Top Five: Sarah's feel good reads

Hi, Sarah here. These are my Top Five Feel Good Reads for when you need a heart hug.

Clancy of the Undertow by Christopher Currie 
This story follows Clancy as she discovers who she is and how she fits into the world. It is a believable and beautiful coming of age, while coming out story. I cannot praise Mr Currie enough for managing to capture the pure hell and internal conflict of being a teen. I do not think there is anyone that hasn’t at some stage felt about themselves the way Clancy feels. She is relatable, regardless of her sexuality. We’ve all been teens (and maybe you still are) AND being a teenager sucks.
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Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett
Dubbed as a YA retelling of You've Got Mail, but it is so much more than that, it is awkward and adorable and captivating. AH so freaking ADORABLE! The story is set in California and follows Bailey as she moves to a new town. The story is filled with surfers, museums, classic movies, first love and friends helping each other out. Oh, there is nothing like first love! Bailey and Porter are both so damn loveable, I fell for them both. 

The Sidekicks by Will Kostakis 
Set in northern Sydney The Sidekicks is the story of three very different boys. While on the verge of manhood they suffer the loss of a mutual friend. The story follows each of the boys as they go on to deal with their friend’s death. The trauma initially separates them, but by the end of the book it has brought them together with a closeness they never had before. This is a story of love, loss, friendship, sexuality, homophobia and just wanting to fit in.
#LoveOZYA #AusQueerYA [View on Goodreads]

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli 
You cannot finish this book without having a massive smile on your face, it’s just not possible. Ask anyone who has read it and they’ll tell you the same.
Simon vs. is a story of self-discovery, friendship, blackmail, being outed and love. A quirky coming of age tale that is so easy to get lost in. Simon is freaking adorable and I thoroughly enjoyed watching him struggle, fumble and come out on top. 

The Simple Gift by Steven Herrick 
The Simple Gift is a story of friendship and second chances, of healing and new love, written in verse. The characters Caitlin, Billy & Old Bill are three people from different walks of life brought together by circumstance, with the result being that they all end up making each other’s life better.

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