Anyone else thought of the growing number of books with queer characters, LGBT themes becoming more common in YA, etc.? I mean, books with LGB characters existed before but now we have the T element too. Here comes the stories about (an by) nonbinary snowflakes too.
An example of various titles compiled on Goodreads:
A few highlights:
Call Me By Your Name by Andre Aciman - written by a pedo, praised by women fetishizing gays.
Genderqueer by Maia Kobabe - there was an excellent review of it on classic TiA (don’t have a clue if it’s archived anywhere); a memoir of a woman who developed a massive gay fetish in her youth (yaoi + fan fiction is a deadly mix), thought being a woman is the same as conforming to stereotypes so came to a conclusion she must be genderspecial.
Heartstopper by Alice Oseman (a proud she/they who also wrote other LGBTQ stuff) - a graphic novel series about two students who fall in love, male homosexual romance; most of the audience is guess who, girls. I got a feeling it tries to replicate somehow the style of manga but in a very retarded way.
Carry On by Rainbow (sic) Rowell - a sort of LGBTQ remake of Harry Potter (Rowling lives rent-free in many SJW’s heads). Can’t tell how much it’s of a “story with yaoi-like stuff to appeal to fangirls” and whether it has many more “progressive” stuff but it’s notable as modeled after HP and ironically comes from an author who also wrote “Fangirl” - a classic study of fandom-eaten brain (actually, it was a fictional franchise within that book - later Rowell made it real).
Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas - some magic, death and also... Latinx trannies. I had a good laugh yesterday checking the 1 star reviews; some say that while the main character is a FtM and fights to be perceived as a man, the portrayal of girls/women and their magic functions is quite sexist.
Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender - the MC is a troon too, born as a woman and you can still see the feminine face on the cover (at least I get such impression immediately).
I Wish You All The Best by Mason Deaver - the tragic life of an enby. Could be even a bigger language disaster in translations.
Any of you came across these titles or any similar? Do you think these books only appeal to the people who were already submerged in SJW ways of thinking or - due to being books and not online posts - try to further legitimize the identity madness? How it’s like with that “genre” if you’re outside the US? Any funny stories to share about their primary audience?
Looking at that trend, what more I can say: what a waste of paper.