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"Love is never wrong."
— Melissa Etheridge

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Zenobia July
Rating: 4.12/5
Author: Lisa Bunker
TW: forced outing of a side character, peripheral transphobia and islamophobia, and depictions of dysphoria


Review: “I love the found family and the vast array of genders, sexualities and gender expression represented (there’s the main trans girl character, her best friend who’s a genderqueer and I think aro/ace character, a side trans boy character, queer aunts, & a drag Queen uncle).” -Laura


Summary: Zenobia July is starting a new life. She used to live in Arizona with her father; now she's in Maine with her aunts. She used to spend most of her time behind a computer screen, improving her impressive coding and hacking skills; now she's coming out of her shell and discovering a community of friends at Monarch Middle School. People used to tell her she was a boy; now she's able to live openly as the girl she always knew she was.
 

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Aristotle and Dante Series
Discover the Secrets of the Universe

Dive into the Waters of the Worlds

 

Ratings: 4.34/5, 4.15/5
Author: Benjamin Alire Sáenz
TW:, Homophobia, Transphobic hate crime (past, mentioned),


Review: “I didn't realize how much I loved this book until it ended. I flew through it so quickly that I didn't realize how beautiful it was, how happy it made me feel. This is absolutely a new favourite. I can't wait to reread it.” -Ariel


Summary: But against all odds, when Ari and Dante meet, they develop a special bond that will teach them the most important truths of their lives, and help define the people they want to be. But there are big hurdles in their way, and only by believing in each other―and the power of their friendship―can Ari and Dante emerge stronger on the other side. 
 

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Elatose
Rating: 4.04/5
Author: Darcie Little Badger

Review: “I don't know how to review this one other than to say that it was unlike anything else I've ever read in the best way and you neeeeeeeeed to read it.” -Chelsea


Summary: Elatsoe lives in this slightly stranger America. She can raise the ghosts of dead animals, a skill passed down through generations of her Lipan Apache family. Her beloved cousin has just been murdered in a town that wants no prying eyes. But she is going to do more than pry.

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She Gets the Girl
Rating: 4.22/5
Author: Rachael Lippincott

Review: “oh I am weeping weeping” -Cossette


Summary: She’s All That meets What If It’s Us in this swoon-worthy hate-to-love YA romantic comedy from #1 New York Times bestselling coauthor of Five Feet Apart Rachael Lippincott and debut writer Alyson Derrick.

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Me Right Round
Rating: 3.61/5
Author: David Valdes

 


TW: Homophobia (including slurs)
Review: “What a fabulous, brilliant book ! It really is a gay retelling of Back to the Future in the funniest and sassiest way!” -Drakoulis


Summary: In a story that’s fresh, intersectional, and wickedly funny, David Valdes introduces a big-mouthed, big-hearted, queer character that readers won’t soon forget.

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Trans+: Love, Sex, Romance, and Being You
Rating: 4.25/5
Author: Kathryn Gonzales

Review: “I cannot stress enough how wonderful this book is-- the interwoven testimonials with the information about different terms and medical criteria is so brilliantly done.” -Em


Summary: An all-inclusive, uncensored guide for teens who are transgender, nonbinary, gender-nonconforming, or gender-fluid. TRANS+ answers all your questions, easy and hard, about gender and covers mental health, physical health and reproduction, transitioning, relationships, sex, and life as a trans or nonbinary individual.

Zenobia July
Rating: 4.12/5
Author: Lisa Bunker
TW: forced outing of a side character, peripheral transphobia and islamophobia, and depictions of dysphoria


Review: “I love the found family and the vast array of genders, sexualities and gender expression represented (there’s the main trans girl character, her best friend who’s a genderqueer and I think aro/ace character, a side trans boy character, queer aunts, & a drag Queen uncle).” -Laura


Summary: Zenobia July is starting a new life. She used to live in Arizona with her father; now she's in Maine with her aunts. She used to spend most of her time behind a computer screen, improving her impressive coding and hacking skills; now she's coming out of her shell and discovering a community of friends at Monarch Middle School. People used to tell her she was a boy; now she's able to live openly as the girl she always knew she was.
 

Zenobia July
Rating: 4.12/5
Author: Lisa Bunker
TW: forced outing of a side character, peripheral transphobia and islamophobia, and depictions of dysphoria


Review: “I love the found family and the vast array of genders, sexualities and gender expression represented (there’s the main trans girl character, her best friend who’s a genderqueer and I think aro/ace character, a side trans boy character, queer aunts, & a drag Queen uncle).” -Laura


Summary: Zenobia July is starting a new life. She used to live in Arizona with her father; now she's in Maine with her aunts. She used to spend most of her time behind a computer screen, improving her impressive coding and hacking skills; now she's coming out of her shell and discovering a community of friends at Monarch Middle School. People used to tell her she was a boy; now she's able to live openly as the girl she always knew she was.
 

Zenobia July
Rating: 4.12/5
Author: Lisa Bunker
TW: forced outing of a side character, peripheral transphobia and islamophobia, and depictions of dysphoria


Review: “I love the found family and the vast array of genders, sexualities and gender expression represented (there’s the main trans girl character, her best friend who’s a genderqueer and I think aro/ace character, a side trans boy character, queer aunts, & a drag Queen uncle).” -Laura


Summary: Zenobia July is starting a new life. She used to live in Arizona with her father; now she's in Maine with her aunts. She used to spend most of her time behind a computer screen, improving her impressive coding and hacking skills; now she's coming out of her shell and discovering a community of friends at Monarch Middle School. People used to tell her she was a boy; now she's able to live openly as the girl she always knew she was.
 

Zenobia July
Rating: 4.12/5
Author: Lisa Bunker
TW: forced outing of a side character, peripheral transphobia and islamophobia, and depictions of dysphoria


Review: “I love the found family and the vast array of genders, sexualities and gender expression represented (there’s the main trans girl character, her best friend who’s a genderqueer and I think aro/ace character, a side trans boy character, queer aunts, & a drag Queen uncle).” -Laura


Summary: Zenobia July is starting a new life. She used to live in Arizona with her father; now she's in Maine with her aunts. She used to spend most of her time behind a computer screen, improving her impressive coding and hacking skills; now she's coming out of her shell and discovering a community of friends at Monarch Middle School. People used to tell her she was a boy; now she's able to live openly as the girl she always knew she was.
 

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Sidekick Squad Series
Not Your Sidekick, Not Your Villain, Not Your Backup, Not Your Hero
Ratings: 3.89/5, 3.88/5, 3.90/5, 4.33/5
Author: C.B. Lee
TW: Kidnapping, Racism, Violence


Review: “THIS WAS SO CUTE! I am filled with all the really wholesome goodness, and was totally rooting for Jess & Abby the whole way through. It's kind of obvious and cheesy, but in the sweetest way possible. Definitely a fun read that I'd be willing to rec to middle schoolers too!” -Vicky Again


Summary: Welcome to Andover… where superpowers are common, but internships are complicated. Just ask high school nobody, Jessica Tran. Despite her heroic lineage, Jess is resigned to a life without superpowers and is merely looking to beef-up her college applications when she stumbles upon the perfect (paid!) internship—only it turns out to be for the town’s most heinous supervillain. On the upside, she gets to work with her longtime secret crush, Abby, who Jess thinks may have a secret of her own.
 

Zenobia July
Rating: 4.12/5
Author: Lisa Bunker
TW: forced outing of a side character, peripheral transphobia and islamophobia, and depictions of dysphoria


Review: “I love the found family and the vast array of genders, sexualities and gender expression represented (there’s the main trans girl character, her best friend who’s a genderqueer and I think aro/ace character, a side trans boy character, queer aunts, & a drag Queen uncle).” -Laura


Summary: Zenobia July is starting a new life. She used to live in Arizona with her father; now she's in Maine with her aunts. She used to spend most of her time behind a computer screen, improving her impressive coding and hacking skills; now she's coming out of her shell and discovering a community of friends at Monarch Middle School. People used to tell her she was a boy; now she's able to live openly as the girl she always knew she was.
 

Zenobia July
Rating: 4.12/5
Author: Lisa Bunker
TW: forced outing of a side character, peripheral transphobia and islamophobia, and depictions of dysphoria


Review: “I love the found family and the vast array of genders, sexualities and gender expression represented (there’s the main trans girl character, her best friend who’s a genderqueer and I think aro/ace character, a side trans boy character, queer aunts, & a drag Queen uncle).” -Laura


Summary: Zenobia July is starting a new life. She used to live in Arizona with her father; now she's in Maine with her aunts. She used to spend most of her time behind a computer screen, improving her impressive coding and hacking skills; now she's coming out of her shell and discovering a community of friends at Monarch Middle School. People used to tell her she was a boy; now she's able to live openly as the girl she always knew she was.
 

Zenobia July
Rating: 4.12/5
Author: Lisa Bunker
TW: forced outing of a side character, peripheral transphobia and islamophobia, and depictions of dysphoria


Review: “I love the found family and the vast array of genders, sexualities and gender expression represented (there’s the main trans girl character, her best friend who’s a genderqueer and I think aro/ace character, a side trans boy character, queer aunts, & a drag Queen uncle).” -Laura


Summary: Zenobia July is starting a new life. She used to live in Arizona with her father; now she's in Maine with her aunts. She used to spend most of her time behind a computer screen, improving her impressive coding and hacking skills; now she's coming out of her shell and discovering a community of friends at Monarch Middle School. People used to tell her she was a boy; now she's able to live openly as the girl she always knew she was.
 

Zenobia July
Rating: 4.12/5
Author: Lisa Bunker
TW: forced outing of a side character, peripheral transphobia and islamophobia, and depictions of dysphoria


Review: “I love the found family and the vast array of genders, sexualities and gender expression represented (there’s the main trans girl character, her best friend who’s a genderqueer and I think aro/ace character, a side trans boy character, queer aunts, & a drag Queen uncle).” -Laura


Summary: Zenobia July is starting a new life. She used to live in Arizona with her father; now she's in Maine with her aunts. She used to spend most of her time behind a computer screen, improving her impressive coding and hacking skills; now she's coming out of her shell and discovering a community of friends at Monarch Middle School. People used to tell her she was a boy; now she's able to live openly as the girl she always knew she was.
 

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Felix Ever After
Rating: 4.12/5
Author: Kacen Callender
TW: Deadnaming, Disownment, Homophobia, Misgendering, Outing, Transphobia


Review: “Felix Ever After offers up a cornucopia of queer identities and was so incredibly moving, beginning to end.” -megs_bookrack


Summary: Felix Love has never been in love—and, yes, he’s painfully aware of the irony. He desperately wants to know what it’s like and why it seems so easy for everyone but him to find someone. What’s worse is that, even though he is proud of his identity, Felix also secretly fears that he’s one marginalization too many—Black, queer, and transgender—to ever get his own happily-ever-after.

Zenobia July
Rating: 4.12/5
Author: Lisa Bunker
TW: forced outing of a side character, peripheral transphobia and islamophobia, and depictions of dysphoria


Review: “I love the found family and the vast array of genders, sexualities and gender expression represented (there’s the main trans girl character, her best friend who’s a genderqueer and I think aro/ace character, a side trans boy character, queer aunts, & a drag Queen uncle).” -Laura


Summary: Zenobia July is starting a new life. She used to live in Arizona with her father; now she's in Maine with her aunts. She used to spend most of her time behind a computer screen, improving her impressive coding and hacking skills; now she's coming out of her shell and discovering a community of friends at Monarch Middle School. People used to tell her she was a boy; now she's able to live openly as the girl she always knew she was.
 

Zenobia July
Rating: 4.12/5
Author: Lisa Bunker
TW: forced outing of a side character, peripheral transphobia and islamophobia, and depictions of dysphoria


Review: “I love the found family and the vast array of genders, sexualities and gender expression represented (there’s the main trans girl character, her best friend who’s a genderqueer and I think aro/ace character, a side trans boy character, queer aunts, & a drag Queen uncle).” -Laura


Summary: Zenobia July is starting a new life. She used to live in Arizona with her father; now she's in Maine with her aunts. She used to spend most of her time behind a computer screen, improving her impressive coding and hacking skills; now she's coming out of her shell and discovering a community of friends at Monarch Middle School. People used to tell her she was a boy; now she's able to live openly as the girl she always knew she was.
 

Zenobia July
Rating: 4.12/5
Author: Lisa Bunker
TW: forced outing of a side character, peripheral transphobia and islamophobia, and depictions of dysphoria


Review: “I love the found family and the vast array of genders, sexualities and gender expression represented (there’s the main trans girl character, her best friend who’s a genderqueer and I think aro/ace character, a side trans boy character, queer aunts, & a drag Queen uncle).” -Laura


Summary: Zenobia July is starting a new life. She used to live in Arizona with her father; now she's in Maine with her aunts. She used to spend most of her time behind a computer screen, improving her impressive coding and hacking skills; now she's coming out of her shell and discovering a community of friends at Monarch Middle School. People used to tell her she was a boy; now she's able to live openly as the girl she always knew she was.
 

Zenobia July
Rating: 4.12/5
Author: Lisa Bunker
TW: forced outing of a side character, peripheral transphobia and islamophobia, and depictions of dysphoria


Review: “I love the found family and the vast array of genders, sexualities and gender expression represented (there’s the main trans girl character, her best friend who’s a genderqueer and I think aro/ace character, a side trans boy character, queer aunts, & a drag Queen uncle).” -Laura


Summary: Zenobia July is starting a new life. She used to live in Arizona with her father; now she's in Maine with her aunts. She used to spend most of her time behind a computer screen, improving her impressive coding and hacking skills; now she's coming out of her shell and discovering a community of friends at Monarch Middle School. People used to tell her she was a boy; now she's able to live openly as the girl she always knew she was.
 

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Ana on the Edge
Rating: 4.45/5
Author: A.J. Sass
TW: Misgendering


Review: “Well this was perfect. I adored every single moment of this and have not a single complaint. I'm so happy books like this exist.” -Anna


Summary: Twelve-year-old Ana-Marie Jin, the reigning US Juvenile figure skating champion, is not a frilly dress kind of kid. So, when Ana learns that next season's program will be princess themed, doubt forms fast.
 

Zenobia July
Rating: 4.12/5
Author: Lisa Bunker
TW: forced outing of a side character, peripheral transphobia and islamophobia, and depictions of dysphoria


Review: “I love the found family and the vast array of genders, sexualities and gender expression represented (there’s the main trans girl character, her best friend who’s a genderqueer and I think aro/ace character, a side trans boy character, queer aunts, & a drag Queen uncle).” -Laura


Summary: Zenobia July is starting a new life. She used to live in Arizona with her father; now she's in Maine with her aunts. She used to spend most of her time behind a computer screen, improving her impressive coding and hacking skills; now she's coming out of her shell and discovering a community of friends at Monarch Middle School. People used to tell her she was a boy; now she's able to live openly as the girl she always knew she was.
 

Zenobia July
Rating: 4.12/5
Author: Lisa Bunker
TW: forced outing of a side character, peripheral transphobia and islamophobia, and depictions of dysphoria


Review: “I love the found family and the vast array of genders, sexualities and gender expression represented (there’s the main trans girl character, her best friend who’s a genderqueer and I think aro/ace character, a side trans boy character, queer aunts, & a drag Queen uncle).” -Laura


Summary: Zenobia July is starting a new life. She used to live in Arizona with her father; now she's in Maine with her aunts. She used to spend most of her time behind a computer screen, improving her impressive coding and hacking skills; now she's coming out of her shell and discovering a community of friends at Monarch Middle School. People used to tell her she was a boy; now she's able to live openly as the girl she always knew she was.
 

Zenobia July
Rating: 4.12/5
Author: Lisa Bunker
TW: forced outing of a side character, peripheral transphobia and islamophobia, and depictions of dysphoria


Review: “I love the found family and the vast array of genders, sexualities and gender expression represented (there’s the main trans girl character, her best friend who’s a genderqueer and I think aro/ace character, a side trans boy character, queer aunts, & a drag Queen uncle).” -Laura


Summary: Zenobia July is starting a new life. She used to live in Arizona with her father; now she's in Maine with her aunts. She used to spend most of her time behind a computer screen, improving her impressive coding and hacking skills; now she's coming out of her shell and discovering a community of friends at Monarch Middle School. People used to tell her she was a boy; now she's able to live openly as the girl she always knew she was.
 

Zenobia July
Rating: 4.12/5
Author: Lisa Bunker
TW: forced outing of a side character, peripheral transphobia and islamophobia, and depictions of dysphoria


Review: “I love the found family and the vast array of genders, sexualities and gender expression represented (there’s the main trans girl character, her best friend who’s a genderqueer and I think aro/ace character, a side trans boy character, queer aunts, & a drag Queen uncle).” -Laura


Summary: Zenobia July is starting a new life. She used to live in Arizona with her father; now she's in Maine with her aunts. She used to spend most of her time behind a computer screen, improving her impressive coding and hacking skills; now she's coming out of her shell and discovering a community of friends at Monarch Middle School. People used to tell her she was a boy; now she's able to live openly as the girl she always knew she was.
 

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The Lesbiana’s Guide to Catholic School
Rating: 4.42/5
Author: Sonora Reyes


TW: racism, homophobia, immigration, suicide ideation, and hospitalization of a character.


Review: “It’s about discovering what makes you feel most at home within yourself, and the comfort that comes with sharing those parts with the people you love, even when it’s scary.” -Aiden


Summary: Told in a captivating voice that is by turns hilarious, vulnerable, and searingly honest, The Lesbiana's Guide to Catholic School explores the joys and heartaches of living your full truth out loud.

Zenobia July
Rating: 4.12/5
Author: Lisa Bunker
TW: forced outing of a side character, peripheral transphobia and islamophobia, and depictions of dysphoria


Review: “I love the found family and the vast array of genders, sexualities and gender expression represented (there’s the main trans girl character, her best friend who’s a genderqueer and I think aro/ace character, a side trans boy character, queer aunts, & a drag Queen uncle).” -Laura


Summary: Zenobia July is starting a new life. She used to live in Arizona with her father; now she's in Maine with her aunts. She used to spend most of her time behind a computer screen, improving her impressive coding and hacking skills; now she's coming out of her shell and discovering a community of friends at Monarch Middle School. People used to tell her she was a boy; now she's able to live openly as the girl she always knew she was.
 

Zenobia July
Rating: 4.12/5
Author: Lisa Bunker
TW: forced outing of a side character, peripheral transphobia and islamophobia, and depictions of dysphoria


Review: “I love the found family and the vast array of genders, sexualities and gender expression represented (there’s the main trans girl character, her best friend who’s a genderqueer and I think aro/ace character, a side trans boy character, queer aunts, & a drag Queen uncle).” -Laura


Summary: Zenobia July is starting a new life. She used to live in Arizona with her father; now she's in Maine with her aunts. She used to spend most of her time behind a computer screen, improving her impressive coding and hacking skills; now she's coming out of her shell and discovering a community of friends at Monarch Middle School. People used to tell her she was a boy; now she's able to live openly as the girl she always knew she was.
 

Zenobia July
Rating: 4.12/5
Author: Lisa Bunker
TW: forced outing of a side character, peripheral transphobia and islamophobia, and depictions of dysphoria


Review: “I love the found family and the vast array of genders, sexualities and gender expression represented (there’s the main trans girl character, her best friend who’s a genderqueer and I think aro/ace character, a side trans boy character, queer aunts, & a drag Queen uncle).” -Laura


Summary: Zenobia July is starting a new life. She used to live in Arizona with her father; now she's in Maine with her aunts. She used to spend most of her time behind a computer screen, improving her impressive coding and hacking skills; now she's coming out of her shell and discovering a community of friends at Monarch Middle School. People used to tell her she was a boy; now she's able to live openly as the girl she always knew she was.
 

Zenobia July
Rating: 4.12/5
Author: Lisa Bunker
TW: forced outing of a side character, peripheral transphobia and islamophobia, and depictions of dysphoria


Review: “I love the found family and the vast array of genders, sexualities and gender expression represented (there’s the main trans girl character, her best friend who’s a genderqueer and I think aro/ace character, a side trans boy character, queer aunts, & a drag Queen uncle).” -Laura


Summary: Zenobia July is starting a new life. She used to live in Arizona with her father; now she's in Maine with her aunts. She used to spend most of her time behind a computer screen, improving her impressive coding and hacking skills; now she's coming out of her shell and discovering a community of friends at Monarch Middle School. People used to tell her she was a boy; now she's able to live openly as the girl she always knew she was.
 

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Simonverse Series
Book: Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda, The Upside of Unrequited, Leah on the Offbeat
Rating: 4.2/5, 3.91/5, 3.82/5
Author: Becky Albertalli
TW: Homophobia, Lesbophobia


Review: “This. Book. Was. So. Much. FUNNNN.” -Ariel


Summary: Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight.

Zenobia July
Rating: 4.12/5
Author: Lisa Bunker
TW: forced outing of a side character, peripheral transphobia and islamophobia, and depictions of dysphoria


Review: “I love the found family and the vast array of genders, sexualities and gender expression represented (there’s the main trans girl character, her best friend who’s a genderqueer and I think aro/ace character, a side trans boy character, queer aunts, & a drag Queen uncle).” -Laura


Summary: Zenobia July is starting a new life. She used to live in Arizona with her father; now she's in Maine with her aunts. She used to spend most of her time behind a computer screen, improving her impressive coding and hacking skills; now she's coming out of her shell and discovering a community of friends at Monarch Middle School. People used to tell her she was a boy; now she's able to live openly as the girl she always knew she was.
 

Zenobia July
Rating: 4.12/5
Author: Lisa Bunker
TW: forced outing of a side character, peripheral transphobia and islamophobia, and depictions of dysphoria


Review: “I love the found family and the vast array of genders, sexualities and gender expression represented (there’s the main trans girl character, her best friend who’s a genderqueer and I think aro/ace character, a side trans boy character, queer aunts, & a drag Queen uncle).” -Laura


Summary: Zenobia July is starting a new life. She used to live in Arizona with her father; now she's in Maine with her aunts. She used to spend most of her time behind a computer screen, improving her impressive coding and hacking skills; now she's coming out of her shell and discovering a community of friends at Monarch Middle School. People used to tell her she was a boy; now she's able to live openly as the girl she always knew she was.
 

Zenobia July
Rating: 4.12/5
Author: Lisa Bunker
TW: forced outing of a side character, peripheral transphobia and islamophobia, and depictions of dysphoria


Review: “I love the found family and the vast array of genders, sexualities and gender expression represented (there’s the main trans girl character, her best friend who’s a genderqueer and I think aro/ace character, a side trans boy character, queer aunts, & a drag Queen uncle).” -Laura


Summary: Zenobia July is starting a new life. She used to live in Arizona with her father; now she's in Maine with her aunts. She used to spend most of her time behind a computer screen, improving her impressive coding and hacking skills; now she's coming out of her shell and discovering a community of friends at Monarch Middle School. People used to tell her she was a boy; now she's able to live openly as the girl she always knew she was.
 

Zenobia July
Rating: 4.12/5
Author: Lisa Bunker
TW: forced outing of a side character, peripheral transphobia and islamophobia, and depictions of dysphoria


Review: “I love the found family and the vast array of genders, sexualities and gender expression represented (there’s the main trans girl character, her best friend who’s a genderqueer and I think aro/ace character, a side trans boy character, queer aunts, & a drag Queen uncle).” -Laura


Summary: Zenobia July is starting a new life. She used to live in Arizona with her father; now she's in Maine with her aunts. She used to spend most of her time behind a computer screen, improving her impressive coding and hacking skills; now she's coming out of her shell and discovering a community of friends at Monarch Middle School. People used to tell her she was a boy; now she's able to live openly as the girl she always knew she was.
 

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A Snake Falls to Earth
Rating: 4.1/5
Author: Darcie Little Badger


Review: “Lovely fantastic adventure story. Well written, gorgeous worldbuilding, satisfying conclusion.” -Jukaschar


Summary: Nina and Oli have no idea the other exists. But a catastrophic event on Earth, and a strange sickness that befalls Oli's best friend, will drive their worlds together in ways they haven't been in centuries. And there are some who will kill to keep them apart.