“From ‘aberrant' to ‘zenith,' David Levithan's latest creates a relationship in short scenes, packed with lyrical language. Entries slip back and forth in time as they unfold through an alphabet of romance, anger, forgiveness and tenderness to make up one particular relationship . . . The entries manage to be both intently focused and hinting at the larger picture. They read more like a well-crafted series of poems than a linear story line. Each word is defined and captured in a moment of the relationship. Levithan moves from romance to heartbreak to flirtation to devotion, in alphabetical order.” —
“David Levithan makes every word count . . . Levithan gives readers the kind of love story that Billy Pilgrim in ‘Slaughterhouse-Five' would have appreciated: unstuck in time, reliving moments in unpredictable order and in varying emotional colors. . . an equal opportunity romance with wit and rue, kisses and tears, that anyone can enjoy.” —
David Levithan is a children’s book editor in New York City, and the author of several books for young adults, including the New York Times bestseller, Every Day, and the most recent Two Boys Kissing (2013). He is also the author of Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist and Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares (co-authored with Rachel Cohn); Will Grayson, Will Grayson (co-authored with John Green); and Every You, Every Me (with photographs from Jonathan Farmer). He lives in Hoboken, New Jersey. You can find him at his or on or visit him on .
A Kiss in the Dark by Cat Clarke and Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan are two of this year's most surprising books by authors from each side of the Atlantic. Cat's is a tale of love that is more about finding a connection than sexuality, whilst David explores a true tale of two boys and their record-breaking attempt at…