Best 'Unknown' LGBTQ Books for Teens

A list of small and large press books and ebooks for teenagers that are relatively unknown or overshadowed by big name authors like David Levithan, but are still well written and great reads.
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3.60 avg rating — 106 ratings
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4.08 avg rating — 8,552 ratings
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3.87 avg rating — 2,536 ratings
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3.88 avg rating — 664 ratings
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3.91 avg rating — 88 ratings
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3.77 avg rating — 740 ratings
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3.80 avg rating — 871 ratings
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4.23 avg rating — 1,070 ratings
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3.81 avg rating — 911 ratings
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3.75 avg rating — 87 ratings
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4.11 avg rating — 25,229 ratings
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4.37 avg rating — 3,566 ratings
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3.76 avg rating — 201 ratings
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3.73 avg rating — 33 ratings
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3.82 avg rating — 2,248 ratings
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3.94 avg rating — 2,873 ratings
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3.93 avg rating — 4,722 ratings
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3.58 avg rating — 1,067 ratings
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4.13 avg rating — 444 ratings
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3.86 avg rating — 1,579 ratings
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3.73 avg rating — 1,053 ratings
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23

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3.77 avg rating — 322 ratings
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3.97 avg rating — 3,497 ratings
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26

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3.69 avg rating — 868 ratings
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3.93 avg rating — 1,020 ratings
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28

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3.86 avg rating — 5,844 ratings
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3.75 avg rating — 3,212 ratings
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3.51 avg rating — 2,321 ratings
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4.02 avg rating — 572 ratings
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3.76 avg rating — 1,829 ratings
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3.60 avg rating — 106 ratings
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3.97 avg rating — 291 ratings
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3.76 avg rating — 551 ratings
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3.65 avg rating — 379 ratings
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3.99 avg rating — 303 ratings
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3.92 avg rating — 113 ratings
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4.03 avg rating — 1,808 ratings
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3.48 avg rating — 270 ratings
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4.14 avg rating — 51 ratings
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3.84 avg rating — 1,198 ratings
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3.67 avg rating — 303 ratings
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3.88 avg rating — 11,254 ratings
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4.15 avg rating — 4,391 ratings
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3.94 avg rating — 17 ratings
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3.57 avg rating — 7 ratings
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48

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3.69 avg rating — 36 ratings
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4.12 avg rating — 26 ratings
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3.99 avg rating — 75 ratings
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48

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3.99 avg rating — 187 ratings
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3.25 avg rating — 4 ratings
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3.14 avg rating — 14 ratings
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4.10 avg rating — 79 ratings
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3.97 avg rating — 97 ratings
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liked it 3.00 avg rating — 2 ratings
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3.69 avg rating — 111 ratings
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4.62 avg rating — 8 ratings
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3.77 avg rating — 180 ratings
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3.36 avg rating — 388 ratings
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3.78 avg rating — 822 ratings
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3.91 avg rating — 1,604 ratings
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3.89 avg rating — 104 ratings
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3.32 avg rating — 384 ratings
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3.98 avg rating — 905 ratings
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3.48 avg rating — 27 ratings
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3.58 avg rating — 59 ratings
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2.87 avg rating — 67 ratings
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3.37 avg rating — 30 ratings
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4.80 avg rating — 10 ratings
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4.27 avg rating — 22 ratings
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3.61 avg rating — 49 ratings
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3.18 avg rating — 51 ratings
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3.89 avg rating — 154 ratings
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3.76 avg rating — 21 ratings
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4.42 avg rating — 12 ratings
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3.52 avg rating — 31 ratings
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3.47 avg rating — 15 ratings
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3.65 avg rating — 20 ratings
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3.62 avg rating — 29 ratings
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3.93 avg rating — 112 ratings
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4.18 avg rating — 163 ratings
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4.05 avg rating — 96 ratings
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4.12 avg rating — 149 ratings
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3.44 avg rating — 27 ratings
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4.25 avg rating — 16 ratings
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3.80 avg rating — 147 ratings
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3.36 avg rating — 50 ratings
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3.79 avg rating — 11,897 ratings
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3.68 avg rating — 19 ratings
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3.51 avg rating — 251 ratings
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4.04 avg rating — 93 ratings
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4.15 avg rating — 189 ratings
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3.91 avg rating — 69 ratings
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2.49 avg rating — 109 ratings
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3.83 avg rating — 1,930 ratings
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3.33 avg rating — 18 ratings
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3.73 avg rating — 48 ratings
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3.15 avg rating — 109 ratings
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148 books · 201 voters · list created June 25th, 2010 by John (votes) .
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John 2334 books
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Duane 175 books
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Amber 216 books
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Jill 18 books
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Don 19 books
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Milla 10 books
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Hillary 27 books
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Crystal 13 books
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Comments Showing 1-6 of 6 (6 new)

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message 1: by [deleted user] (new)

Goodread's lists are often frustrating because they feature multiple volumes from the same series, which throws off the count. I wish people would nominate the series as a whole or just the first volume.


message 2: by Lori (new)

Lori If you like YA M/M Romance, be sure and check out the YA M/M Romance group.


message 3: by Melinda (new)

Melinda Will Grayson, Will Grayson is definitely not "unknown."


Harris Bren Escabarte like David Levithan. lol


message 5: by Melinda (new)

Melinda Removed Will Grayson, Will Grayson since it is hardly "unknown" and literally written by David Levithan.


message 6: by theStorykeeper (new)

theStorykeeper The Miseducation of Cameron Post isn't "unknown," either - it's got nearly 32,000 ratings...


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