Oh man Aristotle & Dante is SO GOOD. I actually was making a list of books to read and be able to rec at my last library, but I forgot to email it to myself before my contract ended. I hope the other librarians there are using it, though.
I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson is good if a little dizzying/brainweird. If you sometimes think things are pretentious it’s maybe not for you. I think it focuses more on the het romance, though? But good.
I enjoyed Beauty Queens by Libba Bray but a lot of people have leveled criticisms that it’s too shallow with its ideology. Read some reviews and decide for yourself.
I also liked I am J by Cris Beam, but ymmv. He is a bit misogynistic, but that’s not completely out of the ordinary for guys in early transition - internal misogyny is a killer.
If you’re into fantasy and fairy tale retellings, you might enjoy Ash by Malinda Lo.
Highly Illogical Behavior by John Corey Whaley left me kinda cold as the protag keeps doing ethically dubious things but it’s okay because she’s helping~ and the neurodivergent stuff was treated as “solvable” in a way I didn’t super like.
Nimona is a GREAT comic that I think everyone will adore.
Starring Kitty by Keris Stainton is light and fluffy but nice if that’s what you want.
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda is also very intro to a queer story, but if you want something uplifting and v gay, it can be nice.
Oh, Lumberjanes! Everyone should also read the Lumberjanes comics.
Okay I’m gonna leave it there for now.