Boy Meets Boy

Finished Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan.  I received a copy from the publisher for review.

Summary (from Goodreads):

This is the story of Paul, a sophomore at a high school like no other: The cheerleaders ride Harleys, the homecoming queen used to be a guy named Daryl (she now prefers Infinite Darlene and is also the star quarterback), and the gay-straight alliance was formed to help the straight kids learn how to dance.

When Paul meets Noah, he thinks he’s found the one his heart is made for. Until he blows it. The school bookie says the odds are 12-to-1 against him getting Noah back, but Paul’s not giving up without playing his love really loud. His best friend Joni might be drifting away, his other best friend Tony might be dealing with ultra-religious parents, and his ex-boyfriend Kyle might not be going away anytime soon, but sometimes everything needs to fall apart before it can really fit together right.

This is a happy-meaningful romantic comedy about finding love, losing love, and doing what it takes to get love back in a crazy-wonderful world.”

This is now my second favorite book of David Levithan’s, behind Every Day.  I loved Paul and I wanted him to be able to work things out with Noah but even more than that, I wanted everything to be okay for Tony (whose parents are super religious and very strict and who are not at all good with having a gay son).  And I wanted Paul to make up with his best friend Joni.  (Basically, I wanted everyone in this book to have a happy ending.)

Everything David Levithan writes is gorgeous.  And everything he writes must work wonders to convince gay kids in high school that everything will work out for them.  We need more books like this.



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