Two Boys Kissing – David Levithan

17237214Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Received: Publisher
Publication Date: August 27th 2013
Publisher: Knopf BFYR
Point of View: 1st Plural, 3rd Singular
Recommended Age: 12+
Pacing: Slow
Genres &  Themes: Young Adult, LGBT, Contemporary Romance


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New York Times  bestselling author David Levithan tells the based-on-true-events story of Harry and Craig, two 17-year-olds who are about to take part in a 32-hour marathon of kissing to set a new Guinness World Record—all of which is narrated by a Greek Chorus of the generation of gay men lost to AIDS. Continue reading

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Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist – Levithan & Cohn

25373Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Received: Publisher
Publication Date: May 23rd, 2006
Publisher: Knopf BFYR
Point of View: 1st Person & Boy-Girl
Recommended Age: 13+
Pacing: Normal
Genres & Themes: YA, Contemporary Romance, Music


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It all starts when Nick asks Norah to be his girlfriend for five minutes. He only needs five minutes to avoid his ex-girlfriend, who’s just walked in to his band’s show. With a new guy. And then, with one kiss, Nick and Norah are off on an adventure set against the backdrop of New York City and smack in the middle of all the joy, anxiety, confusion, and excitement of a first date. Continue reading

Boy Meets Boy – David Levithan

23228Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan

My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
Received: Publisher
Publication Date: September 9th, 2003
Publisher: Knopf BFYR
Point of View: 1st Person & Masculine
Recommended Age: 12+
Pacing: Slow
Genres & Themes: Young Adult, LGBTQ+, Contemporary Romance

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When Paul meets Noah, he thinks he’s found the one his heart is made for. Until he blows it. The school bookie says the odds are 12-to-1 against him getting Noah back, but Paul’s not giving up without playing his love really loud. His best friend Joni might be drifting away, his other best friend Tony might be dealing with ultra-religious parents, and his ex-boyfriend Kyle might not be going away anytime soon, but sometimes everything needs to fall apart before it can really fit together right. Continue reading

Review: You Know Me Well by David Levithan & Nina LaCour

27158835You Know Me Well by David Levithan

My rating: 2 of 5 stars
Received: NetGalley
Publication Date: June 7th 2015
Publisher: St Martin’s Griffin
Point of View: 1st Person & Alternative
Recommended Age: 13+
Genres &  Themes: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance, LGBT, Love, Friendship

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Who knows you well? Your best friend? Your boyfriend or girlfriend? A stranger you meet on a crazy night? No one, really?

Mark and Kate have sat next to each other for an entire year, but have never spoken. For whatever reason, their paths outside of class have never crossed.

That is until Kate spots Mark miles away from home, out in the city for a wild, unexpected night. Kate is lost, having just run away from a chance to finally meet the girl she has been in love with from afar. Mark, meanwhile, is in love with his best friend Ryan, who may or may not feel the same way.

When Kate and Mark meet up, little do they know how important they will become to each other — and how, in a very short time, they will know each other better than any of the people who are supposed to know them more.
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Every Day – David Levithan

Every Day by David Levithan

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Received: Publisher
Publication Date: August 28th, 2012
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Point of View: 1st Person
Recommended Age: 13+
Genres & Themes: Young Adult, LGBT, Contemporary, Magical Realism, Romance, Philosophy


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Every day a different body. Every day a different life. Every day in love with the same girl.
There’s never any warning about where it will be or who it will be. A has made peace with that, even established guidelines by which to live: Never get too attached. Avoid being noticed. Do not interfere.

It’s all fine until the morning that A wakes up in the body of Justin and meets Justin’s girlfriend, Rhiannon. From that moment, the rules by which A has been living no longer apply. Because finally A has found someone he wants to be with—day in, day out, day after day. Continue reading