Bisexual Book Awards announce 2016 nominees


not otherwise specified hannah moskowitzFour YA books earned nominations for best teen fiction for the fourth annual Bisexual Book Awards. The nominees are Bad Idea by Erica Yang, Not Otherwise Specified by Hannah Moskowitz, Out of Order by Casey Lawrence, and Seven Tears at High Tide by C.B. Lee.

In Erica Yang’s Bad Idea, Riva Corley’s boyfriend wants her to kiss a girl in front of him. She’s trying her best – she doesn’t want to lose him – so when Daisy Mejia (closeted and crushing on Riva) becomes available, Riva snags the opportunity. But what started as a bad idea begins to grow infinitely more complicated as the girls begin to fall for each other.

Everywhere she turns, someone feels Etta’s too fringe for the fringe in Hannah Moskowitz’s Not Otherwise Specified. Etta doesn’t fit anywhere — until she meets Bianca, the straight, white, Christian, and seriously sick girl in Etta’s therapy group.

In Casey Lawrence’s Out of Order, Corey’s a closeted bisexual whiz kid hiding the budding romance with her friend Kate. Choosing a college and running for valedictorian are the worst of her worries – that is, until she’s left the only witness to a multiple homicide.

The sea holds many secrets in C.B. Lee’s Seven Tears at High Tide. When Kevin saves a mysterious boy from the Pacific, he doesn’t know that the boy is a selkie.

Winners will be announced at a ceremony on June 3.

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