Sunday, November 6, 2011

Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan

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Levithan, David. Boy Meets Boy. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2003. Print.

  •   2003, Lambda Literary Award, Children/Young Adult
  •   ALA Top Ten Best Book for Young Adults
  •   ALA Quick Pick

Paul meets Noah, the new boy at his high school, and their initial affection blossoms slowly into love.

Paul is a high school sophomore, and has been out since his kindergarten teacher wrote that he was “definitely gay and has a very good sense of self” on his report card. He has a loving family, and a fantastic group of friends. There’s Joni, his best friend since first grade, Tony, who is living his life despite his Christian parents disapproval, and Infinite Darlene, the sassy star quarterback and homecoming queen. When he meets Noah, a senior, sparks fly. It’s like a movie, how easily they understand each other, and how much they enjoy each other’s company. The record skips a beat when Paul’s ex, Kyle, says hello in the hall after months of silence. What does he want? What does it all mean? Things aren’t always easy when Boy Meets Boy.

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