Down to the Bone
Laura is thrown out of her house when her mother discovers she is a lesbian, but after trying to change her heart and hide from the truth, Laura finally comes to terms with who she is and learns to love and respect herself.
LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Gay/Lesbian; lesbians; lesbian teenagers
Cuban American / Puerto Rican
mother and step father
Booklist Book Review Stars, 2008
Gay and Lesbian Themes and Topics in Selected Children's and Young Adult Books, 2009 GLBTQ Children and Teens: Fiction
Images of Community: Selected Books for Children and Young Adult, 2011 Reaching Out: Finding and Creating Community (Fiction)
YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2014 GLBTQ: Books with Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queerquestioning, Intersex, Asexual individuals, and Their Allies-Fiction
identity; self-acceptance; love letter; kicked out; love; self discovery; family bond; friendship; romance; homophobia; Catholic school
Dole, Mayra Lazara, "Down to the Bone" (2012). Diverse Families. 555.