Some Girls Do

By Jennifer Dugan,

Book cover of Some Girls Do

Book description

In this YA contemporary queer romance from the author of Hot Dog Girl, an openly gay track star falls for a closeted, bisexual teen beauty queen with a penchant for fixing up old cars. Now available in paperback!

Morgan, an elite track athlete, is forced to transfer high schools late…

Shepherd is reader supported.
We may earn an affiliate commission when you buy through links on our website. This is how we fund the project for readers and authors. Please join our membership program to support our endeavor.

Why read it?

3 authors picked Some Girls Do as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

Dugan is one of my absolute favorite authors of queer YA, and this romance between out-and-proud track star Morgan and closeted Ruby is a perfect illustration why, merging a fun high school setting and passionate main characters with the very relevant situation of managing your public level of queerness. It’s thoughtful and sweet, romantic and funny, and above all, real. 

From Dahlia's list on queer teen athletes.

Some Girls Do presents both sides of falling in love: from the confident, openly gay Morgan and from the stand-offish, closeted bisexual Ruby. Both characters make mistakes and say silly things — and they learn from this. Their differing experiences and expectations surrounding "coming out" makes this book frustrating, relatable, and beautiful.

From Louise's list on coming out.

You may have noticed a trend here—every book I’ve recommended has been a pandemic release. It was one of the hardest recorded times for authors to release books so I wanted to highlight some of my favorites that you might have missed. But all of Jennifer Dugan’s books are worth reading. She writes about messy girls and queer joy in her signature laugh-out-loud, tell-it-like-it-is prose. In Some Girls Do, an elite track star is forced out of her Catholic high school simply because she’s queer. She’s ready to be out and proud, but she falls for a closeted bisexual…

From Emma's list on YA featuring badass sporty girls.

Want books like Some Girls Do?

Our community of 8,000+ authors has personally recommended 10 books like Some Girls Do.

Browse books like Some Girls Do

5 book lists we think you will like!

Interested in queer topics and characters, bisexuality, and coming out?

8,000+ authors have recommended their favorite books and what they love about them. Browse their picks for the best books about queer topics and characters, bisexuality, and coming out.

Queer Topics And Characters Explore 132 books about queer topics and characters
Bisexuality Explore 30 books about bisexuality
Coming Out Explore 31 books about coming out