OMG Queer: Short Stories by Queer Youth
Lesbian. Gay. Bisexual. Transgender. Questioning. Intersex.
This anthology of short stories gives voice to the rising generation as they define what it means to grow up queer in the twenty-first century. What is it like to grow up in a society that embraces you in certain ways but discriminates against you in others? How do y ...more
Awie! Funny, cute, full of snarky monologue that had me giggling. I would have loved it to be a little bit longer. This is my favorite story out of them all and rightly so because the humor factor plays a big role when it comes to my reviewing and it might also have something to do with this story being the first among the lot that mostly carried the same vibes from her ...more
Once I started reading I found it difficult to put down. OMG Queer is an anthology of short fiction stories written by queer (gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans, questioning and intersex) young people. Stories are the oldest form of communication to share hopes, fears, dreams, fantasies and these stories share all of these and so much more.
I’d like to tell you a little about each story as the cover of the book doesn’t do justice to the stories contained within.
Jelson by Brenna ...more
I had big hopes for this book. The blurb promises a tangible look into the lives of modern young LGBTQI individuals.
But at times, I’ll admit, it felt like I was reading a teenage-written Mills & Boon novel.
Take a step back, though: is that necessarily a bad thing? OMG Queer does not promise a fluent work of literature. It promises a first-hand account of a young generation. Considering that most of the stories are writ ...more
Generally speaking, I really like short fiction. Especially by my favourite writers. My trouble with this, like most short fiction anthologies by multiple writers, is that I'll really enjoy some of the stories/authors, and really dislike some of the others. That's why this anthology, which contains some great stu ...more
I would have though having "Queer" in the title would have meant that this book would have a lot more variance than just gays and lesbians (though of course I enjoy gay and lesbian stories), but there was not one transgender story in this book aside from an unrealistic intersex story at the beginning. I feel like I need to put this out there for anyone looking for short stories about gender identity. This book felt like a slight waste of time for me just because that's what I was looking for in...more