THE REALM OF POSSIBILITY by David Levithan
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THE REALM OF POSSIBILITY

Age Range: 14 & up

KIRKUS REVIEW

Editor and author Levithan winningly joins the ranks of talented authors exploring the novel-in-verse and kicks it up a notch. Though there is a progression of events in these mostly blank verse poems, it’s less a story than an examination of teenage relationships—with family, friends, self, and lovers—from every angle. Twenty distinct voices chime in with their own poem, series of poems, or cycle of songs; and several relationships and incidents are described by more than one character. No synopsis could do justice to the complexities of the interconnectedness of these characters. If high school is a dim memory for you, you might need a scorecard to keep track of who knows who and how well. However, all teenagers will find themselves, their relationships, and their attitudes toward life, love, and the pursuit of happiness somewhere in these poems. A must for YA collections used by those unafraid of poetry, strongly suggested for all others. (Fiction. YA)

Pub Date: Aug. 10th, 2004
ISBN: 0-375-82845-1
Page count: 224pp
Publisher: Knopf
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: July 15th, 2004




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