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Review: Another Day by David Levithan

Monday, September 7, 2015
Why I chose this book:
To say that I am a fan of David Levithan would be a total understatment. I am a giant fangirl of anything that he writes. The Lover's Dictionary is a favorite, and I am currently reading Two Boys Kissing and am totally swooning. Levithan is an amazing writer. When I first read the companion novel, Every Day, I instantly fell in love with it. It was fresh, exciting, and a beautiful read. I loved the idea of a genderless protagonist, and found that it really shaped my ideas regarding gender and sexuality. Once I head that he was creating a second novel from the perspective of Rhiannon, I was pumped. I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Another Day by David Levithan
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Release Date: August 25th, 2015
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary
Format: eARC
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Synopsis:
In this enthralling companion to his NYT bestseller Every Day, David Levithan tells Rhiannon's side of the story as she seeks to discover the truth about love and how it can change you.

Every day is the same for Rhiannon. She has accepted her life, convinced herself that she deserves her distant, temperamental boyfriend, Justin, even established guidelines by which to live: Don't be too needy. Avoid upsetting him. Never get your hopes up.

Until the morning everything changes. Justin seems to see her, to want to be with her for the first time, and they share a perfect day--a perfect day Justin doesn't remember the next morning. Confused, depressed, and desperate for another day as great as that one, Rhiannon starts questioning everything. Then, one day, a stranger tells her that the Justin she spent that day with, the one who made her feel like a real person... wasn't Justin at all. (Goodreads)

Review: Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan

Monday, May 25, 2015
Why I Chose this Book:
This was another book I was required to read for my YAL grad class, and I will be honest... I wasn't too sure about starting it. Don't get me wrong. I LOVE Levithan's writing. The Lover's Dictionary is one of my favorite books, but I never really gave LGBTQ+ books a chance because they never really appealed to me, part of the reason being that contemporary is not really my thing either, but I can't begin to say how glad I am that I read this book and how much I truly enjoyed and cried over the hurt and pain of these characters.


Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Release Date: August 27th, 2013
Format: Hardback
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary/Realistic Fiction, LGBTQ+
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Synopsis:
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. (Goodreads)
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