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 — 110 ratings
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4.06 avg rating — 9,378 ratings
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3.86 avg rating — 2,567 ratings
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3.88 avg rating — 666 ratings
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3.90 avg rating — 89 ratings
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3.77 avg rating — 742 ratings
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3.79 avg rating — 886 ratings
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3.81 avg rating — 914 ratings
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4.22 avg rating — 1,082 ratings
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4.06 avg rating — 35,442 ratings
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3.75 avg rating — 96 ratings
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4.37 avg rating — 3,818 ratings
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3.93 avg rating — 4,832 ratings
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3.82 avg rating — 201 ratings
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4.01 avg rating — 1,597 ratings
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3.81 avg rating — 32 ratings
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18

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3.56 avg rating — 1,150 ratings
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18

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4.17 avg rating — 548 ratings
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3.85 avg rating — 1,577 ratings
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21

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3.72 avg rating — 1,082 ratings
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21

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3.74 avg rating — 331 ratings
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23

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3.92 avg rating — 2,957 ratings
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24

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3.81 avg rating — 2,267 ratings
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25

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3.96 avg rating — 3,636 ratings
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26

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3.75 avg rating — 3,219 ratings
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27

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3.67 avg rating — 892 ratings
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28

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3.95 avg rating — 1,066 ratings
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29

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3.93 avg rating — 301 ratings
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30

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3.77 avg rating — 1,890 ratings
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30

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4.56 avg rating — 9 ratings
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32

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3.84 avg rating — 6,588 ratings
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33

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3.76 avg rating — 558 ratings
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4.04 avg rating — 1,842 ratings
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3.50 avg rating — 2,461 ratings
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36

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4.02 avg rating — 576 ratings
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37

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3.87 avg rating — 11,919 ratings
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38

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3.48 avg rating — 270 ratings
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38

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4.22 avg rating — 51 ratings
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38

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3.81 avg rating — 1,243 ratings
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38

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3.68 avg rating — 311 ratings
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38

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4.14 avg rating — 5,763 ratings
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43

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3.57 avg rating — 106 ratings
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43

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3.94 avg rating — 17 ratings
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really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 12 ratings
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46

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3.75 avg rating — 36 ratings
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46

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4.12 avg rating — 26 ratings
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46

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really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 77 ratings
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46

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3.97 avg rating — 197 ratings
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50

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really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 309 ratings
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50

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3.86 avg rating — 7 ratings
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50

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3.14 avg rating — 14 ratings
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53

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4.06 avg rating — 85 ratings
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3.94 avg rating — 100 ratings
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54

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3.95 avg rating — 116 ratings
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54

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3.97 avg rating — 2,992 ratings
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really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 5 ratings
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58

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3.70 avg rating — 112 ratings
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4.16 avg rating — 1,877 ratings
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60

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3.63 avg rating — 383 ratings
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60

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4.62 avg rating — 8 ratings
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62

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3.78 avg rating — 182 ratings
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62

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3.39 avg rating — 430 ratings
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62

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3.91 avg rating — 61,182 ratings
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65

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3.77 avg rating — 826 ratings
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3.91 avg rating — 1,966 ratings
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3.85 avg rating — 5,335 ratings
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68

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3.90 avg rating — 106 ratings
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69

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3.32 avg rating — 394 ratings
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3.97 avg rating — 4,487 ratings
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71

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3.96 avg rating — 331 ratings
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72

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3.46 avg rating — 26 ratings
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72

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3.58 avg rating — 59 ratings
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72

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2.85 avg rating — 65 ratings
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72

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3.41 avg rating — 29 ratings
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4.80 avg rating — 10 ratings
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72

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4.12 avg rating — 26 ratings
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72

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3.56 avg rating — 50 ratings
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3.15 avg rating — 52 ratings
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72

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3.89 avg rating — 163 ratings
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72

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3.76 avg rating — 21 ratings
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72

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4.46 avg rating — 13 ratings
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72

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3.48 avg rating — 31 ratings
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3.31 avg rating — 16 ratings
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3.67 avg rating — 21 ratings
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3.68 avg rating — 31 ratings
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3.95 avg rating — 116 ratings
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4.17 avg rating — 169 ratings
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72

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4.07 avg rating — 100 ratings
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72

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4.11 avg rating — 150 ratings
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3.46 avg rating — 26 ratings
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4.25 avg rating — 16 ratings
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3.79 avg rating — 156 ratings
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3.36 avg rating — 50 ratings
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72

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3.79 avg rating — 13,192 ratings
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3.45 avg rating — 20 ratings
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3.50 avg rating — 248 ratings
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3.98 avg rating — 122 ratings
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4.13 avg rating — 211 ratings
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211 books · 206 voters · list created June 25th, 2010 by John (votes) .
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John 2340 books
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Duane 184 books
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Amber 221 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."


message 4: by Harris Bren (new)

Harris Bren 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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