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Boy Meets Boy
Boy Meets Boy | David Levithan
The unforgettable debut novel by co-author with John Green of Will Grayson, Will Grayson To be together with someone for twenty years seems like an eternity. I cant seem to manage twenty days... How do you stay together? Paul has been gay his whole life and hes confident about almost everything. He doesnt have to hide his feelings like best friend Tony or even cope with loving the wrong guy like his other best friend Joni. But heartbreak can happen to anyone. Falling in love changes everything.
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Loric
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Mehso-so

I didn‘t love it. I didn't even really like it. Unfortunately for me the characters were flat and implausible and the plot nonexistent. A YA book that focuses on LGBT teens, I found it too cliche and out of touch with any reality I‘m familiar with. The story overall was to contrived, unrealistic and juvenile even for a YA novel.

AileenRR Thanks for the warning! Taking it off my list 8mo
Loric @AileenRR People seem to either love it or hate it. I‘ve read a lot of YA literature lately and this just didn‘t work for me 🤷🏼‍♀️ (edited) 8mo
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ElizaMarie
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Panpan

I just didn‘t like it. Maybe because I‘m not a teen? Maybe because I think that it was an unrealistic high school group? Maybe because it felt like random stories? Anyway. It just wasn‘t for me.

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ElizaMarie
Boy Meets Boy | David Levithan

So listened to about an hour so far and don‘t really like it. Just seems like random stories. But maybe I need to give it some more time before I bail ...

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ElizaMarie
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I am gonna listen to this for my #pride book :)

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startwithgivens
Boy Meets Boy | David Levithan
Mehso-so

I liked it, but far from loved it. It was such an important story to exist in this world that I hesitate to say anything bad about it. Even so, there didn't seem to be much of a plot and IMHO there were too many characters and too few pages for their stories to get told effectively.

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wanderlustywriter
Boy Meets Boy | David Levithan
Mehso-so

This was cute and sweet. I think it could have done with more of a plot, though.

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Crimson613
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THIS WAS SUCH A GREAT READ. I seriously love how relateable all the characters were and all their struggles made me clutch my heart and wipe at my eyes so many times!! It's a very simple contemporary read will a lot of heart. Definately one of my top 5!! #boymeetsboy #davidlevithan

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Crimson613
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"I once told him that the beat way to break up a fight is to step between the two people and start singing ancient folk songs." #boymeetsboy #davidlevithan Omg ???

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Beccas
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I laughed far too long and loud at this line.. 😆

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LitsyBuddyRead
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The final discussion for #TheWomenInTheCastle starts now! Look for the post marked spoiler to join!

@Jess7 @MinDea #LitsyBuddyRead #tWitC #FinalDiscussion

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Alicia
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I‘m sorry David Levithan, I usually like your books!!! This one was too eye rolly and ridiculous for even me. Essentially Paul lives in an inclusive utopia and then “falls in love” over the course of like -a week- and other shenanigans ensue. Props for lots of drag queens, and good narration, but this was too silly.

EclecticBookLover I was thinking about adding this to your #cupidgoespostal and I'm so glad I didn't now! 2y
SkeletonKey I remember loving this book when it was released 😂 Queer reads were harder to come by then! I feel like my impression might be hurt if I reread it now. 2y
Bibliogeekery Agreed 2y
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Alicia @EclecticBookLover aww I would‘ve appreciated it all the same! And the book wasn‘t like really bad per se..just too melodramatic 2y
Alicia @SkeletonKey oh no! I mean I think I would‘ve liked it more in my teen years. I‘ve done that with books tho and it‘s not fun to re read a favorite and then end up hating it! 2y
Alicia @Bibliogeekery 😃 glad to see I am not alone!! 2y
EclecticBookLover I read it in grad school for a YA lit class and I thought it was a wonderfully utopian. I remember thinking it was just a very positive book. But I've often found I have a hard to reading YA where the protagonist is whiny so I understand how you feel. 2y
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GlitcHout
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This is held up as one of the great gay books of our lifetime. I must disagree. The character development is extremely weak except for one particular character which is a drag queen football player, who is barely used in this book. There's no twists or plots or anything other than a straight beginning to end book with no surprises. Plus gay life is not this simple. It paints too pretty of a picture of how we wish gay life to be, but it's just not.

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GatheringBooks
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#Rocktober Day 19: #AllYouNeedIsLove plus Love is Love is Love. Had to purchase this title in Manila because Singapore libraries don‘t carry titles with these themes.

Cinfhen That‘s sad 😞 glad you were able to find it! 2y
GatheringBooks @Cinfhen i know. borderline tragic, really. :( but it is how it is. :) 2y
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bentchbites
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This isn't David Levithan's book. This is, however, from the photoshoot for MY BOOK's cover!!!! It happened last week (took me several days to recover, i knowwww!) but huhu, my #romanceclass2017 story will be an actual book soon! 😭

No release day yet, but make no mistake, your feeds will flood with updates from me when we finalize everything! 😘😘😘 #romantsy #lgbt #romanceclass

ReadingEnvy How exciting to see it come to life! 2y
Chachic Over ka na ba talaga? 😂 2y
bentchbites @ReadingEnvy It is! Im also feeling nervous and all but im lucky to have wonderful friends in the reading/writing community. 😂 2y
bentchbites @Chachic no getting over, bes! Ever! Haha 2y
Chachic Nag post na rin ako about them hahaha baka may mga mabentahan din dito! 2y
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annieftbooks
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This book is so beautiful and, from now, essential in my life. This is one of those books that you read and after finishing it you see how important it is. I don't know, that's what I feel. Now, i want to read more books from this author because this one is a 5/5 for me💚

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sumptuousbooks
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What a cute love story between 2 guys. I have all the feels. I really recommend this book. 4/5 ⭐️

#boymeetsboy #davidlevithan #gay

VicariousBookworm This one looks so cute! 3y
sumptuousbooks It really is ☺️ 3y
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whatsjennareading
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Ok. I started this one on audio and so far I HATE it. As an LGBT YA romance, this is totally in my wheelhouse. I can't tell if I'm just not feeling the narrators or what. Did anyone else feel this way? Does it get better or should I bail?

BookMusings Haven't read this one, but his Two Boys Kissing is really good 3y
whatsjennareading @BookMusings thank you! I'll check it out. 3y
CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian I loved the print book but haven't tried the audio! A bad narrator can totally ruin it. 3y
whatsjennareading @CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian I'll have to try it in print. The narrator was so campy it almost felt mocking if that makes sense. 3y
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ValkyrieAndHerBooks
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"Because sometimes you just have to dance like a madman in the Self-Help section of your local bookstore."

#JuneBookBugs #LGBTQauthors
@RealLifeReading

RealLifeReading I really want to read Not Your Sidekick! 3y
ValkyrieAndHerBooks @RealLifeReading You totally should! It's pretty great! 3y
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WhatDeeReads
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What a sweet, quirky, adorable book!

Serendipitously, an excellent follow-up to The Argonauts, which discusses homonormativty in theory, because this book defines homonormativity and it's pretty effing great.

#QueerBooks #OwnVoices

P.S.: shout out to my fave indie @RoscoeBooks

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WhatDeeReads
Boy Meets Boy | David Levithan

One of the central reasons I read YA is because it reminds that high school was a cruel, cruel place. Everyone who made it out is a survivor.
#HighSchoolWasTHEWORST

ContraryMary Legit. 3y
WhatDeeReads @ContraryMary You have the BEST Litsy handle. 3y
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WhatDeeReads
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Dinner is white rice. All I could manage because it basically cooks itself and I could not tear my self away from this book. So delightful.

Related: I do not have a really comfortable reading nook in my apartment. Working on it.

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WhatDeeReads
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Happy Sunday everyone!

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theshrinkette
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12.45 a.m.: A little over 7 hours into #readathon, I'm in my "blanket fort" listening to this audiobook. Might even sleep for a while. Hope y'all are having fun!

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WhatDeeReads
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My fellow book nerd recommended I buy this one when I specifically asked for #HappyBooks. I hope it delivers. #MarchIntoReading

MicheleinPhilly This was my happy choice yesterday! ☺ 3y
WhatDeeReads @MicheleinPhilly I may take it on vacation with me next week. I'm looking forward to it. 3y
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MicheleinPhilly
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#MarchIntoReading I started reading this on a whim and found myself unable to put it down. Yes, I initially rolled my eyes at the progressive utopia Levithan created but as he stated in the author Q&A why CAN'T that society exist? Today's young people make me confident that it can. And that makes me happy. For the LGBT community. For all of us. #HappyReads

saresmoore Oh, now I definitely want to read this! 3y
MicheleinPhilly @saresmoore It's almost too sweet but I think that's just my old age and cynicism showing. 😉 3y
saresmoore I feel that way about almost every YA I read. But, I try to climb into my teenage mind and enjoy it from that long-dormant headspace of fantasizing optimism. :) 3y
Megabooks Love him! Such a good author 3y
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LeslieO
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Loved this one! And "boy" is in the title twice! #feistyfeb #boyinthetitle

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MicheleinPhilly
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#FeistyFeb Yet another David Levithan that I bought super cheap way back when. #BoyInTheTitle

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McFarchie
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Pickpick

Another wonderful Levithan story. Regardless of where you sit on the sexuality spectrum some issues bleed over. As a straight cis male being a teen seemed hard, I can't imagine how tough shit must get for those who don't share my box. If we all got to grow up in the world Levithan has created in this story, we'd be surrounded as adults by a more tolerant world. The book gets 4 pride flags. 🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈

shawnmooney Great review! 3y
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McFarchie
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Such a great quote.

Megabooks 🤣🤣👍🏻👍🏻 3y
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McFarchie
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✏️❤

Zelma I am such a David Levithan fan girl. 💕 3y
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McFarchie
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I don't wanna get all fanboy, but damn, David Levithan is the fucking master of this genre 🏳️‍🌈

MidnightBookGirl This is the place to go all fanboy/fangirl on any book! Levithan is amazing! 3y
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McFarchie
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Just started this and like all things Levithan it's wonderful ❤🏳️‍🌈

Missusb My first ever Levithan... 3y
monkeygirlsmama What size is your e-reader? It looks absolutely tiny in your hand. 😆 3y
McFarchie @monkeygirlsmama it's a Kindle Oasis. You're right, it looks tiny in my hands 😂 3y
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HippieChickHomeschool
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Because who doesn't want to live in a world where the trans captain of the football team is also homecoming queen? I love this book, and even meet David Levithan at YallFest, but was too star struck to tell him how much I loved this book! #feistyfeb #diverselovestories

Megabooks Such a good book! I love everything Levithan has written. 3y
Librariana Oh my gosh!! You and I must be twinsies separated at birth because... hi! Guess what? I *also* went completely speechless when I met him!! I had ZERO words for this sweet, incredible author. All I had was my copy of Every Day with about a million little post-it flags spilling over the edges. I want to redeem myself when I meet him again! 3y
HippieChickHomeschool @librariana I hope we both get the chance to redeem ourselves one day! I kick myself every time I see the book on my shelf! 3y
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goktrose
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Another sick day means a light-hearted read to fulfill the "LGBT+ romance" category of #ReadHarder2017. I loved this book, some have called it unrealistic, but I see it as a portrayal of a world we should aim for. Overall a fun read that left me smiling (and I don't even like romance novels!). The authors note at the end of this edition was also a lovely little extra.

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triplem80
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Yay for books that fulfill requirements for multiple book challenges! #LitsyChallenge2017 #LitsyReadingChallenge #LitsyRC18 #ReadHarder2017

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Bibliogeekery
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I wanted to love this book. I love the idea of this book - YA queer fiction filled with happiness and ease where a quarterback can be the homecoming queen in a queer positive utopic town but it was a bit too schmaltzy for me. I almost couldn't get through it before I had to return it to the library. Conversely, I loved the author's chapter at the end of the book. His description of the reasons for the book and what it's meant to people was great!

saresmoore There's a category in #ReadHarder2017 for LGBTQ+ romance. Schmaltzy I could probably handle, but straight-up romance is not my thing! Do you think this would qualify as a romance? 3y
Bibliogeekery @saresmoore yes. YA romance. I think there's better options though (in my opinion). Fingersmith -Sarah Waters, Written on the Body - Jeanette Winterson, Heyday - Marnie Woodrow, Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe are a few that I think would qualify that are not typical romances (I'm also not a fan of straight up romance) 3y
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LindsayReads I had the same problem with this book. 3y
Amandajoy I didn't realize Fingersmith would qualify as an LGBTQ+ romance. It's on my TBR, so I may use it for the read harder challenge! Thanks for the info! 3y
saresmoore @Bibliogeekery Thank you! I just read Aristotle & Dante and loved it. I really appreciate the recommendations! 3y
jesslovestype Pretty much only loved this book reading it in the post election fog, because it brought hope. But otherwise, I totally agree with your critique! 3y
Ian I felt the same way when I read this as a teenager. As a kid who identified as queer it was so far removed from my actual experience that it wasn't useful to me. It was my least favorite book for a long time (later replaced by another one of his books lol) 3y
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jessberk13
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jesslovestype
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I'm just super vulnerable for all of the happy queer books right now, I guess. Boy Meets Boy is ridiculous and campy, but it made me effortlessly happy, which is a giant plus in these post-apocalypse times. 😂 #ya #yalit

Bibliogeekery Happy #queerbooks are so great!! 3y
Bibliogeekery Have you heard that I'm just starting a queer and trans postal book club? If you're interested you can look back on my post on it and add your name or email bibliogeekery@gmail.com 3y
jesslovestype @Bibliogeekery Yas! Emailed. 3y
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jesslovestype
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~escapism at its finest~
#ya #yalit #lgbt

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TheManatee
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"How come I've never seen him before?" I ask. "Maybe you were just waiting for the right time to notice," Tony says.

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GirlMeetsBook
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"There is a truth that never rings wrong. I'll give you that boy"

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LynnPoppe
Boy Meets Boy | David Levithan
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Good. Overly-optimism. I do wonder if such an optimistic outlook is real for most teenagers. The audio was what really sold this book for me.

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ValkyrieAndHerBooks
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"On the second day I give him words and definitions. This isn't to say I talk to him. No, I don't do that at all. Instead, I start a list of the words I love: resplendent, giddy, trollop. And then I add definitions..." #FeelGoodBook #AugustPhotoChallenge #AugustOfPages

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affyfe
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Bailedbailed

This book and particularly the audio version was painful. The voices detracted so much from the story. At the same time the story seemed so bubblegum pop happy and perfect that was also painful. I've read others of his books and enjoyed them, this one was just too unbelievable for me.

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Yamich49
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Ahhhh this was so cute and wonderful and positive and happy. I really enjoyed reading this one and want to live in this town! Sometimes you just need a queer novel with like zero angst and this fits the bill!
#queerlit #readqueerbooks #okayamigettingridicwithrhesehashtags?illstoplol

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Yamich49
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Why haven't I read this before? So very cute so far! 💙

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bookishkris
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Since I'm in a David Levithan mood lately, #TBT to his first book, which is so beautiful and sweet and perfect that it shocked me. had expected BMB to be ordinary, like so many other queer YA books of the early 2000's. Not in a bad way, just in that way that books can be, you know? Like everyone is the same. But it so isn't like that at all, it's lyrical and unique and true without being overdone. Now I want to read it again.

Imagineannie Sold. Nicely done! 4y
Megabooks David Levithan is one of the greats in YA lit for me! He is an amazing author and editor. 4y
bookishkris @Imagineannie thank you! It's hard to do a proper book review even in 451 characters, but I had a great librarian in elementary school who taught me how write them and I never forgot her lessons. @Ebooksandcooks yes. I wholeheartedly agree. I have a handful of authors I want to write like when I "grow up" and he's one of them. Not just because of the bravery of all his writing, but the way he crafts a story and really uses words to his advantage. 4y
Caryl I loved this book, too! ❤️ 4y
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tjwill
Boy Meets Boy | David Levithan
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I liked the premise of a high school without prejudices about sexual orientation, but didn't enjoy the book as much as I thought I would. I have loved other David Levithan books, but just never felt pulled into this one.

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tjwill
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"Sometimes I feel like fate is dictated by irony."

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kgriffith
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I think I would have given this a solid 4 stars if I'd read instead of listened, but the audio production was really geared toward, say, High School Musical target audience.

Lkardos12 The audio also bugged me a bit, but still enjoyed it! 4y
affyfe I'm trying really hard not to give up on the audio... 4y
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