Gays Joining Alcoholics and Shopaholics Among Lit’s Staple Characters

I see the characters trickling into the mainstream genres. I really like that. It makes being gay feel natural, which it is, of course. Books give you hope.

—Brent, our 15-year-old Kentucky sophomore book blogger friend who even interviews the authors he reviews, gets his own mini Associated Press profile as he helps chronicle the explosion of queer youth lit. If only it was available at his local libraries.