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The Side Door

Title

The Side Door

Authors

Jan Donley

Publisher

Spinsters Ink

Publication Year

2010

ISBN

9781935226123

Pages

288 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

When Mel becomes obsessed with Alex Weber's death, she finds trouble with her peers and confronts a world of adult secrecy and deception.

Grade Level

9-12

Topic

LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Homosexuality; lesbian; lesbian teenager

Main Character

female teenager

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

mother and father

LGBTQ+

lesbian female

Awards

Rainbow List, 2012 Young Adult Fiction
Eric Hoffer Award, 2011, Honor, Young Adult

Keywords

LGBTQ youth; suicide; secrets; high school; distraught mother; homophobia

Diversity Impact

direct

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