Boyfriends with Girlfriends is a LGBTQAI+ book written by Alex Sanchez and published in 2011 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers.

Boyfriends with Girlfriends (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2011)

Boyfriends with Girlfriends (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2011)

What is it about?

While Sergio is attracted to both girls and guys, he’s only dated girls before. Lance has always known he’s gay, but he’s never had a serious boyfriend. When they meet, there’s an instant sizzle, and they know that they’ve got something special. But will it be enough to overcome their differences?

Allie has been into guys her whole life, and she’s been in a relationship with her boyfriend, Chip, for two years. But when she meets Kimiko, despite everything she thinks she knows about her own sexuality, she realizes she’s falling for her—hard. And Kimiko has been crushing on Allie since the moment they met, but it’s impossible for her to believe that a bombshell like Allie could be interested in her. Can they find their way together to a relationship?

Lambda Literary Award–winning author Alex Sanchez introduces readers to four very real teens who are trying to find their places in the world—and with one another.

Honors and Awards:

  • American Library Assn “Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers”
  • American Library Assn “Rainbow List”
  • Bankstreet College of Education Children’s Book Committee 2012 Best Children’s Books of the Year
  • Lambda Literary Award 2011 Finalist

You can read an excerpt here.

Where you can buy a copy of the book:

Amazon / Barnes & Noble / Book Depository / Indie Bound


Author Alex Sanchez, “It Gets Better”


Alex Sanchez is the author of the Rainbow Boys trilogy of teen novels, along with The God Box, Getting It, and the Lambda Award-winning middle-grade novel So Hard to Say. His novel, Bait, won the 2009 Florida Book Award Gold Medal for YA fiction. Alex received his master’s degree in guidance and counseling from Old Dominion University and for many years worked as a youth and family counselor. His newest novel, Boyfriends with Girlfriends, was released in 2011.

For more info on Alex, you can visit his website here.

Think Boyfriends With Girlfriends sounds great? You can win a copy in GayYA’s Queer YA Scrabble prize pack! Just find all the letters hidden in the next five posts and the previous one (the letters will be in green) and unscramble them to solve the anagram! Enter to win here.
The giveaway closes on June 8th, and winners will be notified on the 9th. The giveaway is open to the United Kingdom, Ireland, United States of America, Canada, Mexico, and anywhere in continental Europe except Russia. Unfortunately, do to the prohibitive cost of shipping, the giveaway and auctions are not open to countries in Africa, South America, Asia or Australia.