Good stuff over at The Story Siren's LGBT Lit Days.
This, from a guest post by John from Dreaming in Books:
"Every day I walk through the school hallways, I think at least once that I don’t belong. I contemplate pretending to be straight. Running away. Ending my life. Questioning every little part of me one more time in the hopes that maybe – maybe – I’m not really gay.
I know that it won’t change anything, but living in the hetero-centric world that we do, it’s not like I can help it.
A coming out story. Depression. Angst. Anxiety. A protagonist that starts out hating him/herself. That has other people hating him/her. Tough times, a rough patch with the parental units and friends. It’s what coming out entails. And I get that. But I’m sick of having that be the only thing I read in YA."
(Read the rest.)
Like I said: good stuff.