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review SPOILER ALERT! 2018-11-02 23:00
Boy Meets Boy
Boy Meets Boy - David Levithan

Spoiler Alert: He fucks up and still gets the boy.

 

BOY MEETS BOY REVIEW BY DAVID LEVITHAN REVIEW

 

First thing I need to get out of my system: This book is so cute...

Second thing I need to get out of my system: I wish I could find a boy easy like Paul did... Like come on, he had two boys liking him and I'm struggling to get one boy to like me, like dayum boy. 

Third: This book is written so good, but this is David Levithan we're talking about here so that was expected. 

 

This book is about a boy named Paul, he used to date this boy named Kyle who wasn't sure about this sexual orientation, so when things started getting serious between them, he decided to end the relationship with Paul and started dating a girl to try prove a point. 

Paul was look at books when a gorgeous boy named Noah noticed him, they felt the connection so quick and before you know it, they're dating each other. 

Kyle begins to question his ways and wants to have a relationship with Paul and kisses him. This puts Paul and Noah in a hard place. While all this is going Pauls friends are going through some shit as well, like dating idiots that don't give a shit, having parents that are praying the gay to leave which is wrong and many other things. 

 

This book made me laugh at times and also question the parents that think it's okay to say they love their son for who he is but then pray for him because he's gay. 

 

Overall this book is so good! Highly recommend this book. 

 

A Strong 4/5 

 

-Sarah.

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review 2018-07-09 23:40
Every Day by David Levithan
Every Day - David Levithan

'Every Day' is the story of A. A is an entity who wakes up in a different body every morning. The hosts are roughly the same age of A, as far as A can calculate, they have to be geographically close in some fashion and at midnight A is transported to a new host. A doesn't know what its deal is, just copes the best it can. A tries not to interfere too much with a host's life, that is, until A meets Rhiannon and is smitten.

There are many logical inconsistencies with the whole A thing, but I'm willing to suspend disbelief. I can't however, be OK with the icky stalker behavior A resorts to to stay in touch with Rhiannon. A does some serious damage to innocent kids. A big plot point is ruining one kids life because he retained some memory of his possession and freaks out about it, with only some belated sympathy from A. The plot touches on some other 'diverse' viewpoints, but so shallowly Levithan might not have even bothered.

The idea was refreshing enough and has potential, which nets it another star. The plot's resolution begged for sequels, which it has received. I'm not going to bother.

 

Every Day

 

Next: 'Another Day'

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review 2018-04-13 17:01
Will Grayson, Will Grayson - John Green,David Levithan

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Overall, I enjoyed this book. I didn't like it as much as some of the other John Green books I have read, but it was still a good read.

Interesting concept for a story. I really enjoyed the characters. I'll admit it took me a while to warm up to Will Grayson (the depressed one), probably because he hit a little too close to home with my own depression and self-loathing. He was still a good character, but he's not always palatable. I will mostly reference this Will Grayson throughout my review, because he's the one I most identify with, and I'll refer to him as The Depressed Will Grayson, because that is the aspect I most identify with in his character. 

I think there are a lot of great, relatable lessons in this book. Whether you are figuring out your sexuality or not, there is so much other stuff going on in this book (friendship, honesty, love, self-worth) that everyone can take something away form it.

I also liked the various representations of gay characters. Not every gay character is "gay" in the way that Tiny Cooper is gay. They aren't just stereotypes of gay people, the characters live and breath like real people. Will Grayson (the depressed one) is so different from Tiny Cooper or Gary. Each is their own person outside of their gay identity. 

Also, oh my goodness, it is impossible to not fall in love with Tiny Cooper. Even when he's being kind of a self-centered jerk, you still love him. No wonder Will Grayson (the non-depressed one) gets sucked into his orbit. 

There are some "jokes" that were made it poor taste, in my opinion, such as those regarding school shootings and self harm. But overall, the book was good.

I enjoyed the audiobook version of having two different narrators, one for each Will Grayson. It was a little difficult to remember which Will Grayson was narrating between listenings (especially once their paths crossed), but the different voices helped. 

Overall, a good read. I enjoyed it. 

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review 2018-03-08 03:54
Boy Meets Boy (Audiobook)
Boy Meets Boy - David Levithan

Why would anyone eat a lentil burger? What is wrong with you people? That is taking vegetarianism way too far!

 

 

But that disturbing moment aside, this was a fun listen. I liked the full cast production, they went into audio play territory, with sound effects, songs and all that jazz. The cast was great, though I was confused at times when Noah or Paul were talking. Not sure why they'd pick two guys who sound so much alike for those roles.

 

This was pretty much Teen Melodrama and Teen Angst, but peppered with enough humor to make the melodrama and angst more palatable (unlike lentils). I have a feeling that if I'd read this instead of listened to it, though, I wouldn't have liked it near as much.

 

It was a little too much "ultra liberal paradise" to be believable but I just started thinking of it as a fantasy/AU after awhile. (Cheerleading squad that rides choppers? Who's paying for that?) I also wanted to smack Paul on several occasions, especially when he's complaining about having no one to talk about his problems. I mean, I know he's a teen but dude, your parents??? That's kind of what they're there for.

 

I liked Noah and Paul and Tony and even Kevin after awhile. I wanted to like Joanie more but her character does this thing and since the story just sort of ends without resolving said things, I'm kind of left waffling on her. Infinite Darlene was a hoot, a real scene stealer.

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review SPOILER ALERT! 2018-03-07 06:15
Book review : Every Day David Levithan
Every Day - David Levithan

Feb 8-25

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

Book review : I really enjoyed this book this book is about A I don't know how to explain I think it's a spirit he takes over a person's body for just one day what I loved about this book it was beautifully written and I loved A as a character so one day A is this guy Justin and there he meets Rhiannon who he falls for they spend the day on the beach and A just really likes her but A can't forget about her so A meets her as another person and another until A tells her the truth first she doesn't believe A but then she does and she really likes A but she has a boyfriend and A is dealing with with a guy who believes A is the devil but A ends up talking to him and A explains to him that A isn't the devil and that this has been it's life forever . A knows that it has to say goodbye to Rhiannon and A does and A Says goodbye ugh I want to know what happens next but I loved the story it was beautiful.
Quotes : 
If there's one thing I've learned, it's this: We all want everything to be okay. We don't even wish so much for fantastic or marvelous or outstanding. We will happily settle for okay, because most of the time, okay is enough.” 

It's one thing to fall in love. It's another to feel someone else fall in love with you, and to feel a responsibility toward that love.” 
“The moment you fall in love feels like it has centuries behind it, generations - all of them rearranging themselves so this precise, remarkable intersection could happen. In your heart, in your bones, no matter how silly you know it is, you feel that everything has been leading to this, all the secret arrows were pointing here, the universe and time itself crafted this long ago, and you are just now realizing it, you are just now arriving at the place you were always meant to be.” 

She is so lost in her sadness that she has no idea how visible it is.” 


You like him because he's a lost boy. Believe me, I've seen it happen before. But do you know what happens to girls who love lost boys? They become lost themselves. Without fail.” 



I notice you, I want to say. Even when no one else does, I do. I will.”

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