The Girl Next Door by Chelsea Cameron 

The Girl Next Door by Chelsea M. Cameron

Iris Turner hightailed it out of Salty Cove, Maine, without so much as a backward glance. Which is why finding herself back in her hometown—in her childhood bedroom, no less—has the normally upbeat Iris feeling a bit down and out. Her spirits get a much-needed lift, though, at the sight of the sexy girl next door.

No one knows why Jude Wicks is back in Salty Cove, and that’s just how she likes it. Jude never imagined she’d be once again living in her parents’ house… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Queermisia
  • Cheating recounted
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Recreational drug use mentioned
  • Workplace injury
  • Grief & loss depiction
  • Death of a partner in a car accident
  • Bullying mentioned
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Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit by Jaye Robin Brown 

Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit by Jaye Robin Brown

Joanna Gordon has been out and proud for years, but when her popular radio evangelist father remarries and decides to move all three of them from Atlanta to the more conservative Rome, Georgia, he asks Jo to do the impossible: to lie low for the rest of her senior year. And Jo reluctantly agrees.

Although it is (mostly) much easier for Jo to fit in as a straight girl, things get complicated when she meets Mary Carlson, the oh-so-tempting sister of her… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Ableism
  • Homomisia
  • Miscarriage mentioned
  • Death of a parent recounted
  • Bullying
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Anya’s Ghost by Vera Brosgol

Anya’s Ghost by Vera Brosgol

Of all the things Anya expected to find at the bottom of an old well, a new friend was not one of them. Especially not a new friend who’s been dead for a century. Falling down a well is bad enough, but Anya’s normal life might actually be worse. She’s embarrassed by her family, self-conscious about her body, and she’s pretty much given up on fitting in at school. A new friend—even a ghost—is just what she needs.

Or so she thinks. 

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Slut shaming
  • Cheating
  • Bullying
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Striking Distance by Sarah Rees Brennan

Fence: Striking Distance written by Sarah Rees Brennan, created by C.S. Pacat & illustrated by Johanna the Mad

Sixteen-year-old Nicholas Cox is the illegitimate son of a retired fencing champion who dreams of getting the proper training he could never afford. After earning a place on the elite Kings Row fencing team, Nicholas must prove himself to his rival, Seiji Katayma, and navigate the clashes, friendships, and relationships between his teammates on the road to state championships—where Nicholas might finally have the chance to spar with his golden-boy half-brother… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Classism
  • Child abuse & neglect mentioned
  • Alcohol consumption mentioned
  • Bullying
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Fighting Words by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley 

Fighting Words by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

Della can’t work out why her adored older sister Suki screams in her sleep. Suki has always been Della’s protector, especially after their mother went to prison and her boyfriend took the sisters in. But who has been protecting Suki?

Della is in trouble at school for having a big mouth, but after she stands up to the class bully other girls rally to her cause. When Suki tries to kill herself, Della decides it’s time to tell their secrets and speak out… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Sexual assault
  • Verbal & emotional abuse
  • Addiction
  • Attempted suicide
  • Bullying
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The Making of a Highlander by Elisa Braden

The Making of a Highlander by Elisa Braden

Everyone wants handsome adventurer John Huxley to settle down—family, friends, London society. Everyone except John. He’s evaded too many scheming title huntresses to trust in happily-ever-after. Now, a vow made to a dying friend has him locked in a land dispute with a stubborn Scot who offers one way out: Win the Highland Games. John likes a challenge, but this one’s impossible. Still, with training from the Scot’s stepdaughter, victory might be within reach. He only has to teach the fiery, foul-mouthed, breeches-wearing lass how to land a lord. It seems “impossible” is just getting started… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Rape recounted
  • Torture, off-page
  • Bullying
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Broken French by Natasha Boyd 

Broken French by Natasha Boyd

Josie thought she was getting a promotion at her architectural firm, but instead, her career implodes. She impulsively takes up her roommates’ offer to nanny for a little girl on a mega-yacht in the South of France. Even though she can’t stand boats, this seems like fate giving her an opportunity to lick her wounds in a bucket list paradise while she figures out how to get her life back.

But this little girl she’s arrived to look after has a daddy. A widowed, hot, young, billionaire of a… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Workplace sexual harassment
  • Suicide by overdose mentioned
  • Death of a wife recounted
  • Kidnapping
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24 Hours in Nowhere by Dusti Bowling 

24 Hours in Nowhere by Dusti Bowling

Welcome to Nowhere, Arizona, the least livable town in the United States. For Gus, a bright 13-year-old with dreams of getting out and going to college, life there is made even worse by Bo Taylor, Nowhere’s biggest, baddest bully. When Bo tries to force Gus to eat a dangerously spiny cactus, Rossi Scott, one of the best racers in Nowhere, comes to his rescue—but in return she has to give Bo her prized dirt bike. Determined to buy it back, Gus agrees to go searching for gold in Dead Frenchman Mine, joined by his old friends Jessie Navarro and Matthew Dufort, and Rossi herself. As… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Racism
  • Misogyny
  • Bullying
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Hazel Bly and the Deep Blue Sea by Ashley Herring Blake 

Hazel Bly and the Deep Blue Sea by Ashley Herring Blake

Hazel Bly used to live in the perfect house with the perfect family in sunny California. But when a kayaking trip goes horribly wrong, Mum is suddenly gone forever and Hazel is left with crippling anxiety and a jagged scar on her face. After Mum’s death, Hazel, her other mother, Mama, and her little sister, Peach, needed a fresh start. So for the last two years, the Bly girls have lived all over the country, never settling anywhere for more than a few months… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Attempted suicide. on-page
  • Facial scars
  • Grief & loss depiction
  • Death of a parent
  • Death of a spouse
  • Death of a child
  • Death of a sibling
  • Bullying
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Kings, Queens, and In-Betweens by Tanya Boteju 

Kings, Queens, and In-Betweens by Tanya Boteju

Perpetually awkward Nima Kumara-Clark is bored with her insular community of Bridgeton, in love with her straight girlfriend, and trying to move past her mother’s unexpected departure. After a bewildering encounter at a local festival, Nima finds herself suddenly immersed in the drag scene on the other side of town.

Macho drag kings, magical queens, new love interests, and surprising allies propel Nima both painfully and hilariously closer to a self she never knew she could be—one that can confidently express and accept love. But she’ll have to learn to accept lost love to get there.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Homomisia & homomisic slurs
  • Misgendering
  • Parental abandonment
  • Domestic violence
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Emesis
  • Bullying
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