When the brain fails, the heart is often the one that picks up the pieces. Tyson is suicidal, angry and so, so lonely. After an attempt on his own life, he faces brief hospitalisation in the Acute Inpatient Unit with other teenagers. The staff are wonderful and his treatment team goes above and beyond to provide help and support, but what he needs most is a friend. He finds Vladimir, a boy who battles schizophrenia and psychotic episodes. He's perfect.
Jimbo is serving his final year as a counselor at Camp Falls. He has just graduated from high school and will enter University in the fall. Everything is going smoothly until a troop arrives without a Scout Master. Jimbo is assigned to the role and meets Mason, a scout having his first experience at Camp Falls. The frisson between the two leads to a them entering a partnership. The challenges of Scout Camp, their parents and larger forces shape who they are as a couple.
The Individual Student Advancement through Cooperative Assistance Program, ISACA they call it, is designed to help the student's mental, emotional and educational states through the pairing of those students who displayed similar traits or history. When quiet, only-trying-to-get-by Alexander Avery is paired up with the violent James Johansson, and they end up being forced to dorm together, what will happen to Alexander's heteronormative, peaceful lifestyle? Why is James such a major arsehole? What do him and Alex could possibly have in common? And, someone please tell him, why is Alex waking up at night to coo James?!
Brandon works for a company that sells point of sale equipment in the IT department. His life has been on hold since his husband and their daughter died, but now there is Hal in Sales and Isaac from across the hall. How, exactly, do you make a family?
💋🃏♠️14 year old, suburban boy, Johnny Applebee, has just entered a new chapter in his life. He wishes things to be just how they were. But, when he meets a young stranger who is completely different from anyone he had ever met before, he gets a surprise that he never expected.
Have you ever been so crushed under the weight of an instant attraction, that it was hard to breathe? Do you remember what it was like to want someone so badly, that it threw you into fits of abnormal behavior that you couldn't seem to control? Shane is just now experiencing this awkward agony for the first time, when he lays eyes on Dimitry, the grandson of the owner of a nearby authentic Greek restaurant. Will he ever gain the courage to speak to him face to face?
Jack Woolery's life was safe and secure. He was attending high school, and he had no intention of coming out to his parents or best friend, Jimmy. Then Tracy Craft moves in across the street and changes his plans. Tracy, a new student and an aspiring ballet dancer, is strong and confident. He challenges Jack to reevaluate his life. Can Jack become friends with an openly gay boy and yet maintain the secret life he trusts?
Hiding part of what makes you who you are may sometimes seem necessary. And sometimes you may hide a part of yourself so well that you don't even realise that it exists. Danny Murphy seems to be living a charmed life. But he has a secret; one that he tries to keep so well hidden that he doesn't even want to admit it to himself. However, if he is hiding part of his real self, not just from others but also from himself, is his life really as charmed as it may seem?
Simon is sixteen and on the edge of everything changing, his world changing from adolescent to adult, to facing up to his sexuality and coming out, but not just yet.
Now, his boyfriend is late and he’s sat on a cold, concrete bench waiting, waiting, waiting…
Over eighteen different days, during four weeks in spring, this story follows Simon as he navigates the difficult journey of his coming out. Like all journeys, this one will change him but in ways he doesn’t imagine, taking him places he didn’t expect to go.