Top 10 LGBTQ Novels To Read During Pride Month

","level":0,"displayType":"paragraph"},{"text":"In Campbell, Indiana, Liz Lightly doesn’t believe she can shine. But she has a plan, one that will get her out of her prom-obsessed midwestern town and into the elite Pennington College. Life isn’t all sunshine and rainbows, something Liz learns when the financial aid she was relying on suddenly falls through. When she remembers that the school offers a scholarship for prom king and queen, she vows to put herself through the ever-trying gauntlet of petty high-schoolers and do anything to get to Pennington. Things get even more complicated when Liz realizes that she’s falling for her competition, the school’s new girl Mack. In this world of girls who will do anything to get that title, loving Mack might just ruin her plans, or make all of Liz’s dreams come true.","level":0,"displayType":"paragraph"}],"displayType":"section"}]},{"elements":[{"text":"7. Peter Darling","level":3,"displayType":"header"},{"elements":[{"text":"https://www.instagram.com/p/BWELdoNlUoE/","level":0,"displayType":"paragraph"},{"text":"What happens when the boy who never grows up finally leaves Neverland to do just that? Peter had lived out his boyhood dreams on the magical island of pirates, mermaids, and Lost Boys, but ten years ago, he finally resigned himself to life as Wendy Darling. Growing up, however, made him realize that Wendy is not who he truly is or ever was. Upon his return to Neverland, Peter discovers that the place of his dreams has become more nightmarish than ever. The Lost Boys are no longer boys, and the war games Peter once played with them are now deadly. What shocks Peter the most, however, is his growing infatuation with Captain Hook, his old rival who doesn’t seem so villainous anymore.","level":0,"displayType":"paragraph"}],"displayType":"section"}]},{"elements":[{"text":"8. Felix Ever After","level":3,"displayType":"header"},{"elements":[{"text":"https://www.instagram.com/p/B_-PPzrgGfB/","level":0,"displayType":"paragraph"},{"text":"Despite his name, Felix Love has never actually been in love with anyone. In fact, he feels like it’s so easy for everyone to find a lover except for him- the black, queer, transgender kid with a host of complicated feelings. Felix’s life takes a turn for the worse when an anonymous student starts sending him transphobic messages, along with posting his deadname and pictures of Felix pre-transition on the internet. However, his plan for revenge causes him to land smack in the middle of a quasi-love triangle, making his complicated feelings even more so. As he navigates this sticky situation, he begins a journey of self-discovery that helps him figure out the most important relationship: loving himself.","level":0,"displayType":"paragraph"}],"displayType":"section"}]},{"elements":[{"text":"9. How To Make A Wish","level":3,"displayType":"header"},{"elements":[{"text":"https://www.instagram.com/p/BiXsm-NlbfB/","level":0,"displayType":"paragraph"},{"text":"After a childhood spent with her unpredictable and unreliable mother, Grace Glasser just wants her own life. One where she isn’t trapped on the same tiny cape she lives on and where her dreams can actually become reality. All she needs to do is law low until graduation, after which she can hopefully go to a top music school in New York. Those plans are uprooted when Eva, a girl who believes in dreams more than anything, rolls into Grace’s life. Midnight rendezvous on the beach quickly become something more, and when Eva admits to Grace that she likes girls, Grace becomes hopeful for once in her life. Grace’s mother, on the other hand, is spiraling downward, something that Grace must handle before it gets any worse.","level":0,"displayType":"paragraph"}],"displayType":"section"}]},{"elements":[{"text":"10. Ascension","level":3,"displayType":"header"},{"elements":[{"text":"https://www.instagram.com/p/B74el-FAoAa/","level":0,"displayType":"paragraph"},{"text":"Repairing starship engines doesn’t exactly pay the bills, but Alana Quick has to do something to stay afloat. When a cargo vessel with a desperate crew comes looking for Alana’s spiritually advanced sister, Nova, Alana takes an opportunity and stows away on their ship. Hoping that her boldness will earn her a place on the crew, Alana learns quickly that the crew isn’t everything they seem. From a pilot that blinks out of existence, to the chief engineer who thinks he’s a wolf, to the captain that’s the human definition of egotistical, Alana has a lot to do to prove herself. Worse yet, she can’t seem to keep her eyes off that very same captain. When Alana learns that Nova is in danger, she needs to learn to juggle her budding crush with the planet-destroying threat that’s searching for her sister.","level":0,"displayType":"paragraph"}],"displayType":"section"}]}]; var articleType = 'ARTICLE'; var favoriteImage = ''; var articleDescription = 'It’s June, which means Pride Month is in full swing. Now more than ever, queer stories should be told in a way that is unapologetic and proud. Queer people should not have to scour through the very depths of bookstores just to find a book with someone like them. Authors have heard the cry for these stories, and they have delivered. 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