Books by David Levithan

TWO BOYS KISSING by David Levithan
Released: Aug. 27, 2013

"It's well-intentioned and inspiring, but it doesn't push any boundaries. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Gay past and gay present collide. Read full book review >
INVISIBILITY by Andrea Cremer
Released: May 7, 2013

"This love child of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Levithan's Every Day (2012) is surprisingly successful in the end. (Paranormal romance. 14 & up)"
A story of doomed love on Manhattan's Upper West Side. Read full book review >
EVERY DAY by David Levithan
Released: Aug. 28, 2012

"An awe-inspiring, thought-provoking reminder that love reaches beyond physical appearances or gender. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Imagine waking up in a different body every day. Read full book review >
EVERY YOU, EVERY ME by David Levithan
FICTION
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

" A sadly disjointed attempt at a thriller by a celebrated romantic. (Thriller. 14 & up)"
High-schooler Evan blames himself for the breakdown of his close friend Ariel. Read full book review >
THE LOVER'S DICTIONARY by David Levithan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"A quirky Valentine to modern romance, from the guy's point of view."
A young man chooses an unusual format to record the details of his longtime relationship with a woman he meets online. Read full book review >
DASH & LILY'S BOOK OF DARES by Rachel Cohn
FICTION
Released: Oct. 26, 2010

"But good fun, with some wisdom to boot. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Grudging hipster love story meets un-ironic Christmas romance in this dual-narrator tale—an awkward but ultimately acceptable pairing not unlike that of the two title characters. Read full book review >
WILL GRAYSON, WILL GRAYSON by John Green
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2010

"Their story, along with the rest of the cast's, will have readers simultaneously laughing, crying and singing at the top of their lungs. (Fiction. YA)"
Will Grayson loves indie rock, plays the eye-rolling angry stepchild to his extraordinarily giant, lovable, gay best friend Tiny Cooper and doesn't realize that he yearns for his other indie-rock–loving friend Jane until it's too late. will grayson (he never uses uppercase) hates most everything except sharing an XXL coffee with his best friend Maura each morning and covertly conversing with his Internet boyfriend every night. Read full book review >
LOVE IS THE HIGHER LAW by David Levithan
FICTION
Released: Aug. 25, 2009

"He's got two here: one between the two boys, one between New York City and humanity. (Historical fiction. YA)"
Crafting a young adult novel about 9/11 is no easy feat. Read full book review >
HOW THEY MET, AND OTHER STORIES by David Levithan
FICTION
Released: Jan. 8, 2008

"Teens and older young adults will find themselves here and likely learn a little about that many-splendored emotion. (Fiction. YA)"
Levithan, a YA author and children's-book editor, created 12 of the 14 stories collected here as Valentine's Day presents to family and friends. Read full book review >
NAOMI AND ELY’S NO KISS LIST by Rachel Cohn
FICTION
Released: Aug. 28, 2007

"A brilliant tour-de-force—funny, sweet, sly and sexy. (Fiction. YA)"
Working in multiple voices, each as clear and as sharp as an iMix, Cohn and Levithan return to tell the story of Naomi and Ely, who have lived across the hall from each other in the same Greenwich Village apartment house since childhood, and are now both at NYU. Read full book review >
WIDE AWAKE by David Levithan
FICTION
Released: Sept. 12, 2006

As if the gaytopic world he created for Boy Meets Boy (2003) wasn't radical enough, the setting in this protest-song/call-to-political-action/romance reaches even further into a near-magical realm where tolerance reigns supreme. Read full book review >
Released: July 25, 2006

"No story here will raise a blush—there's no explicit sex—but this emotionally spicy collection will inspire identification, compassion and hope in readers queer or not. (Nonfiction. YA)"
Forty essays by 13- to 23-year-olds range from sweet to salty to bitter—the flavors of growing up gay, lesbian or transgender in the contemporary world. Read full book review >
NICK AND NORAH’S INFINITE PLAYLIST by Rachel Cohn
FICTION
Released: May 23, 2006

"Sensual and full of texture. (Fiction. YA)"
The wattage goes way up as two of the bright lights of contemporary writing for teens come together for an incandescent he said/she said night of storytelling. Read full book review >
MARLY’S GHOST by David Levithan
FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

"A great addition to the literature of the (Valentine's) holiday season. (Fiction. YA)"
Sixteen-year-old Ben has shut down because Marly, his girlfriend of three years, has died after a long illness. Read full book review >
ARE WE THERE YET? by David Levithan
ADVENTURE
Released: July 12, 2005

"Obviously written or at least set before the Iraq war, this beautiful glimpse of fraternal love will be at home in any public library's YA section. (Fiction. YA)"
Danny and Elijah are brothers who seem to have nothing more in common than parents and gender. Read full book review >
THE REALM OF POSSIBILITY by David Levithan
FICTION
Released: Aug. 10, 2004

"A must for YA collections used by those unafraid of poetry, strongly suggested for all others. (Fiction. YA)"
Editor and author Levithan winningly joins the ranks of talented authors exploring the novel-in-verse and kicks it up a notch. Read full book review >
BOY MEETS BOY by David Levithan
FICTION
Released: Sept. 9, 2003

"With wry humor, wickedly quirky and yet real characters, and real situations, this is a must for any library serving teens. (Fiction. YA)"
Somewhere on the eastern coast of the US that's home to Francesca Lia Block's Los Angeles is a town where six-foot-five drag queens play high-school football, kindergarten teachers write comments like "Definitely gay and has a very good sense of self" on student report cards, quiz-bowl teams are as important as football teams, and cheerleaders ride Harleys. Read full book review >