Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Review: The Realm of Possibility

The Realm of Possibility

Title: The Realm of Possibility
Author: David Levithan
ISBN/Publisher: 978-0-375-83657-2/Knopf (part of Random House)
Age Group/Genre: Young Adult

This is a book that tells stories in poetry/song type form from twenty different students at a high school. These students tell us about their failed romances, the special looks that they get from another kid on campus, their identity issues, and so many more high school problems. And as the story wraps up, we learn that their stories are somehow weaved together.

Oh my gosh, I am so glad I read this book in totally has the whole love theme for Valentine's Day. But Levithan doesn't just write about the warm feeling type of love. We see people struggle with their relationships. One of my favorite stories is about a boy who has a girlfriend that is obsessed with Holden Caulfield from The Catcher in the Rye. And the girlfriend has issues with her boyfriend because he just doesn't understand the whole Holden thing.

This book is all about the characters and if you read it, you might want to map out the characters so you can see how their relationships connect. This book made me happy and sad, but still it gives you the hope of love and how it's in the Realm of Possibility. And it doesn't matter what kind of love you have or who it's is love!

I definitely recommend this to high school kids and older!

A few favorite lines...
Being a bitch is easy. It's finding the alternative that's hard. page 163

You think you know your possibilities. Then other people come into your life and suddenly there are so many more. page 207

Moments into minutes. Minutes into hours. Hours into days. Days into years. years into possibility. page 210

My Rating:

(This book was bought at a store called National Bookstore)

***Now go and grab your fave cup of tea (or whatever beverage you prefer) and HAPPY readings***


  1. Great review Jennay! I'm taking Creative writing right now. And I really appreciate that the form is in song/poem form and told in various perspectives. It not only adds layer to the story. It also plays with juxtaposition. :) I'll rummage for this book in National. I hope there's still a copy for me.

  2. Definitely get it!!! And have fun in your sounds fun : )