Uniquely Average is a novel about an LGBTQ+ teenager namedapixel who has to navigate high school and the challenges of being different. Despite being average in every way, pixel feels like she doesn’t quite fit in with anyone at school. She soon discovers that there are others like her out there and starts to build a community of friends who help her find herself along the way. This coming-of-age story celebrates individuality while also highlighting the importance of finding your people.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for anyone who has ever felt different or out of place. It’s for people who want to read a story about someone like them that celebrates diversity and inclusion.
- The story celebrates individuality and features a diverse cast of characters
- It deals with important topics like sexuality and identity in a respectful way
- The writing is beautiful and poignant
- The characters feel one-dimensional
- The story is cheesy and clichéd
- It’s not very well written
Learn more about the author
Susan Hawke is an LGBTQ+ advocate and writer who spent over a decade working in suicide prevention. She is the author of two novels, both of which focus on LGBTQ+ characters. Susan currently lives in Seattle with her partner and their cat.
“5 stars! This book is amazing! It’s a story about an LGBTQ+ teenager who has to navigate high school. Despite being average in every way, she feels like she doesn’t quite fit in with anyone at school. She soon discovers that there are others like her out there and starts to build a community of friends who help her find herself along the way. This coming-of-age story celebrates individuality while also highlighting the importance of finding your people.”
“This touching novel follows pixel, a high school student who is coming to terms with her identity as LGBTQ+. In the process of self-discovery and acceptance, she finds friendships and support from others who are also navigating their own unique path. A beautiful story about being yourself, Uniquely Average will leave you feeling inspired.”
“This tender, insightful novel explores the ups and downs of growing up LGBTQ+. Susan Hawke’s well-crafted characters will stay with you long after you finish the book.”
“As a straight ally, I really enjoyed reading this book. It was so great to see an LGBTQ+ protagonist who is just ‘average’ and doesn’t fit into any stereotypes. The story felt real and relatable, and it was awesome to see pixel find friendship and acceptance in her community.”