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Boy Meets Boy de David Levithan
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Boy Meets Boy (2003 original; edició 2005)

de David Levithan (Autor)

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When Paul falls hard for Noah, he thinks he has found his one true love, but when Noah walks out of his life, Paul has to find a way to get him back and make everything right once more.
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Títol:Boy Meets Boy
Autors:David Levithan (Autor)
Informació:Alfred A. Knopf (2005), Edition: Reprint, 224 pages
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Boy Meets Boy de David Levithan (2003)

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I want to live in the town this book was set in, go to this high school, be friends with these kids and especially live my life always knowing Infinite Darlene and all her wonder. Sigh. This book made me happy. So so happy. ( )
  Stacie-C | May 8, 2021 |
It's a good story but as an adult, it's very junior high. It does read much better than the audio book. ( )
  perkykeri | Mar 2, 2021 |
“I find my greatest strength in wanting to be strong. I find my greatest bravery in wanting to be brave […] If there’s no feeling of fear, then there’s no need for courage.”

I enjoyed Boy Meets Boy. It’s short, sweet, funny, and very touching. David Levithan is great at painting characters so well and making you feel like you truly know them with nothing more than a few lines of dialogue. It’s quick witted and relatable. The world that’s painted in Boy Meets Boy is exactly how I wish my high school years were – LGBT kids growing up in a close knit and supportive community, a town where homophobia seems to blissfully be a thing of the past. It’s a great form of escapism from reality, but in the end, it's hard not to see it as something that's all a little too good to be true.

My favourite thing about Boy Meets Boy was the side characters and the friendships. Paul’s friendship with his best friend Tony is so precious and caring and I loved them more than anything else. Tony as a character was perhaps my favourite, I (like Paul) felt an immense need to protect him and help him seek happiness and freedom from his exhausting parents. I loved his quiet companionship with Paul, their secret language and the support they gave each other. Another character who made this book for me was Infinite Darlene, the star quarterback/homecoming queen - she’s hilarious and perfect.

On the other end we have Joni, Paul’s other best friend who honestly… She’s easily dislikeable. Despite both her best friends being gay, she continuously falls for grossly homophobic guys and pushes her friends aside for her boyfriend’s wants and attention. I found it nearly impossible to sympathize with her in any way (I would be angry with her too, Paul).

What honestly let down Boy Meets Boy a little bit was the strange love triangle. I am not the biggest fan of love triangles, I find them played out, but I’m usually more tolerant when it comes to love triangles in LGBT fiction. This was a strange one however, I was super torn and felt a little all over the place especially considering Paul’s main love interest Noah has only been around for like 2 weeks. They were cute, but I did find it hard to get invested in such an insta-love relationship and feel like this was True Love after such a short time. I found myself a lot more interested in Paul’s friendships and the other characters than his romantic relationships.

Boy Meets Boy was a quick, cute, funny (if a little unbelievable at times) read. Even though I wasn’t too emotionally attached to the relationship, what really made it for me was Paul’s friendships, particularly with his best friend Tony. They had such a touching friendship and Tony’s side story and development was definitely what I was most invested in, and ultimately was what made me enjoy this Boy Meets Boy.

Read more of my reviews on my blog A Gay Reads. ( )
1 vota angelgay | Jul 1, 2020 |
One of the most-praised novels in the LGBT genre, Boy Meets Boy weaves a lovely story about a gay high-school boy figuring out his love life and friendships, a twist on a number of plot devices, including the boy-meets-girl/boy-loses-girl trope. The language alternates effortlessly between hilarious and thoughtful and paints pictures that come alive and pull the reader into the world of this small town and its charming characters. The plot itself isn't spectacular or very unpredictable, but the way Levithan writes makes the story so engaging and beautiful. Really loved this :) ( )
1 vota piquareste | Jun 3, 2020 |
I think this a book you need to read before a certain age. It was a jumble of disproportional angst and overly sentimental nonsense. All the characters came off as pretentious and none were very likeable. This isn't a bad book, and I'm sure teenagers would love it, however I can't say it brought me any particular joy. ( )
  Fardo | Oct 15, 2019 |
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