David Levithan has said that with Boy Meets Boy, he "set out to write the book that I dreamed of getting as an editor -- a book about gay teens that doesn't conform to the old norms about gay teens in literature." According to the Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers program -- and his rabid readers of all ages -- he's succeeded.
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In our interview with Levithan, he shared some fun factoids with us:
"This book started out as a Valentine story I sent to friends; I've done that for the past 15 years, and this one happened to turn into a novel."
"Since January 1, 2001, I've taken a photograph every day, part of a New Year's resolution that shows no signs of stopping."
"My friend Kristin and I decorate each other's offices for our birthdays, and as a result I am surrounded by a year's worth of small celebrations, from mobiles to woodcuts of the Eiffel Tower to (this year's decoration) photos from my childhood.