-Binary

Asexual

Conversion Therapy

Crime

Epistolary

Fandom

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.

Gaming

Gender Identity

Grieving

HIV/Aids

Hollywood

Intergenerational

Mental Health

Female Protag

Male Protag

Pride/Stonewall

Questioning

Religion

Retelling/Reimagining

  • Love in the Time of Global Warming by Francesca Lia Block (The Odyssey)
  • Nothing Happened by Molly Booth (Much Ado About Nothing)
  • Lizzie by Dawn Ius (Lizzie Borden)
  • About A Girl by Sarah McCarry (Amz)
  • The Dark Wife by Sarah Diemer (Hades-Persephone myth)
  • The Seafarer’s Kiss by Julia Ember (The Little Mermaid)
  • The Secrets of Eden by Brandon Goode (Cinderella)
  • Sometime After Midnight by L. Philips (Cinderella)
  • Orpheus Girl by Brynne Rebele-Henry (Orpheus myth)
  • As I Descended by Robin Talley (Macbeth)
  • Outrun the Wind by Elizabeth Tammi (Atalanta myth)

Revenge

Road Trip

Royalty

School Violence

Sexual Assault

Siblings

Social Justice

Sports

  • Tumbling by Caela Carter (gymnastics)
  • The Passing Playbook by Isaac Fitzsimons (football)
  • Running With Lions by Julian Winters (soccer)

Theatre

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