Boy Meets Boy

Boy Meets Boy

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Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan, Nicholas Robideau

In this school, the gay kids and the straight kids all get along just fine, the quarterback is a cross-dresser, and the cheerleaders ride Harleys—yet the road to true love is still a strange and winding path, as Paul discovers when he meets the boy of his dreams.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781933322339
Publisher: Full Cast Audio
Publication date: 04/01/2005
Edition description: Unabridged; Library Edition
Product dimensions: 6.84(w) x 6.32(h) x 1.02(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

DAVID LEVITHAN is a children's book editor and the author of several books for teens. He lives in New Jersey.


Hoboken, New Jersey

Date of Birth:


Place of Birth:

New Jersey


B.A., Brown University, 1994

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Boy Meets Boy 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 305 reviews.
SuzieCullen More than 1 year ago
As much as you hate "homosexuality thrown at children" i hate people shoving their beliefs down other peoples throats. i dont care how you feel or what your religous background is...dont read these books if it offends your prude self. this book was amazing i wish everyone was as accepting as most of the characters in this novel.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've never felt compelled to post a review until now. I discovered this wonderful story while reading two articles in the 2/09 issue of School Library Journal - David Levithan was quoted in "A Dirty Little Secret", an article about self-censorship (where books are being quietly kept from their target audience because of issues that others - parents, teachers, librarians, even booksellers - deem inappropriate for whatever reason ... although as a parent and a middle school library volunteer, I feel that Boy Meets Boy is totally appropriate for middle school+ libraries, and I will be purchasing an extra copy for our library.) It was also mentioned in another article featuring an author's ten favorite romantic YA novel moments as the book with the "Headiest Falling In (and out of) Love Scenes". Okay, so it's mentioned twice in the same magazine, so I had to read it! Love it, love it, love it! Boy Meets Boy is a coming of age love story first and foremost (and let me emphasize love - it is remarkably chaste, in my official parental opinion). More importantly, it is brilliantly written and filled with some important messages about self discovery, tolerance, what love should be and what it should not be. It made me think, and that's one of the top reasons why I read. Will it offend some? Of course - it already has, just read some of the one star reviews here, but their main complaint is that it features gay characters. This is a book for any open minded person, male or female, gay or straight, teen or adult. Thank you, David Levithan - you are a truly gifted storyteller!
MiniAussie More than 1 year ago
I bought the book on my Nook and was very disappointed by the quality of it. Many grammatical errors though out the book. Exclamation marks replaced with "I", end quotes replaced with letters, and spelling errors, ex: whateveV. Book is good, not the translation to the Nook. Whoever published this for Nook, should re-check their work.
meggie3939 More than 1 year ago
what are you talking about "homosexual agenda is being thrown at children???!!!" 1.No one is throwing this book (or gays for that matter) at anybody and 2. Why do gays need to go "talk to a pastor" if they feel that way?! You have rights to your beliefs on religion but so do gays they dont need it molded out of them!!!! Isnt America supposed to be "the melting pot" and "the land of the free"? it doesnt sound like you want them free!!
Megann More than 1 year ago
However, i LOVED this book.
I'm 15, if you wanted to know about what older age range it was in.
It's about a kid's choices and how he deals with everything in his life.
and in this book its not a lot of.... FAG GAY type slander being thrown around. They are somewhat excepted. :D
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found this book in my local library and thought I'd give it a try. A day later I was at Barnes and Noble buying it. It was the most fantastic book that I have ever read. It was real for me. I felt like I understood what gays have to go through with homophobics and that they feel the same way about the person they are attracted to that I do, only it's for the same gender. It was very well written, the characters were awesome, and it just seemed so real. I highly recommend it. It isn't inappropriate at all and it truly can open one's mind. I really think more people should read this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When i first saw this book, i thought that it was a good idea and a good eye-opener for teens to accept same-sex relationships. i loved it. it described exactly what i was going through!
Naquille Curtis More than 1 year ago
first of all, im straight. this book was seriously one of the best books ive read in a really long time. i fell in love with the idea of love from reading this. this book shows how no matter who your attracted to, the love shared is still one of a kind.
The_Lady_Vermillion More than 1 year ago
I read this book because I sincerely believe that I was the sole gay teenager in the country who hadn't read it yet. So, even though I hate with a passion the glossy-covered forgettable wad that is mass-printed teen-targeted pulp fiction, I relented and bought it. The book itself completely skips the awkward, sappy clichés that gay teen literature goes over again and again and again. Because of this, (however much I despise the unoriginality of gay lit.) there was nothing I could relate to. The protagonist, Paul, comes out at a very young age and grows up in an unrealistically tolerant hometown, meets the boy of his dreams, does something stupid and looses him, and then through sheer will-power and help from friends, wins him back. I too came out at a very young age (I was never really "in"), but to an unbelievable homophobic town in the Midwest. I do not have the luxury of dating or winning then loosing then re-winning my dream guy. Instead I face physical harm outside my home every time I leave it. And I am one of the lucky ones- my parents accept me and I have friends who do as well. How anyone in my position or in a worse-than one could find anything but an escape in this I do not know. On a more positive note, the writing was stellar, and some of the characters were truly unforgettable. And I genuinely laughed a few times as I read it. And honestly, every other gay boy I know absolutely adores this book, so it must have something about it I do not realize. Perhaps it offers people real, hard-to-come-by comfort, in which case the author should be given extraordinary praise; it's not easy being gay in this country. Maybe in time Paul's world will become our world. On another note, a guy I'm talking to said that the "Rainbow Boys" was also very good, and dealt with the real problems that LGBT teens across the world while avoiding the schmuck that so many other books provide. I suppose then that I'd recommend it, although my two favorite gay literature classics will always be "De Profundis" by Oscar Wilde and "The Naked Civil Servant" by Quentin Crisp. Please take my review with a grain of salt, though- if you're looking at this book odds are you will like it. I just hope I can meet a real-life Noah one day...
Guest More than 1 year ago
Boy Meets Boy kept me wanting to read more.The title is what caught me in the beginning. I never thought i would read a book like this, but i actually enjoyed it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
omg! this was one of the BEST books i have ever read! i loved it! i could not put it down, i read for like 6 hours in one day! its a must read
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is great! I ran across it just by chance and bought it because I had never read a book written in a gay persons point of view. As I was reading it I couldnt help but wish that people in real life could be so accepting. A truly great novel
HeresJay_Kesslinger More than 1 year ago
This is a fun teenage romance, set in a perfect world, but the feelings are portrayed well, the characters fun to get to know, and the story well-written. (I read mine on my nookCOLOR, and I didn't find any of the problems mentioned in a previous post.)
Guest More than 1 year ago
Wow, after I read this book I was speechless. It was so enticing I could always bearly stop at the end of a chapter and go to bed. I recommend this book to anybody, no matter who are.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've always enjoyed reading about gay men and one day a friend of mine brought 'boy meets boy' into math class. I asked her if I could read it after her. Obviously she said yes. I began to read the book and thought, 'okay. this is pretty good' but by the time you're done with this book you're thinking, 'wow' and you're speechless. Or at least I was. I found it an adorable story and ended up reading it again. I also ended up memborizing part of the book and suggesting it to all my friends. I even had a friend who isn't gay tell me he thought it was a great book and would like to borrow it again. This story was truly remarkable, spectacular, and what ever other words that can go with that.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book gives you an insight to a world we all wish we could have, a world full of love. it will change your point of view on different. it was amzing
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I couln't put it down!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The events recorded were highly unrealistic, and the writing was amateurish, but it was a good easy read, ideal for a Sunday afternoon. My only beef would be that the author seemed to be going out of his way to come up with situations that are unusual and extraordinary. It distracted from the actual storyline.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Boy Meets Boy" is a tale for individuals of all backgrounds. The characters are vibrant and loveable. (Infinite Darlene is a trip!) The story is simple, yet it resonates with us all so deeply. This book is uplifting and inspiring. I am so pleased I spent a few dollars on this work of art.
Meg Aylward More than 1 year ago
ok so this book is a great book for any teen to say the least. it just shows that true love can happen for ANYONE. sure the bible says thats not right but do you really think g,God discrimnates against anyone? if anyone ever finds out id love to hear your answer
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book was an absolutely amaxing thing to read and i completely enjoyed it. besides the fact that it deals with same sex relationships,it deals with hardships like parents, adulthood, even the hardship of school life. I've currently been on a search for my soul (cheesy huh?) and with this book,it made me realize that some things are really worth fighting for!like, love and friendship, and respect- total props to the author for writing a comepletly life changing novel that i know everyone will love reading. READ IT!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This story was soo cute. Really touched me. I read it in one sitting. I couldnt put it down. I cried at certain points and was so happy witht he way it ended. Definelty a story that can make u laugh and cry all in one.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This wasnt the first gay book ive read and i am a straight 14 yr. old grl. I like to read new things.. the only other gay book i have read besides this one was Philadelphia.. Boy Meets Boy was an excellent way of describing that not one person is the same as another, that we hall have differences, like being a heterosexual,homosexual, bisexual,or even a drag..but the point im making is i LOVED thisbook u should read it..
Anonymous 14 days ago
I was recommended this book by a good friend of mine, and reading it was one of the best decisions of my life. The positive portrayal of the life of LGBTQ teens was beautifully written, and a pleasant change from all the LGBTQ books constantly talking about the discrimination, the deaths, and the abuse. When you read this, you don't care that the town Paul lives in is entirely fantasy, a wild dream that LGBTQ people (and the most supportive allies) can only hope for. The author traps you in this beautiful town he's created, and you love every second of it. As an LGBTQ teen myself, the sheer acceptance and understanding in this book nearly brought me to tears. If you're gay, straight, bi, pan, ace, or anything in between, you will love this book will all your heart, I promise you. And to all the homophobes being hateful towards this book and more like it, I have a message for you. Get your heads out of your asses, and find something better to do with your life than spreading hate.
SecondRunReviews 8 months ago
This is normally the type of young adult book I would shy away from—a contemporary young adult romance novel. I am not a fan of happily ever afters in contemporary fiction. I like a bit of grit and hurt something more akin to real life. I did enjoy listening to Boy Meets Boy. The full cast recording was well done and added to the story. It probably was one of the key factors to my positive reception of this modern teen romance. My one complaint would be the cheesy transition music. It felt a bit like I was listening a Charlie Brown animated holiday special. It almost cheapened the story and seemed unnecessary. I do wish there was a bit more grit and hurt in Boy Meets Boy. The music and the upbeat narration of the main character made this story feel a bit like a caricature of real life and the other characters seemed larger than life and a bit unreal as result. On the whole, Boy Meets Boy isn’t a bad book. Because it is contemporary fiction, I find it harder to relate to. The story that Boy Meets Boy is one that does need to be told and shared. The ups and downs of the romance felt real, but it felt like every chapter ended with a smiley face and all the i’s were dotted with hearts. I’m a little beyond this lovely dovey kind of story, but can see how others love this type of story and Boy Meets Boy is a stronger entry in this genre than others I have encountered.