Waiting on Wednesday: Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan

April 3, 2013 / 8 Comments / Book Memes, Uncategorized, Waiting on Wednesday

“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that book bloggers are eagerly anticipating.

This week’s WoW pick was one I heard about from Jamie at The Perpetual Page-Turner – thanks, Jamie!

Two Boys Kissing
Author: David Levithan 

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Expected publication date: August 27, 2013

New York Times bestselling author David Levithan tells the based-on-true-events story of Harry and Craig, two 17-year-olds who are about to take part in a 32-hour marathon of kissing to set a new Guinness World Record—all of which is narrated by a Greek Chorus of the generation of gay men lost to AIDS.

While the two increasingly dehydrated and sleep-deprived boys are locking lips, they become a focal point in the lives of other teen boys dealing with languishing long-term relationships, coming out, navigating gender identity, and falling deeper into the digital rabbit hole of gay hookup sites—all while the kissing former couple tries to figure out their own feelings for each other.

This follow-up to the bestselling Every Day showcases David’s trademark sharp-witted, warm-hearted tales of teenage love, and serves as a perfect thematic bookend to David’s YA debut and breakthrough, Boy Meets Boy, which celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2013.

After the gorgeous tale of A in Levithan’s 2012 release, Every Day, how can I not want this book? 
One of my favourite things about Every Day were the little snippets of perfect, sad, scary, beautiful, and gorgeous moments in each day and body that A visited. Levithan does really well capturing different viewpoints and single experiences, so I feel like this is the perfect concept for him to explore teen homosexuality. 

What are you waiting for this week? Are you as excited about Two Boys Kissing as I am? Weigh in in the comments!

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8 responses to “Waiting on Wednesday: Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan

  1. Oooh great pick! i still need to read Every Day.. and I think I've only read one of David Levithan's books before.. but keep meaning to! Only hear nothing but great things…

  2. I've got Every Day on my TBR shelf because I've heard such great stuff. I hadn't heard of Two Boys Kissing before reading this post, but if I enjoy David Levithan's writing in Every Day, I'll definitely be adding 2BK to my To Read list! Thanks for the mention 🙂

  3. I did not get along with Every Day by this author. It just didn't sit well with me. So, I honestly don't know if I would enjoy this one or not. I am definitely curious to read some reviews for it though!

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