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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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David Levithan
Current Home:
Hoboken, New Jersey
Date of Birth:
Place of Birth:
New Jersey
B.A., Brown University, 1994

Levithan's Latest

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								Wide Awake, Author: 
								David Levithan.

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Wide Awake
by David Levithan
In the not-too-impossible-to-imagine future, a gay Jewish man has been elected president of the United States. Until the governor of one state decides that some election results in his state are invalid, awarding crucial votes to the other candidate, and his fellow party member. Thus is the inspiration for couple Jimmy and Duncan to lend their support to their candidate by deciding to take part in the rallies and protests. Along the way comes an exploration of their relationship, their politics, and their country, and sometimes, as they learn, it's more about the journey than it is about reaching the destination.

Book Club Favorites

In our interview with Levithan, he told us about a book club he belongs to: "We read teen books. Some of the favorites have been Virginia Euwer Wolff’s True Believer, An Na’s A Step from Heaven, E. R. Frank’s Life Is Funny, Alice Childress’s A Hero Ain’t Nothin’ but a Sandwich, and Stephen Chbosky’s The Perks of Being a Wallflower."

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								Boy Meets Boy, Author: 
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Boy Meets Boy
by David Levithan
Levithan's debut novel tells the story of Paul, a gay high school sophomore coming of age -- and falling in love -- in a tolerant, almost utopian setting that's not the usual high school hell. From our editors: "Boy Meets Boy is a marvelous fiction debut, a funny and inspiring novel, and a perfect choice for stimulating discussions about why the world we inhabit stands in such sharp contrast to that of Paul and his friends."

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Seventh Heaven
by Alice Hoffman
We asked Levithan to name some more of his favorites. He offers: "Alice Hoffman’s Seventh Heaven, Anne Tyler’s Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant, Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale -- in high school, I would carve these three writers’ names on my desks." Read our interview to learn about more of Levithan's best-loved books, including:

*The Lost Language of Cranes  by David Leavitt
*Baby Be-Bop  by Francesca Lia Block
*What's Eating Gilbert Grape  by Peter Hedges
*What the Living Do  by Marie Howe
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