Review: David Levithan – Boy Meets Boy

Author: David Levithan
Reviewer: Stephen
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday
Genre: Young Adult

Rating: ★★★★☆ 


This is the story of Paul, a sophomore at a high school like no other: The cheerleaders ride Harleys, the homecoming queen used to be a guy named Daryl (she now prefers Infinite Darlene and is also the star quarterback), and the gay-straight alliance was formed to help the straight kids learn how to dance.

When Paul meets Noah, he thinks he’s found the one his heart is made for. Until he blows it. The school bookie says the odds are 12-to-1 against him getting Noah back, but Paul’s not giving up without playing his love really loud. His best friend Joni might be drifting away, his other best friend Tony might be dealing with ultra-religious parents, and his ex-boyfriend Kyle might not be going away anytime soon, but sometimes everything needs to fall apart before it can really fit together right.

This is a happy-meaningful romantic comedy about finding love, losing love, and doing what it takes to get love back in a crazy-wonderful world.


Wonderful, upbeat story of a boy you wish you could be, in a town you wish you lived in.

This zany story of a young man in love is like no other. From the homecoming queen who’s also the star quarterback to the kid who was the first openly gay president of Ms. Farquar’s third grade class. This book is filled with unique characters that you will wish you knew in real life.

The protagonist Paul says it best when he makes up with his boyfriend “I know he’s not going to be amazing all the time, but there’s more amazingness in him than in anyone else I’ve ever known. He makes me want to be amazing too.

Read this book. Its amazingness will make you want to be amazing too.


Knopf Doubleday 

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