Have I mentioned before that I love my employer library? High School library, in Regional/Rural Australia, with a fabulous collection of YA queerlit. Including this collection.
I don't think I outright disliked a single story. In the end my favourites were probably Gregory Maguire's "The Honorary Shepherds" (because it dealt with queerness and faith, as well as religious art and had a Quirky Narrator); Lois Lowry's "Holding", because of its difference; CS Adler's "Michael's Little Sister", for being beautiful, heartwarming *and* heartbreaking; and Christina Salat's "50% Chance of Lightning", because I indentified so closely with Robin.
What's bizarre there is that Jacqueline Woodson *isn't* in my top four! One of the things that is great about this collection is the number of other-than-white main characters. Woodson is the only author I know is not white, although I assume Salat is, too. But in terms of showing young people of all backgrounds (and cultures) dealing with issues of sexuality, the collection has certainly avoided being (to my clueless whitegirl mind) token, but has rather been inclusive. (If it was being put together today I have little doubt that there would have been Muslim main characters as well as Jewish, Christian and of-no-faith characters.