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I'm PRETTY sure I'm gay. Help me be okay with it.

I've always known I was a little different. I have trouble remembering things from my relatively normal childhood, so it took until high school to connect the few dots I had, but after I did that, I relished in the attraction I felt for certain other men. It was exciting and made me feel as though I was part of a community with a common story. I grew up with conservative parents who I haven't been able to tell but who I suspect have an inkling, given the things they found left open on my teenage computer and my shy, sensitive nature. I was fine with not making it a part of my identity and limited its sphere of influence to my taste in porn and online friendships. I never felt the need for a relationship- with women or men- but I enjoyed the way validation from "manly" men made me feel both emotionally and physically. [more inside]
posted by marsbar77 on Jun 26, 2014 - 29 answers

What was the name of this fantasy novel from my childhood?

I am searching for the name of a fantasy novel from childhood, which has been calling to me lately in a way that may greatly inform my artwork. It has been fruitless to google, as I can only remember certain clues about its plotline and cover illustration. Help me, metafilter! The internet is great but some quandaries need humans. (Read extended explanation for the clues) [more inside]
posted by kaspen on Apr 20, 2014 - 7 answers

Young Adult Detective Bookfilter

Need help identifying a book from childhood. [more inside]
posted by Ham Snadwich on Feb 13, 2014 - 11 answers

Googling "weird camel thing" surprisingly proved fruitless

I am trying to remember the name of a fantasy book I read around 1990 or so. It was written for pre-teens/young adults, took place on another planet, involved a longish journey on some sort of camel-esque creature and the development of a relationship between a trainee warrior-type and some sort of novitiate. Any ideas as to what this book could be? [more inside]
posted by HonoriaGlossop on Feb 6, 2014 - 4 answers

Name some paranormal young adult fiction cliches so I can avoid doing it

Please name some Paranormal Young Adult fiction tropes and cliches (obvious or obscure) so I can avoid doing them myself in the book I am writing. Thanks! [more inside]
posted by Sully on Aug 22, 2013 - 21 answers

Book recommendation for a 13-year-old girl?

For her bat mitzvah, I would like to give my niece a book that is age appropriate but will also have lasting value. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by janey47 on Apr 8, 2013 - 30 answers

Looking for Young Adult Science Fiction Trilogy

Trying to find a Young Adult Fantasy Trilogy--Can't Remember the Name [more inside]
posted by Eyeveex on Feb 21, 2012 - 22 answers

Proustian Book

I remember a Young Adult Chapter book that I am trying to remember the name of. The premise of the book was that you could achieve perfection by wearing a pickle around your neck, because nothing would be as embarrassing as that so you could do anything. There was a pamphlet that suggested that a boy do this but the pamphlet stressed that you couldn't read ahead in the pamphlet. Anyone?
posted by Infernarl on Oct 24, 2011 - 8 answers

Amazing Adventures - You know, for kids.

Rocket Boys? Kavalier and Clay? All Our Yesterdays... [more inside]
posted by Guy_Inamonkeysuit on May 16, 2011 - 13 answers

Can you help me find the title of this novel?

Can you help me find the title of a novel (probably Young Adult) I read sometime between 1979 and 1981? [more inside]
posted by Ink-stained wretch on Feb 5, 2011 - 7 answers

I can't remember what I don't know

Middle school/young adult novels set in Quebec? [more inside]
posted by dlugoczaj on Dec 5, 2010 - 10 answers

Neither Hogwarts nor Camp Half-Blood

What books can I read aloud to my kids (ages 7 and 10) that expand their horizons - to other countries, other cultures, history - and are also compelling? [more inside]
posted by Sukey Says on Sep 10, 2010 - 34 answers

Help us find these horse books!

Asking a question for the lady: Help us find these books! They are a series of horse-themed books for young girls, from the 1980's... [more inside]
posted by kaseijin on Apr 24, 2010 - 14 answers

Green YAL

YAL with an environmentalist twist. [more inside]
posted by oflinkey on Apr 22, 2010 - 9 answers

Bookfinding help

Looking for a book from the 80's, possibly a young adult novel. [more inside]
posted by pinky on Apr 21, 2010 - 4 answers

How Do I Promote My YA Fantasy Novel?

I want to promote my Young Adult fantasy novel about Morgan le Fay on the web. The biggest audience should be young women and libraries; Wiccans, medieval re-enactors and King Arthur fans would dig it, too (I hope). How can I best promote the book myself? What sites and blogs should I contact? Are author's tours effective? What should I definitely put my efforts into and what's not worth my time? [more inside]
posted by musofire on Oct 11, 2009 - 12 answers

The cat's name might have been "Barney"

Help me find this book I read as a kid. I remember a fair amount of it, but I just can't get the right Google combination to find it. [more inside]
posted by Lucinda on Feb 9, 2009 - 8 answers

Need book titles.....

I am looking for Young Adult books to recommend about Womens History. [more inside]
posted by haikuku on Sep 16, 2008 - 9 answers

Title for a YAL girl's teen novel?

Everybody hates this, but I need help identifying a book so I can "rebuild" a preteen, YAL library... [more inside]
posted by oflinkey on Jan 5, 2007 - 11 answers

Am I old enough to be claiming Alzheimers as a reason for this brain gap?

I'm trying to remember the name of a book I read in Secondary 3 (Grade 9) about a German girl who loses all of her family in the bombing of Dresden (I think), meets up a boy who is escaping from the Hitler Youth and reforms her life with relatives in a major German city... [more inside]
posted by elkerette on Sep 21, 2005 - 4 answers

Name of Novel: High School Kid Who Hacks Two Schedules?

Help me identify a young adult novel from the '70s: It's about a kid in high school who, through an error in the school's mainframe computer, is assigned two class schedules - one with his first name first, one with his last name. He decides that he can use this opportunity to somehow pass both sets of classes and graduate a year early! This will require crazy contortions and some hacking at the end of the year...to put both schedules back together... [more inside]
posted by wavejumper on Sep 6, 2005 - 10 answers

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