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David Levithan

Author of Will Grayson, Will Grayson

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About the Author

David Levithan was born in 1972. He graduated from Brown University in 1994 and is a senior editor at Scholastic. He has written numerous books including Boy Meets Boy, The Realm of Possibility, Every Day, and Another Day. (Bowker Author Biography)

Includes the names: David Levithan, Ed. David Levithan

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Works by David Levithan

Will Grayson, Will Grayson (2010) 7,471 copies
Every Day (2012) 4,386 copies
Boy Meets Boy (2003) 2,642 copies
Dash & Lily's Book of Dares (2010) 2,001 copies
The Lover's Dictionary (2011) 1,457 copies
Two Boys Kissing (2013) 1,061 copies
The Realm of Possibility (2004) 962 copies
Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List (2007) 923 copies
Another Day (2017) 862 copies
You Know Me Well (2016) 573 copies
Love is the Higher Law (2009) 499 copies
Wide Awake (2006) 462 copies
Invisibility (2013) 449 copies
Every You, Every Me (2011) 406 copies
Are We There Yet? (2005) 382 copies
Someday (2018) 323 copies
21 Proms (2007) — Editor; Contributor — 304 copies
Marly's Ghost (2005) 219 copies
Up All Night (2008) 161 copies
Take Me With You When You Go (2021) — Author — 155 copies
Six Earlier Days (2012) 149 copies
Sam & Ilsa's Last Hurrah (2018) 134 copies
19 Love Songs (2020) 124 copies
Answers in the Pages (2022) 123 copies
The Best Love Poems Ever (2003) 88 copies
10 Things I Hate About You (1800) 86 copies
In the Eye of the Tornado (1998) 72 copies
Where We Are, What We See (2005) 40 copies
In the Heart of the Quake (1998) 38 copies
Ryan and Avery (2023) 36 copies
The Perfect Score (2004) 26 copies
Wide Awake Now (2024) 7 copies

Associated Works

Geektastic: Stories from the Nerd Herd (2009) — Contributor — 1,148 copies
Be More Chill (2004) — Afterword, some editions — 951 copies
My True Love Gave to Me (2014) — Contributor — 941 copies
Empress of the World (2003) — Introduction, some editions — 810 copies
This Book Is Gay (2014) — Introduction, some editions — 718 copies
The Letter Q: Queer Writers' Notes to their Younger Selves (2012) — Contributor — 264 copies
How Beautiful the Ordinary: Twelve Stories of Identity (2009) — Contributor — 217 copies
Sixteen: Stories About That Sweet and Bitter Birthday (2004) — Contributor — 165 copies
Who Done It? (2013) — Contributor — 135 copies


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Common Knowledge



(This was one of those free "Summer Reading" books I get from Audiobook Sync. I had so many books to listen to that I didn't listen to this one straight through, but set it aside for long periods of time.)
Despite the fact that this audio book was performed by a large cast of performers; because some of the young male characters had similar sounding voices, more than once I could not tell which character was speaking.
Hyperbolic characters gave this a theatrical musical feeling, like Grease, or more aptly, Glee. Conversations between high school friends about their approach to dealing, either with romance, or with religiously bound uncompromising parents, while probably realistic, felt didactic.
All that said, it's a fine depiction of how, no matter how you cut it, a teen's quest for true love is complicated, scary, and usually emotionally painful. Add the burden of feeling compelled to reject social mores to be oneself, and having to navigate that undercurrent . . .well, the author accomplishes telling that story, all the while, remaining upbeat.
And on a final note; it's really not a musical, as there was only one song, presumably entitled, "I'll Give You That, Boy" which was surprisingly well performed by Tremaine Ford as Zeak. Not "surprising" because I know anything about Tremaine Ford's abilities, but because most audio books with songs make me cringe as I reach to turn the volume down to barely audible when the narrator attempts to sing them.
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TraSea | 128 other reviews | Apr 29, 2024 |
4 Stars!

Heartbreaking while uplifting, this was an unique tale showcasing the challenges the LGBT community faced and still faces.

This chronicles a couple days in the life of several teens and their journey towards finding love and themselves, all told by the affecting omniscient and collective voices of those who’ve come before and are now long gone, tragically taken by AIDS.

While wistfully sad and bittersweet, this was full of hope and optimism and a recommended read!

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A_Reader_Obsessed | 58 other reviews | Apr 21, 2024 |
“I have always found peace among books.”

“Sometimes you make plans. Sometimes plans make themselves.”

While I enjoyed this second book in the Dash & Lily series more than the first, it still wasn't a favourite. The lack of communication between Dash and Lily, in addition to her overall sour mood (even if semi-understandable) was a tad on the exhausting side.
eesti23 | 9 other reviews | Apr 20, 2024 |
I couldn't put it down, A's perspective on every person he inhibited was just so awesome and really gives you a moment to put yourself in others shoes. I absolutely love this book.
Enid007 | 282 other reviews | Apr 11, 2024 |


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