The Awkward Truth is a LGBTQ+ novel by Lee Winter. It tells the story of 17-year-old John, who must face the truths about his sexuality and gender identity while growing up in a conservative town. Along the way, he meets other members of the LGBTQ+ community who help him find his place in the world.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for anyone who identifies as LGBTQ+ or who wants to learn more about the community. It provides an insight into the struggles and joys of growing up queer, and will appeal to readers of all ages.
- The story is relatable to anyone who has ever felt like they don’t quite fit in
- It provides an insightful look into the LGBTQ+ community
- The characters are well developed and realistic
- It may be difficult to find
- May be triggering for some people
Learn more about the author
Lee Winter is a queer, transgender writer and editor whose work has appeared in over 50 anthologies. They are the author of the award-winning novel The Awkward Truth (Lion Hudson, 2018) and have written for various magazines and websites including Teen Vogue, them., Gay Times UK, Diva Magazine and more. Lee also founded Letting out the Sparkle – an intersectional LGBTQ+ publishing company – alongside their spouse Jack Rivlin in 2017.” Twitter: @LeeWinter Website: leewinter.
“This book made me feel all the feels. I laughed, I cried, and I cheered for John and his group of amazing friends. The Awkward Truth is a powerful story about self-acceptance andlove in the face of adversity.”
“This book is a MUST READ for anyone who is LGBTQ+ or allies. It’s an amazing story of self-discovery and acceptance.”
“This book is a powerful and necessary read for anyone who wants to understand the LGBTQ+ experience. It’s filled with tenderness, humor, and heartbreak – everything that makes life so beautifully messy.”
“This is an amazing book! It really helped me understand the struggles of growing up LGBTQ+. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who wants to learn more about this topic.”