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Quick Thoughts: Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan


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Author: David Levithan

Publisher: Knopf Books For Young Readers

Genre/Themes/Demo: YA, Contemporary

Release Date: August 27th 2013

Page Count: 196

Format: Audiobook via Overdrive

ISBN: 9780307931900

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Maria's Rating -5-01


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.

Quick Thoughts

  • this was so beautifully written, so poetic
  • I LOVED the multiple perspectives
  • more so, I loved the voice of the narrator
  • what a unique and brilliant idea to have the voice of past generations of gay men narrate the story of gay youth of the present/future
  • I really wasn’t expecting the beautiful story that was within these pages, the synopsis does not do this book justice
  • a beautiful beautiful beautiful book that needs to be read by everyone

About The Author


David Levithan (born 1972) is an American children’s book editor and award-winning author. He published his first YA book, Boy Meets Boy, in 2003. Levithan is also the founding editor of PUSH, a Young Adult imprint of Scholastic Press.

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