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Young Adult Fiction Lgbt

Ace of Hearts

by (author) Myriad Augustine

James Lorimer & Company Ltd., Publishers
Initial publish date
Feb 2020
LGBT, Emotions & Feelings, Dating & Sex
Recommended Age
13 to 18
Recommended Grade
Recommended Reading age
8 to 9
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    Publish Date
    Feb 2020
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    Publish Date
    Feb 2020
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Everyone around Alvin seems to be obsessed with one thing — sex. Alvin finds it uncomfortable to think and talk about it and he knows he isn't ready and may never be. His friends, however, think that all Alvin needs is to hook up with the right guy, so they identify three of the most eligible guys in school and start a plan to set Alvin up with each one. First there's Allistair, a boy with strong ambitions to become a gay leader in politics. Second is Rowan, a trans boy who mysteriously misses classes. Third is Jesse, the popular rich kid known for wild parties and breaking hearts. But the closer Alvin gets to being physical with someone, the more he's uncertain that this is for him and he begins to wonder if he's asexual. Can Alvin find the love that's right for him?

About the author

MYRIAD AUGUSTINE is a queer, non?binary, intersectional feminist. They founded and co?run the Wheelhouse, a nonprofit designed to be a supporting resource for people facing barriers of accessibility. This is their first teen novel. Myriad lives in Toronto, Ontario.

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Editorial Reviews

"Seamlessly includes helpful real-life resources."

Booklist Online

"The fast-moving YA romantic plots will keep readers engaged."

School Library Journal

"[The Real Love books] stand out for their authentic depictions of LGBTQ+ teens; recommended for high school collections."

School Library Journal

Starred Review

School Library Journal

"A valuable and gentle introduction to the world of homoromantic asexuality and its place in queer
culture and community."

Booklist Online

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