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The Realm of Possibility

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

I almost considered 4 stars

However... after realizing how completely ACCURATE this book is, the 5 star rating is completely necessary. From a span of about 5 pages i had went from sad to lauging my (butt) off.... from touched to disgusted. Levithan is able to depict the most vivid emotions with...
However... after realizing how completely ACCURATE this book is, the 5 star rating is completely necessary. From a span of about 5 pages i had went from sad to lauging my (butt) off.... from touched to disgusted. Levithan is able to depict the most vivid emotions with naught but a few fleeting words scattered amongst lines of flowing free verse poetry. More than commended... this book has my highest praise and is my read of the year.

posted by Anonymous on November 28, 2004

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1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

OOOOKKKK...

Um, wow. It's...different from what I usually read. I mean, how often do you find gays and lesbians in books? I enjoyed how it shifted from character to character, focusing on the main situation- the story that each student is facing. It's not the best book, or the grea...
Um, wow. It's...different from what I usually read. I mean, how often do you find gays and lesbians in books? I enjoyed how it shifted from character to character, focusing on the main situation- the story that each student is facing. It's not the best book, or the greatest but hey, that's just my opinion.

posted by Anonymous on August 8, 2008

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  • Posted February 2, 2009

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    Whoever you are, you will be able to relate to this book in some way. I swear.

    It's easier for people to fall in love with a character in a book than a story. Or at least for me it is. Because the book is written in free verse by twenty different people, you're sure to find one character, or story to love. "The Realm of Possibility" was definitely one of the best books I read this year. It has loners, it has popular kids it has straights, gays, lesbians, it has drug users, and it has dorks. It has it all. Like I said, there's something in it for everyone.<BR/><BR/>So go read it. Seriously.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 7, 2014

    tv series

    make a tv series please

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  • Posted September 20, 2011

    Highly Recommended!

    David Levithan portrays the stories of twenty characters through poems and free verse in the book The Realm of Possibility. The unique aspect of this book is the vast amount of social issues that students could potentially face in high school. In some books about high school issues, the reader can enjoy the tragedy or the entertainment, but cannot relate. In this book, the other presents different issues such as homosexuality, losing a loved one, smoking and drinking, peer pressure, rivalry amongst peers and most importantly, teenage love. By exploring the different issues of adolescence, more potential exists for a reader to be able to relate to one or more of them. Throughout each individual story, the characters try to identify who they are and who they want to be. A majority of the characters find just that through love. In today's society, acceptance of homosexuality is improving, but high school students struggle especially with the acceptance of it whether it is themselves or their friends. This book positively reinforces the feelings of acceptance and discourages those of doubt, which can be difficult in a high school atmosphere where that is a new possibility. Often times in high school, peers disapprove of relationships that extend out of a social group. Levithan presents the stories of several characters that doubt their feelings due to their peers, but persevere and find that love is not defined by social status or even gender. Every high school student endures some form of peer pressure, whether it is drugs, smoking, alcohol or even cheating. The Realm of Possibility allows a reader to see how teenagers accept themselves and their lifestyles at times when judgment appears from many sources and overcome the relentless pressure to conform to others' actions. David Levithan opens the door to the angst of high school life and how with acceptance of yourself and exploring your realm of possibility, you can overcome any obstacle, insecurity, heartbreak or doubt.

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