OMG Queer: Short Stories by Queer Youth

OMG Queer Short Stories by Queer Youth Hope Fear Desire Despair Promises Betrayals Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Questioning Intersex This anthology of short stories gives voice to the rising generation as they define what it means to g

  • Title: OMG Queer: Short Stories by Queer Youth
  • Author: Radclyffe Katherine E. Lynch Stacia Seaman Julie R. Sanchez
  • ISBN: 9781602827233
  • Page: 413
  • Format: ebook
  • Hope Fear Desire Despair Promises Betrayals.Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Questioning Intersex.This anthology of short stories gives voice to the rising generation as they define what it means to grow up queer in the twenty first century What is it like to grow up in a society that embraces you in certain ways but discriminates against you in others How do yHope Fear Desire Despair Promises Betrayals.Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Questioning Intersex.This anthology of short stories gives voice to the rising generation as they define what it means to grow up queer in the twenty first century What is it like to grow up in a society that embraces you in certain ways but discriminates against you in others How do you choose a label from the alphabet soup, and should you even have to By turns heartwarming and heartbreaking, comical and caustic, these stories, imagined and told by youth across America, provide a snapshot of queerness at the dawn of the new millennium.

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    1. On one hand: yay lesbians!!!!! On the other I felt like nearly all these stories were badly written, could have done with some serious editing and came across as bad fanfiction at times.

    2. I shall start with my short reviews for every short story first and then my thought on the book as a whole. Jelson-Brenna HarveyAwie! Funny, cute, full of snarky monologue that had me giggling. I would have loved it to be a little bit longer. This is my favorite story out of them all and rightly so because the humor factor plays a big role when it comes to my reviewing and it might also have something to do with this story being the first among the lot that mostly carried the same vibes from her [...]

    3. From AntonySimpson:Once I started reading I found it difficult to put down. OMG Queer is an anthology of short fiction stories written by queer (gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans, questioning and intersex) young people. Stories are the oldest form of communication to share hopes, fears, dreams, fantasies and these stories share all of these and so much more.I’d like to tell you a little about each story as the cover of the book doesn’t do justice to the stories contained within.Jelson by Brenna [...]

    4. The full review, with quotes and an attempt at fan art, can be found here.I had big hopes for this book. The blurb promises a tangible look into the lives of modern young LGBTQI individuals.But at times, I’ll admit, it felt like I was reading a teenage-written Mills & Boon novel.Take a step back, though: is that necessarily a bad thing? OMG Queer does not promise a fluent work of literature. It promises a first-hand account of a young generation. Considering that most of the stories are wr [...]

    5. This book was chosen for my 2016 Reading Challenge to fill the LGBT slot. Not the first book I've read with LGBT content this year, and not the best, but that's how it goes sometimes.Generally speaking, I really like short fiction. Especially by my favourite writers. My trouble with this, like most short fiction anthologies by multiple writers, is that I'll really enjoy some of the stories/authors, and really dislike some of the others. That's why this anthology, which contains some great stuff, [...]

    6. I would have though having "Queer" in the title would have meant that this book would have a lot more variance than just gays and lesbians (though of course I enjoy gay and lesbian stories), but there was not one transgender story in this book aside from an unrealistic intersex story at the beginning. I feel like I need to put this out there for anyone looking for short stories about gender identity. This book felt like a slight waste of time for me just because that's what I was looking for in [...]

    7. I had really mixed feelings about this book. My daughter is a part of her school GSA, so I had hoped this was a book we could both read and talk about. However, despite several stories I would have been quite comfortable reading with her, others passed the PG-13 rating and moved right on to R or M. The book was in the YA section, and perhaps actual YA readers would be quite comfortable with it. As an adult, reading about that much graphic teen sex (regardless of whether it was gay or straight) j [...]

    8. I love that this topic exists among the teen population despite that the stories were cheesy and somewhat hard to relate to. I wish I had a book like this when I was younger.

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