Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo

Available At: Electronic, Liberty, Pine Creek

Categories : LGBTQ+, Sexual

Description: 1954, in San Francisco’s Chinatown, seventeen-year-old Lily Hu falls in love with [has sex with / masturbates over] Kathleen Miller.

YA Label?: Yes

Notes: This book contains explicit sexual nudity and sexual activities.

Violations (Miller Test [MT] & Colorado Obscenity Test [CD])

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Pages 57: Patrice whimpered as Maxine pressed her lips to her neck. “Max, what are you doing?” Patrice gasped. “This is shameful.” Maxine whispered. She unbuttoned Patrice’s blouse and slid the fabric over Patrice’s shoulder, stroking her breasts. Patrice let out a sigh of pure pleasure. “Kiss me now,” Patrice whispered. Maxine obeyed, and the sensation of Patrice’s mouth against hers was a delight far beyond shame.

Page 59: She went to bed imagining Maxine’s hand on the buttons of Patrice’s blouse, unbuttoning it. She slid her own hand beneath the placket of her nightgown; she felt her own warm skin beneath her fingertips. …She imagined the blouse sliding off Patrice’s shoulders, the pale swell of her breasts. Lily’s whole body went hot. She felt the need to cross her legs against the hungry ache at the center of her body. …And then their lips pressed together, and Lily tugged up the hem of her nightgown and pressed her fingers between her thighs, and pressed, and pressed.

Page 342: Kath hesitated. “Are you sure?” she whispered. “Please,” Lily said, overcome. So Kath put her hand between Lily’s legs, and Lily helped her, fumbling with her underwear. It was awkward, but when Kath’s fingers touched her, they both gasped. “Am I in the right place?” Kath asked.

Page 85: Not a single vicious comment about Daddy the rapist.

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