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Love Is the Higher Law
Love Is the Higher Law | David Levithan
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First there is a Before, and then there is an After. . . .The lives of three teensClaire, Jasper, and Peterare altered forever on September 11, 2001. Claire, a high school junior, has to get to her younger brother in his classroom. Jasper, a college sophomore from Brooklyn, wakes to his parents frantic calls from Korea, wondering if hes okay. Peter, a classmate of Claires, has to make his way back to school as everything happens around him.Here are three teens whose intertwining lives are reshaped by this catastrophic event. As each gets to know the other, their moments become wound around each others in a way that leads to new understandings, new friendships, and new levels of awareness for the world around them and the people close by.David Levithan has written a novel of loss and grief, but also one of hope and redemption as his characters slowly learn to move forward in their lives, despite being changed forever.From the Hardcover edition.
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A fictional account that brought forth the emotions of teenagers who experienced 9/11, the constant remembrance of the day & conflicted feelings when life must go on.
⭐️⭐️⭐️💫 I would have liked to hear more 9/11 & less teen relationships but I‘m conflicted because I think that was the point of this book, that though teens appear to go on, they are still impacted & though they are impacted they still must go on, sometimes leading the way.

megnews #YAApril book 4 2y
LibrarianRyan 😁👍🏻❤️ 2y
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A favorite #under250pages book. It‘s a YA novel that tackles 9/11 and the week after showing the confusion followed by the outpouring of grief, sympathy, and ultimately love for each other NYCers felt during that time. I cry every time at the end.

#gratefulreads @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💔💔💔 3y
Megabooks @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks so heartbreaking, but so good! 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Megabooks I agree! One of my all time favorites!! 3y
OriginalCyn620 Sounds fantastic but sad. 😢 Stacked it. 3y
Megabooks @OriginalCyn620 I hope you enjoy it!! 3y
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Love Is the Higher Law | David Levithan
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BookMaven407 💜❤️💙💛💚 5y
MarriedtoMrT Yay!!! 5y
bookloo 🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈 5y
AmyG I was so happy to see this! 🎉🎉🎉 5y
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Love Is the Higher Law | David Levithan
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"Wouldn't it be wonderful if we really came together, if we really found a common humanity? The hitch is you can't find a common humanity just because you have a common enemy. You have to find a common humanity because you believe that it's true."

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"Not the sad part. But the coming together part " ..... "it's not going to last . " #truth this part hurt more than i thought it would, we're so divided now, and it feels like it's just getting worse.

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I have no idea why i requested thus but I did. I expect to cry

bookelf221 Now I remember! LGBTQ characters are the reason I requested it. 90 pages in and it's good, first 20 pages or so were hard to read. 5y
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Love Is the Higher Law | David Levithan
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I was in preschool during 9/11. It's a delicate subject, but Levithan handles it gracefully. Levithan is amazing and gives us a chilling, heartbreaking novel.
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