Two Boys Kissing
New York Times bestselling author David Levithan tells the based-on-true-events story of Harry and Craig, two 17-year-olds who are about to take part in a 32-hour marathon of kissing to set a new Guinness World Record—all of which is narrated by a Greek Chorus of the generation of gay men lost to... show more
New York Times bestselling author David Levithan tells the based-on-true-events story of Harry and Craig, two 17-year-olds who are about to take part in a 32-hour marathon of kissing to set a new Guinness World Record—all of which is narrated by a Greek Chorus of the generation of gay men lost to AIDS. While the two increasingly dehydrated and sleep-deprived boys are locking lips, they become a focal point in the lives of other teen boys dealing with languishing long-term relationships, coming out, navigating gender identity, and falling deeper into the digital rabbit hole of gay hookup sites—all while the kissing former couple tries to figure out their own feelings for each other. This follow-up to the bestselling Every Day showcases David's trademark sharp-witted, warm-hearted tales of teenage love, and serves as a perfect thematic bookend to David's YA debut and breakthrough, Boy Meets Boy, which celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2013.
Publish date: August 27th 2013
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Pages no: 208
Edition language: English
A solid, quick YA read. The first person plural narration by the generation of gay men who died of AIDS in the 1980s lends the book a certain poignancy, but at some points their parts rather distract from the stories of the multiple boys in the present. The ending is ambiguous, but it might have bee...
Edit November 2016: I loved this book. Truly, I did. Here's the thing, though: I would need to reread it in order to write an in depth review. Because I didn't take notes when I first read it so all I have to say is "I fucking loved this book" and "go read it right now". Expect a reread and a full r...
I read a library copy of this book. When I finally got to the end, I was literally holding back tears. This book is beyond beautiful.Originally started as a short prose piece to be included in the LGBT anthology How Beautiful the Ordinary, which I also enjoyed, this novel is an amazing testament to ...
FGMAMTC Blog ReviewThis is an amazing inside look at the struggles of being gay in the past and present. The narrator is the collective voice of the gay generation during the AIDS epidemic. The storyline follows a cast of several gay teens in different walks of life during the age of the internet....
"It’s a highly deceptive world, one that constantly asks you to comment but doesn’t really care what you have to say."Pathétique, profondément touchant, ce livre vient vraiment de faire vibrer en un coup l'ensemble des cordes sensibles possibles qui composent ma personnalité. La narration est splend...