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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3.88 avg rating — 67 ratings
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3.60 avg rating — 102 ratings
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4.10 avg rating — 7,823 ratings
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3.80 avg rating — 879 ratings
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3.89 avg rating — 2,432 ratings
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3.78 avg rating — 729 ratings
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3.89 avg rating — 649 ratings
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4.01 avg rating — 1,526 ratings
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3.94 avg rating — 86 ratings
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3.80 avg rating — 844 ratings
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4.23 avg rating — 1,030 ratings
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3.84 avg rating — 1,550 ratings
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4.37 avg rating — 3,298 ratings
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3.68 avg rating — 78 ratings
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3.94 avg rating — 4,504 ratings
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3.76 avg rating — 312 ratings
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3.82 avg rating — 2,200 ratings
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18

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3.95 avg rating — 2,622 ratings
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3.98 avg rating — 99 ratings
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3.76 avg rating — 3,131 ratings
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4.13 avg rating — 17,644 ratings
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3.73 avg rating — 33 ratings
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24

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3.74 avg rating — 192 ratings
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24

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3.60 avg rating — 961 ratings
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4.11 avg rating — 367 ratings
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3.69 avg rating — 110 ratings
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3.74 avg rating — 1,021 ratings
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3.97 avg rating — 3,237 ratings
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3.52 avg rating — 2,032 ratings
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3.82 avg rating — 229 ratings
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3.94 avg rating — 1,000 ratings
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3.88 avg rating — 5,179 ratings
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4.02 avg rating — 1,740 ratings
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4.03 avg rating — 559 ratings
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3.78 avg rating — 1,722 ratings
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3.71 avg rating — 38 ratings
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3.95 avg rating — 22 ratings
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39

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3.63 avg rating — 105 ratings
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3.96 avg rating — 263 ratings
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41

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3.74 avg rating — 529 ratings
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42

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3.67 avg rating — 355 ratings
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really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 284 ratings
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3.96 avg rating — 106 ratings
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45

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3.48 avg rating — 269 ratings
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4.15 avg rating — 48 ratings
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3.86 avg rating — 1,137 ratings
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45

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3.71 avg rating — 296 ratings
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4.16 avg rating — 3,039 ratings
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3.94 avg rating — 17 ratings
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51

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4.12 avg rating — 26 ratings
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51

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3.97 avg rating — 74 ratings
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3.59 avg rating — 22 ratings
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4.05 avg rating — 78 ratings
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4.23 avg rating — 13 ratings
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3.36 avg rating — 146 ratings
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4.62 avg rating — 8 ratings
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3.80 avg rating — 171 ratings
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3.34 avg rating — 372 ratings
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3.76 avg rating — 793 ratings
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3.99 avg rating — 1,046 ratings
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3.89 avg rating — 94 ratings
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3.98 avg rating — 812 ratings
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3.46 avg rating — 26 ratings
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3.61 avg rating — 57 ratings
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2.88 avg rating — 68 ratings
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3.34 avg rating — 352 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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4.29 avg rating — 21 ratings
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3.61 avg rating — 49 ratings
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3.18 avg rating — 50 ratings
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3.92 avg rating — 157 ratings
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3.95 avg rating — 19 ratings
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4.42 avg rating — 12 ratings
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3.50 avg rating — 30 ratings
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3.47 avg rating — 15 ratings
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3.56 avg rating — 16 ratings
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3.54 avg rating — 26 ratings
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3.89 avg rating — 110 ratings
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4.16 avg rating — 153 ratings
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4.05 avg rating — 88 ratings
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4.18 avg rating — 143 ratings
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3.89 avg rating — 10,113 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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3.78 avg rating — 137 ratings
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3.36 avg rating — 50 ratings
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3.85 avg rating — 336 ratings
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3.79 avg rating — 10,471 ratings
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3.54 avg rating — 13 ratings
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3.52 avg rating — 244 ratings
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3.74 avg rating — 192 ratings
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4.16 avg rating — 19 ratings
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4.21 avg rating — 146 ratings
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3.33 avg rating — 18 ratings
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3.72 avg rating — 46 ratings
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3.14 avg rating — 108 ratings
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really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 159 ratings
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126 books · 228 voters · list created June 25th, 2010 by John (votes) .
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John 2334 books
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Duane 172 books
472 friends
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 1-5 of 5 (5 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 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.


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