The Realm of Possibility
Here’s what I know about the realm of possibility—it is always expanding, it is never what you think it is. Everything around us was once deemed impossible. From the airplane overhead to the phones in our pockets to the choir girl putting her arm around the metalhead. As hard as it is for us to... show more
Here’s what I know about the realm of possibility—it is always expanding, it is never what you think it is. Everything around us was once deemed impossible. From the airplane overhead to the phones in our pockets to the choir girl putting her arm around the metalhead. As hard as it is for us to see sometimes, we all exist within the realm of possibility. Most of the limits are of our own world’s devising. And yet, every day we each do so many things that were once impossible to us.Enter The Realm of Possibility and meet a boy whose girlfriend is in love with Holden Caulfield; a girl who loves the boy who wears all black; a boy with the perfect body; and a girl who writes love songs for a girl she can’t have.These are just a few of the captivating characters readers will get to know in this intensely heartfelt new novel about those ever-changing moments of love and heartbreak that go hand-in-hand with high school. David Levithan plumbs the depths of teenage emotion to create an amazing array of voices that readers won’t forget. So, enter their lives and prepare to welcome the realm of possibility open to us all. Love, joy, and these stories will linger.From the Hardcover edition.
Publish date: May 9th 2006
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
Pages no: 210
Edition language: English
Oh my god. I think I've read this a dozen times, and it never gets old. It's so eye-opening, every single time. I just... love this book. Absolutely love it.My full review is here, on Hot Stuff for Cool People.
A copy of this novel was provided by Text Publishing for review.The Realm of Possibility is gorgeous. Absolutely gorgeous.I haven’t read many books in prose (or song lyrics, or stream of consciousness – which all appear in The Realm of Possibility, but for ease, I’ll just say it’s prose), because th...
"You think you know your possibilitiesThen other people come intoyour lifeand suddenly there are so many more."I have always loved David Levithan's writing style. And combining that with free-versed poems exhibited such a powerful book of overflowing emotions.
Being a teenager is such a time of possibility. You can completely change your philosophy on life every other day and no one will care. In The Realm of Possibility, David Levithan presents 20 different poems, from 20 different characters, all illustrating the different problems and thoughts that tee...
Sweet and poignant, these words cannot and should not be unread.- You've been warned. That's all I'm going to say.