Love, IRL

From the Series Lorimer Real Love

  • Interest Level: Grade 9 - Grade 12
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

Alex, a Latino transgender teen, is struggling to balance his feelings for a real-life crush on a Jewish boy in his class and the relationship he has with a boy he knows online—only to find that the two were the same all along. Although not explicit, important issues youth face surrounding online chat rooms, social media, and sexting are brought to light in this refreshing take on an LGTBQ+ relationship. Themes of secret identities and love letters together in a modern LGBTQ+ romance for the digital age make this an exciting and relevant read for teens.

Distributed in the U.S by Lerner Publishing Group

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Interest Level Grade 9 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre High/Low, Young Adult
Category Diverse Books: LGBTQIA+, Diversity, SEL: D Relationship Skills, Social Emotional Learning
Copyright 2020
Publisher James Lorimer and Company Ltd., Publishers
Imprint Lorimer Children & Teens
Language English
Number of Pages 224
Publication Date 2021-01-01
Text Type Fiction—Romance
BISACS YAF052040, YAF058040, YAF012000
Dewey [Fic]
Dimensions 5.25 x 7.5
Features Author/Illustrator biography and Reviewed

Author: Tracy Goldfarb

Tracy Goldfarb is a writer and artist who is involved in the LBGTQ+ community. Tracy attended Ontario College of Art and Design for sculpture and currently teaches fabrication skills at Humber College in Toronto, Ontario.


Kirkus Reviews

“[An] extremely wholesome depiction of queer teen dialogue . . . . A light and fluffy queer romance.”—Kirkus Reviews