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Publisher Description

A trans boy determined to prove his gender to his traditional Latinx family summons a ghost who refuses to leave in Aiden Thomas's New York Times-bestselling paranormal YA debut Cemetery Boys, described by Entertainment Weekly as "groundbreaking."

Yadriel has summoned a ghost, and now he can't get rid of him.

When his traditional Latinx family has problems accepting his true gender, Yadriel becomes determined to prove himself a real brujo. With the help of his cousin and best friend Maritza, he performs the ritual himself, and then sets out to find the ghost of his murdered cousin and set it free.

However, the ghost he summons is actually Julian Diaz, the school's resident bad boy, and Julian is not about to go quietly into death. He's determined to find out what happened and tie off some loose ends before he leaves. Left with no choice, Yadriel agrees to help Julian, so that they can both get what they want. But the longer Yadriel spends with Julian, the less he wants to let him leave.

Praise for Cemetery Boys:
Longlisted for the National Book Award

"The novel perfectly balances the vibrant, energetic Latinx culture while delving into heavy topics like LGBTQ+ acceptance, deportation, colonization, and racism within authoritative establishments." —TeenVogue.com

"This stunning debut novel from Thomas is detailed, heart-rending, and immensely romantic. I was bawling by the end of it, but not from sadness: I just felt so incredibly happy that this queer Latinx adventure will get to be read by other kids. Cemetery Boys is necessary: for trans kids, for queer kids, for those in the Latinx community who need to see themselves on the page. Don’t miss this book." —Mark Oshiro, author of Anger is a Gift

Young Adult
September 1
Feiwel & Friends
Grades 8-13

Customer Reviews

Peanutbutterlover023 ,

Beautifully Written/ Highly Recommended!

Absolutely love! The ONLY book I have been able to find in a long time that encompasses the Hispanic culture without playing into the stereotypes. Thomas
also does a very good job of balancing romance with the coming of age story. No words can truly explain how well done this book was written! I’ve already reread it multiple times!!! :)

JohannFaust ,

A new favorite

Literally a new favorite book of mine! The characters aren’t defined by their gender or sexuality, but they do exist, that’s what I love to see. Julian is hardcore my not-so-problematic crush!

4lexhz ,


Absolutely stunning and beautiful!

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