Friday, November 28, 2008

Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan

Wow, I am speechless. This book was so amazing. Here is a summary of it ( taken off the authors website) :

This is the story of Paul, a sophomore at a high school like no other: The cheerleaders ride Harleys, the homecoming queen used to be a guy named Daryl (she now prefers Infinite Darlene and is also the star quarterback), and the gay-straight alliance was formed to help the straight kids learn how to dance.

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.

This is a happy-meaningful romantic comedy about finding love, losing love, and doing what it takes to get love back in a crazy-wonderful world.

I loved this book so much. I found myself slowly melting into the story, wishing it wouldn't stop. This was David Levithan's first novel ( at the time) and it was magnificent. When/If you read it, you might feel that one of the characters (Noah), is very uneasy and not so willing to be in a relationship with Paul, I realized that. And, I loved the kind-of-tension that that brought. After reading this, I seriously was speechless, it was such a great novel that I was blown away and just wouldn't speak to anybody for a few hours ( which is very unusual for me). I strongly recommend this book, it is one of my favorite books that I have read this year.


Anonymous said...

Okay, you sold me! I'll see if I can find a copy. :)

Khyrinthia said...

This is my favorite David Levithan book. I agree with everything you said.

Sarahbear9789 said...

I love this book.