David Levithan: Two Boys Kissing

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.

WHY THIS BOOK WAS BANNED:

SEVERAL REQUESTS FROM PARENTS DUE TO HOMOSEXUALITY AND SEXUAL CONTENT

Look. There are just some books that leave me completely speechless.

I have no idea what to say about Two Boys Kissing.

None.

I can tell you I sobbed through most of it. Maybe it was because of the gloomy, miserably day I had. I certainly haven’t felt well, and I’ve been overtired.

Do you believe me? Because I’m totally lying. This book made my heart break. It’s only 196 pages, with big text, and there are more feels in here than the entire Harry Potter series.

You think I’m kidding?

I’m not. I don’t joke about Harry Potter. You should know this by now.

I can’t even talk about this book anymore. Just go read it. Let your heart break, for every boy in this story. For the boys kissing, for the boys not kissing, for the boys who came before and can no longer kiss. They are there too.

Two Boys Kissing is my first David Levithan. How soon can I read my next one?

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