Ben is trying to reconcile what he wants in life and his father’s expectations, as well as his feelings for his best friends which might become stronger than his fear of making waves.
Openly, Honestly by Bill Konigsberg
Ben and Rafe spend the holidays with their respective families, trying not to think about each other.
Openly Straight by Bill Konigsberg
Rafe is known by everybody as the gay kid, so when he moves to another high school, he decides to not come out. Things become complicated when he falls in love with his new best friend…
The Weight of the Stars by K. Ancrum
Ryann is in love with space, and when she meets the daughter of an astronaut, both of their lives will be changes forever.
Radio Silence by Alice Oseman
An ethereal podcast creator meets a bubbly artist, and their friendship will change their lives forever
I Was Born for This by Alice Oseman
Famous band member Jimmy and his fan Angel’s lives aren’t going so well, but meeting each other in strange circumstances might help both of them.
Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli
The sequel to Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, this time following Simon’s best friend who’s trying to navigate high school romances as a bi girl.
Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
Two boys falling in love in a British school of magic sounds like a fanfiction, but this time it’s a great story of its own, blending romance with a suspenseful Chosen One tale.