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How They Met and Other Stories

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Description

Just in time for Valentine’s Day comes a confection from David Levithan that is sure to have fans of Boy Meets Boy eager to devour it. Here are 18 stories, all about love, all kinds of love. From the aching for the one you pine for, to standing up and speaking up for the one you love, to pure joy and happiness, these love stories run the gamut of that emotion that at some point has turned every one of us inside out and upside down.

What is love? With this original story collection, David Levithan proves that love is a many splendored thing, a varied, complicated, addictive, wonderful thing.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

From Publishers Weekly

Nov 26, 2007 – With entries dating back to Levithan’s (Boy Meets Boy) student years, this diverse collection gathers 18 stories about love: gay, straight, young, old, inspiring, silly, heartrending—one is even written in a mix of verse and song lyrics. In “Breaking and Entering,” Peter misses his ex-boyfriend, now away at college, so he sneaks into his house and falls asleep in his bed, while in “Flirting with Waiters,” a 12-year-old girl falls for an older pizza boy, saying, “It was enough for me to have Seth come to my house in his own car and say 'the usual’ with a smile.” Even the early entries showcase his trademark love of wordplay (in “A Romantic Inclination,” written when the author was a high school junior, physics students James and Sallie decide not to pursue each other because “the friction of a merging of their hearts wouldn’t be beneficial. It would be theoretically and realistically wrong.” They demonstrate, too, his love of fantasy: in the story he wrote in his last year of high school, the somewhat jejune “Memory Dance,” elderly Mary literally flashes back to when love was new. Throughout, the author quickly brings his characters to life, and he explores concepts that will resonate with teens, such as the randomness of love (“Person after person after person... they all converge at one moment, irrevocably changing the course of a thousand more lives. As it is with accidents, so it is with love”). Sweet, sometimes bittersweet, these stories will leave readers satisfied. Ages 14-up.

Customer Reviews

Phenomenal

This book is a beautifully written gallery of love. Completely captivating for people of all ages. I could not stop reading. It will make you recognize, realize, and force you to be completely infatuated with love and everything it means.

How They Met and Other Stories
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  • $9.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Romance
  • Published: Jan 08, 2008
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Seller: Penguin Random House LLC
  • Print Length: 256 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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