Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan

Boy Meets Boy

This is the story of Paul, a sophomore at a high school like no other: The cheerleaders ride Harleys, the homecoming queen used to be a guy named Daryl (she now prefers Infinite Darlene and is also the star quarterback), and the gay-straight alliance was formed to help the straight kids learn how to dance.When Paul meets Noah, he thinks he’s found the one his heart is made for. Until he blows it. The school bookie says the odds are 12-to-1 agai...

Details Boy Meets Boy

TitleBoy Meets Boy
Release DateMay 10th, 2005
PublisherAlfred A. Knopf
GenreYoung Adult, Glbt, Romance, Fiction, Contemporary

Reviews Boy Meets Boy

  • karen
    hm. i don't really know what to make of this one. see, here's the deal - i know this is a hugely popular gay teen fiction book - it has been around for a while and everyone loves it (LGM) , but in light of recent current events, it just makes me nervous.this book takes place in a gay utopia, really. a world where there would be no need for the "it gets better project". and on the one hand, i'm sure gay teens would love reading it because it is li...
  • Vinaya
    Or Ten Reasons Why You Should Read Boy Meets BoyI want to live in the world David Levithan has created. It's fun, it's fabulous, it's the literary equivalent of unicorn fart! Sure, I know there probably doesn't exist a place where all the teenagers gather together to dance away Sunday nights in the local bookstore. Where the school's star quarterback is a crossdresser with the improbable name of Infinite Darlene. Where the Boy Scouts quit and ref...
  • Lola Reviewer
    “Part of love is letting a person be who they want to be.” 3.5 stars. Although this is a very short novel—not even two-hundred-pages long—it explores different themes worth contemplating, with a huge emphasis on romantic and friendly-inclined relationships. Paul’s high school is like no other. Every student feels free to be who they are or want to be—gay, lesbian, drag queen, transgender—without fear of being targeted by other class...
  • Fabian
    Despite its pretenses & it's overall theme of goodness, friendship, the story is kinda, sorta pedestrian*. A love triangle not in the least bit bizarre, our character is a prancing, megaconfident & hyperpositive social Pollyanna. These kids seemingly live in a perpetual children's museum--their hometown caters to them all to such a staggering degree as to make you go "ick.""On the seventh day I gave him me." Yeah, Paul. You and your buddies have ...
  • Whitney Atkinson
    The more I read David Levithan, the less impressed I become. Or maybe it's just that i'm beginning to read his older works, and they're just not that great. This was what i'm now starting to label a "typical" Levithan book. Unimpressive, bland plot, okay characters, average writing. I nearly didn't finish this because I thought maybe it wouldn't be worth it, and I can honestly admit that I wouldn't have missed anything had I decided to DNF it. It...
  • Ami
    Review will be spoiler-ish of the storylineYou know a book is special, when the first thing you do AFTER you close the last page is ... sighing and whisper, "Beautiful". That is exactly what I do after I finish reading Levithan's Boy Meets Boy. I think this is one of the most beautiful and smartest young adult book dealing with gay-themed that I have read. Sure, this book has sort of an unrealistic portrayal of LGBT acceptance. But that is the be...
  • Tatiana
    Any book that makes me cry deserves at least 4 stars. Boy Meets Boy managed to squeeze tears out of me on several occasions. It doesn't mean, however, that this is one of those downer novels where someone dies or suffers horrible decease or misfortunes. Quite the opposite, this book is actually upbeat and lighthearted, and my tears were tears of pride and relief mostly.The setting of the novel is unusual. In fact, I am dying to borrow from Tony K...
  • Chloe
    Reducing my rating from 4 to 3 stars after reading Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda and realising how much better it did a reasonably similar vibe than this book!I find my greatest strength in wanting to be strong. I find my greatest bravery in deciding to be brave. I don't know if I've ever realized this before, and I don't know if Tony's ever realized it before, but I think we both realize it now. If there's no feeling of fear, then there's no...
  • Calilibrarian
    When I first read this book, I fell in love with the main character and with the writer. David Levithan nailed what I'd been looking for for some time; a type of book that should be written many times over for alot of different kids. Here is the review I wrote June, 2004I just read an incredible book. Its called Boy meets Boy by David Levithan. I loved it on so many levels; the main one being its normalcy. Through my book travels, I rea...
  • Josu Grilli
    Una novela tierna y entretenida con una pareja protagonista altamente shippeable. Se nota que es su primera novela, y que con el tiempo ha ido mejorando, pues me he encontrado con quizá demasiados personajes y alguna que otra escena con menos ritmo que el resto de la novela. Aun y todo, Boy Meets Boy nos da grandes citas (como siempre nos da Levithan) y consigue mantenerte en vilo con la trama principal. La historia en sí es muy simple, pero no...