So I like to believe that the people who challenged this had the same misconception about the focus, and weren't upset about the QUEER content, but rather the fact that people are GETTING AN EDUCATION. I mean, that's what book banning is opposed to, right? So it totally works.
My copy of this book is helpfully "splash proof" to be a beach read. I don't know if I'd consider it that, although I don't know how much of my feeling is based on having read it in the winter.
Confession time: until I started collaging this one, I thought the hearts on the cover were just randm patterns that matched the colors of the title. Oops?