Love Is the Higher Law
Publish date: August 25th 2009
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Pages no: 176
Edition language: English
I was nowhere near New York on 9/11. I was on the other side of the country, and much like one of the POV characters, I slept through the whole thing and felt strangely detached from it. Most of the day is an indistinct blur, but I remember some things with absolute clarity. Like the nightshirt I wa...
When it comes to Love Is the Higher Law, I hardly know where to begin. Or, perhaps, when. September 11, 2001 is a date ingrained in the memory of every person, regardless of whether or not they are American. And yet, for us Americans, this date is so much more. Within the pages of this novel, David ...
This book is beautifully written. In some ways almost poetic. The story focuses on 3 NYC teens and their different experiences of 9/11 & the following year. Told as only David Levithan could this book focuses on what loss really meant.
David Levithan is going to go down in the history books as a HUGE figure in YA, both as a writer, and as an editor. He writes so simply and sincerely about people trying to find a way through tragedy, trying to connect with humanity. He's earnest, but not sappy. Hopeful, in a striving sort of way...