Friday, October 2, 2009

Review: Boy Meets Boy

Title: Boy Meets Boy
Author: David Levithan
ISBN/Publisher: 0-375-83299-8/Knopf (part of Random House)
Age Group/Genre: Young Adult

This is Paul's story. Paul is an openly-gay student with understanding parents and an older brother. He knew for sure he was gay after finding his report card on his kindergarten teacher's desk and it said "definitely gay" on it. Paul's best friend is Joni and she is also the first person outside his family he came out to, back in the second grade. Then there's his friendship with Tony...these two do hang out together and do one another's homework (even if they go to different schools) and they're always there for each other.

Paul's BFF's help get through the drama with Kyle. Kyle dumped Paul and told everyone around school that Paul tricked him into the relationship. But suddenly, Kyle wants back into Paul's life after Noah "the boy" shows up. Noah is the boy that he met at the bookstore and feels this incredible connection to, but is not sure how to handle the situation because the two of them have been hurt in past relationships. And on top of this budding relationship, Paul and Joni get into their first real fight about the boy Joni is dating.

Will Paul win over Noah??? Will Paul and Joni break up???

Boy Meets Boy is a really cute book to read and the cover is way cute. This is a well written story and the characters are totally lovable. You find yourself in this ideal town along with Paul where being different is accepted. The characters are lovable and not the type of kids you'll find in a typical high school. Come on, where else will you find a drag queen named Infinite Darlene who just happens to be the star quarterback?

There is not much hating in this book. This is all about friendships and discovering a new love. Levithan does a great job making this world. It was an easy read and I hope you guys enjoy it : )

Favorite quotes...
But as I've told him a million times, when it comes to true dancing, it doesn't matter what you look like---it's all about the joy you feel. Paul, page 3
If there's no feeling of fear, then there's no need for courage. Paul, page 156

My Rating:
Now go and pick up your favorite cup of tea (or whatever you prefer) and HAPPY readings!!!


  1. I've seen a review for this before, and I think it looks great! I have to read this sometime.

  2. This does sound really good! I'll have to keep my eye out for it! Great review!

  3. I love to see great books that have a positive take on our cultural diversity. Thanks for the review!

  4. I'm glad to see that YA books with gay protagonists are out there and are being reviewed. Thanks for bringing this to my attention!