Monarch is a novel about two queer teens who fall in love and must overcome the obstacles thrown their way. Their relationship is tested by family, friends, and society as they fight for their own happiness.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for anyone who identifies as LGBTQ+ and wants to see themselves represented in a love story. It’s also for people who want to understand what it’s like to be queer, and how homophobia affects queer relationships.
- This book is a great representation of LGBTQ+ relationships.
- The characters are well developed and relatable.
- This book has a strong message of love and acceptance.
- It may be triggering for some readers.
- The plot could be better developed.
- It is a bit clichéd.
Learn more about the author
Candice Wuehle is a queer writer and musician from St. Paul, MN. She has her BFA in Creative Writing from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and is currently working on her MFA at Washington University in Saint Louis. Monarch is her first novel.
“This book is a beautifully written and poignant exploration of love in its many forms. It had me smiling, laughing, and crying – sometimes all within the same chapter! I highly recommend it for anyone looking for an emotionally engaging read.”
“Monarch is an important novel that brings to light the struggles faced by LGBTQ+ people on a daily basis. It’s a beautifully written story about love and acceptance, and I highly recommend it.”
“A beautiful and moving story of first love.”