How They Met, and Other Stories
Just in time for Valentine’s Day comes a confection from David Levithan that is sure to appeal to fans of Boy Meets Boy. Here are 18 stories, all about love, and about all kinds of love. From the aching for the one you pine for, to standing up and speaking up for the one you love, to pure joy and... show more
Just in time for Valentine’s Day comes a confection from David Levithan that is sure to appeal to fans of Boy Meets Boy. Here are 18 stories, all about love, and about all kinds of love. From the aching for the one you pine for, to standing up and speaking up for the one you love, to pure joy and happiness, these love stories run the gamut of that emotion that at some point has turned every one of us inside out and upside down. What is love? With this original story collection David Levithan proves that love is a many splendored thing, a varied, complicated, addictive, wonderful thing.
Publish date: January 8th 2008
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
I doubt I would have given this a second look if I wasn't purposefully looking for something I wouldn't normally read. But I'm glad I did. Not every story is a winner, I've read enough short story collections to expect at least a few duds. It is, however, very consistent. Consistently charming and w...
"When I am with you, there is nowhere else I'd rather be. And I am a person who always wants to be somewhere else."It's written by David Levithan and that already says a lot about this book. Love it!
I started this book thinking it would be a bunch of cute little love story of the usual kind. But I got a little bit of a surprise to find out the first story was about a gay boy. But I can live with some of that mixed in, I kept reading to find that out of 18 stories, 8 focused on gays or lesbians....
I'm on a Levithan kick at the moment - can you tell?Like John Irving, Levithan includes a few common ingredients into most of his works. But instead of Austria and bears and incest, it's Jewishness, queerness, music, lust, and love. Levithan is a 'true' YA writer, even in short stories managing to s...
"Princes" and especially "The Number of People Who Meet on Airplanes,"