Jake

Meet Jake, one of our new booksellers. Jake's favorite reads are kids books with heart, adventure, and a dash of romance. 

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Fat Chance, Charlie Vega By Crystal Maldonado Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780823451319
Availability: Available - On our shelves now
Published: Holiday House - January 11th, 2022

Everyone who's ever been a teenager and/or had a body should read this!!! The sweetest, most romantic, uplifting body-positive coming-of-age story you could imagine. I laughed and cried along with Charlie. She's the best, and this book is the best!


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Rise to the Sun By Leah Johnson Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338662238
Availability: Available - On our shelves now
Published: Scholastic Press - July 6th, 2021

A love letter to music, complicated girls, and finding where you're meant to be. Plus, who doesn't want to have their first kiss with a girl at a music festival? Sweet, sad, beautiful--the perfect end-of-summer read (or ANY time!!)!


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She Drives Me Crazy By Kelly Quindlen Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781250821126
Availability: Available to order - Usually arrives at our store in 1-5 days
Published: Square Fish - April 19th, 2022

This book is super popular on TikTok, and for good reason; it's completely worth the hype: gay drama, fake dating, basketball player x cheerleader lesbian romance. And the last scene??? In the gym???? I'm not gonna spoil it, but you MUST read this one for yourself!


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The Last Cuentista By Donna Barba Higuera Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781646140893
Availability: Available - On our shelves now
Published: Levine Querido - October 12th, 2021

A GORGEOUS book, demands to be read aloud. A girl who longs to be a storyteller wakes up before she should on a generation ship headed to a new planet. Mind-blowing, beautiful, jaw-dropping.


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The Darkness Outside Us By Eliot Schrefer Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9780062888235
Availability: Backordered
Published: Katherine Tegen Books - May 10th, 2022

This book surprised me in the best way. Two boys, alone in space together, learning to lean on each other for everything. The twist genuinely shocked me, and the ending was more satisfying than I could've imagined. I won't say too much, but I wish I could experience this whole book again for the first time. You're in for such a treat. 


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Ophelia After All By Racquel Marie Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250797308
Availability: Available - On our shelves now
Published: Feiwel & Friends - February 8th, 2022

Wow wow wow WOW WOW!!! Racquel Marie's debut novel is full of lyrical prose, incredible banter, and Cuban food galore! Ophelia is questioning her sexuality in a way that feels so genuine and caring--this book will be so important for so many queer and questioning teens. 


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No Filter and Other Lies By Crystal Maldonado Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780823447183
Availability: Available - On our shelves now
Published: Holiday House - February 8th, 2022

Words cannot even describe how much I love this book! The sweet sapphic first crush text message ENERGY! The three-legged pitbull! Making bad choices but learning from them!! Love love love. Crystal Maldonado is one of my favorite authors!


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All That’s Left in the World By Erik J. Brown Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780063054974
Availability: Available - On our shelves now
Published: Balzer + Bray - March 8th, 2022

This book was everything I've ever wanted from a post-apocalyptic novel. It actually discusses what it would be like to be queer, to be *different* at the end of the world. Truly a gorgeous book that will stay with me for a long, long time. Plus, the main characters being described as David and Patrick from Schitt's Creek as teens in the apocalypse doesn't hurt!


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Amari and the Night Brothers (Supernatural Investigations #1) By B. B. Alston Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780062975171
Availability: Available - On our shelves now
Published: Balzer + Bray - January 4th, 2022

If this book had come out when I was 12, I would be going to Amari conventions. It is EPIC!! Supernatural creatures, a summer camp that's not what it seems, and the bravest, coolest protagonist you could imagine. I LOVE Amari!!


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The Accidental Apprentice (Wilderlore #1) By Amanda Foody Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781534477575
Availability: Available - On our shelves now
Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - February 1st, 2022

Pokemon meets How to Train Your Dragon meets escapist woodland fantasy in this incredible book!! You'll meet a tiny dragon named Mitsy, a not-so-fearsome beast named Root, and a boy who doesn't want to go on an adventure--who goes on one anyway. Love this middle-grade fantasy!


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Bloom By Kevin Panetta, Savanna Ganucheau (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kevin Panetta, Savanna Ganucheau (Illustrator)
$18.99
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ISBN: 9781626726413
Published: First Second - January 29th, 2019

Seaside town, bakers, gays, and first love in this graphic novel that I read in one sitting but have come back to again and again. My heart hurts just writing this review UGH!


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Mooncakes By Suzanne Walker, Wendy Xu (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Suzanne Walker, Wendy Xu (Illustrator)
$14.99
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ISBN: 9781549303043
Published: Oni Press - October 15th, 2019

If you don't have something pumpkin-flavored to eat while reading this, you might want to get on that ASAP!! This gorgeous, magical graphic novel combines Chinese and Jewish cultures, has an adorable queer romance, and is BEGGING to be read during sweater weather. 


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An Absolutely Remarkable Thing: A Novel (The Carls #1) By Hank Green Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781524743468
Availability: Available - On our shelves now
Published: Dutton - July 30th, 2019

Hank had huge shoes to fill, what with John Green being his oldr brother, and BOY did he fill them with something strange and different and totally new. This was the most unusual, exciting, wonderful book I read last year. A blend of sci-fi, new adult romance, and a sprinkle of aliens just for fun. 


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Hot Dog Girl By Jennifer Dugan Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780525516279
Availability: Available - On our shelves now
Published: Penguin Books - March 24th, 2020

Who wants to be the princess when you can be the hot dog?! A bisexual summer love story filled with a run-down amusement park, drama, and, yes, a girl in a hot dog suit. You can't go wrong with any of Jenn Dugan's books, though--try Verona Comics as well!


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The Last True Poets of the Sea By Julia Drake Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780759554993
Availability: Available to order - Usually arrives at our store in 1-5 days
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - June 15th, 2021

Quite possibly my favorite book of all time--atmospheric, romantic, mysterious. It'll make you want to go to coastal Maine, search for an ancient shipwreck, and fall in love.