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ISBN13: 9780375832994
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Publisher Comments:

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.

Review:

"In this gay love story, debut author Levithan imagines a community where sexuality is not a source of conflict. At the high school his characters attend, a drag queen named Infinite Darlene reigns as 'both star quarterback and homecoming queen' and there are Joy Scouts instead of Boy Scouts ('When the Boy Scouts decided gays had no place in their ranks, our Scouts decided the organization had no place in our town'). Narrator Paul is a sophomore who has known he's gay since kindergarten. He has supportive parents and friends, and has had a couple of relationships before he meets Noah, who's new to town. But just as their relationship is taking off, Paul's old boyfriend decides he wants him back, and Paul kisses him. Now Paul has to 'show' Noah he's serious about him. The story line takes second place to the elements of the setting. The author creates a real wonderland: the cheerleaders ride Harleys, the school fields a quiz bowling team (its captain 'score[s] a strike while listing the complete works of the Bronte sisters') and the students frequent a Veggie D's (vegetarians ran the 'usual processed-slaughterhouse fast-food joint' out of business, and now the place serves items like Tofu Veg-Nuggets). Most of these eccentricities work well, although a few seem forced (and some seem dated, e.g., references to the TV show Dallas and lyrics by The Smiths) and several subplots pall. Those who enter Levithan's sweet new world will find a refreshing, offbeat romance. Ages 12-up." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Review:

"In its blithe acceptance and celebration of human differences, this is arguably the most important gay novel since Annie on My Mind and seems to represent a revolution in the publishing of gay-themed books for adolescents." Booklist, starred review

Review:

"With wry humor, wickedly quirky and yet real characters, and real situations, this is a must for any library serving teens." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"In a genre filled with darkness, torment, and anxiety, this is a shiningly affirmative and hopeful book." The Bulletin, starred review

Review:

"Levithan's prophecy of a hate-free world in which everyone loves without persecution makes this a provocative and important read for all young adults, gay or straight." School Library Journal, starred review

Synopsis:

When high school sophomore Paul meets Noah, he thinks he's found the one — until he blows it. This happy, meaningful romantic comedy is about finding love, losing love, and doing what it takes to get love back in a crazy-wonderful world.

Synopsis:

Marty Sullivan’s life ends, basically, when her parents enroll her in a private high school. A private, Catholic, girls-only high school. Meanwhile, at their local public school, her best friend, Jimmy, comes out of the closet and finds himself a boyfriend and a new group of friends. Marty feels left out and alone, until she gets a part in the school musical, Into the Woods, and Jimmy and his new crew are in it, too! Things start looking even better when Marty falls for foxy fellow cast member Felix Peroni. And Felix seems to like her back. But the drama is just beginning. . . . Can Marty and Jimmy keep up their friendship? And is Marty’s new beau everything he appears to be? Or is Marty too clueless to figure it all out before it’s too late?

About the Author

David Levithan is a children's book editor in New York City.

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Samantha Smith, February 16, 2015 (view all comments by Samantha Smith)
While not my favorite style of writing, Boy Meets Boy is a story that our whole world needs to read. Paul lives in a town that needs to become the standard for towns and cities all across the world, and he lives a life that is all too like our own- trying to find love and screwing it up when we do find it. Reading this book, we see the necessities of friends, of truth, and of the marvelous thing that is called serendipity.
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tweekXscene, October 9, 2007 (view all comments by tweekXscene)
This book was great I honestly did not want to put it down. I think I read it twice in 1 week, that's how phenomenal it was. This book also expressed some important problems in todays society.
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pandora, February 15, 2007 (view all comments by pandora)
if only the world really was like this! a delightful young adult novel set in a fantasy world that celebrates the fabulousness of all young people - no matter their sexual orientation. a tale of friendship and learning to navigate the world told with sweetness and sass. you won't find a more charming valentine
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780375832994
Author:
Levithan, David
Publisher:
Amulet Books
Author:
Alsenas, Linas
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - General
Subject:
Social Situations - Friendship
Subject:
Teenage boys
Subject:
Male friendship
Subject:
Social Issues - Friendship
Subject:
Situations / Friendship
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-Friendship
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Subject:
Girls & Women
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover w/Dust Jacket
Publication Date:
20150818
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in
Age Level:
12-17

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Product details 256 pages Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - English 9780375832994 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In this gay love story, debut author Levithan imagines a community where sexuality is not a source of conflict. At the high school his characters attend, a drag queen named Infinite Darlene reigns as 'both star quarterback and homecoming queen' and there are Joy Scouts instead of Boy Scouts ('When the Boy Scouts decided gays had no place in their ranks, our Scouts decided the organization had no place in our town'). Narrator Paul is a sophomore who has known he's gay since kindergarten. He has supportive parents and friends, and has had a couple of relationships before he meets Noah, who's new to town. But just as their relationship is taking off, Paul's old boyfriend decides he wants him back, and Paul kisses him. Now Paul has to 'show' Noah he's serious about him. The story line takes second place to the elements of the setting. The author creates a real wonderland: the cheerleaders ride Harleys, the school fields a quiz bowling team (its captain 'score[s] a strike while listing the complete works of the Bronte sisters') and the students frequent a Veggie D's (vegetarians ran the 'usual processed-slaughterhouse fast-food joint' out of business, and now the place serves items like Tofu Veg-Nuggets). Most of these eccentricities work well, although a few seem forced (and some seem dated, e.g., references to the TV show Dallas and lyrics by The Smiths) and several subplots pall. Those who enter Levithan's sweet new world will find a refreshing, offbeat romance. Ages 12-up." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "In its blithe acceptance and celebration of human differences, this is arguably the most important gay novel since Annie on My Mind and seems to represent a revolution in the publishing of gay-themed books for adolescents."
"Review" by , "With wry humor, wickedly quirky and yet real characters, and real situations, this is a must for any library serving teens."
"Review" by , "In a genre filled with darkness, torment, and anxiety, this is a shiningly affirmative and hopeful book."
"Review" by , "Levithan's prophecy of a hate-free world in which everyone loves without persecution makes this a provocative and important read for all young adults, gay or straight."
"Synopsis" by , When high school sophomore Paul meets Noah, he thinks he's found the one — until he blows it. This happy, meaningful romantic comedy is about finding love, losing love, and doing what it takes to get love back in a crazy-wonderful world.
"Synopsis" by ,
Marty Sullivan’s life ends, basically, when her parents enroll her in a private high school. A private, Catholic, girls-only high school. Meanwhile, at their local public school, her best friend, Jimmy, comes out of the closet and finds himself a boyfriend and a new group of friends. Marty feels left out and alone, until she gets a part in the school musical, Into the Woods, and Jimmy and his new crew are in it, too! Things start looking even better when Marty falls for foxy fellow cast member Felix Peroni. And Felix seems to like her back. But the drama is just beginning. . . . Can Marty and Jimmy keep up their friendship? And is Marty’s new beau everything he appears to be? Or is Marty too clueless to figure it all out before it’s too late?
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