Bisexual Grace has an abusive mother and develops a relationship with Eva, a biracial queer girl who is grieving the loss of her mother. There are good descriptions of ongoing consent, a male/female friendship without romance, and complicated family relationships.
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“All seventeen year-old Grace Glasser wants is her own life. A normal life in which she sleeps in the same bed for longer than three months and doesn’t have to scrounge for spare change to make sure the electric bill is paid. Emotionally trapped by her unreliable mother, Maggie, and the tiny cape on which she lives, she focuses on her best friend, her upcoming audition for a top music school in New York, and surviving Maggie’s latest boyfriend—who happens to be Grace’s own ex-boyfriend’s father.
Her attempts to lay low until she graduates are disrupted when she meets Eva, a girl with her own share of ghosts she’s trying to outrun. Grief-stricken and lonely, Eva pulls Grace into midnight adventures and feelings Grace never planned on. When Eva tells Grace she likes girls, both of their worlds open up. But, united by loss, Eva also shares a connection with Maggie. As Grace’s mother spirals downward, both girls must figure out how to love and how to move on. “
Cis Girls: Grace, Eva (side character)
Grace is bisexual
Eva is a lesbian
Grace is biromantic.
Eva is homoromantic.
Eva is biracial, white and black
Unhealthy parental relationship