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A 2014 Lambda Literary Award WinnerA 2014 Stonewall Honor BookNamed to the 2013 National Book Award Longlist"You have to read this.” - Rainbow Rowell, author of Eleanor & ParkIn his follow-up to the New York Times bestselling Every Day, David Levithan, coauthor of bestsellersWill Grayson, Will Grayson and Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist, crafts a novel that theLos Angeles Times calls “open, frank, and ultimately optimistic.”Based on true events—and narrated by a Greek Chorus of the generation of gay men lost to AIDS—Two Boys Kissing follows Harry and Craig, two seventeen-year-olds who are about to take part in a 32-hour marathon of kissing to set a new Guinness World Record. While the two increasingly dehydrated and sleep-deprived boys are locking lips, they become a focal point in the lives of other teens dealing with universal questions of love, identity, and belonging.
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. This follow-up to the bestselling Every Day showcases David's trademark sharp-witted, warm-hearted tales of teenage love, and serves as a perfect thematic bookend to David's YA debut and breakthrough, Boy Meets Boy, which celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2013.
Number of Pages: 200
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Types of Characters, Social Issues / Emotions + Feelings, Conflicts + Dualities, Erotica, Social Issues / Homosexuality, Love + Romance
Publisher: Random House Childrens Books
Age Range: Teen
Author: David Levithan
Street Date: August 27, 2013
Item Number (DPCI): 247-08-0966
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