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Boy Meets Boy  The Realm of Possibility  Are We There Yet?    Marly's Ghost  Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist  Wide Awake  Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List  How They Met and Other Stories  Likely Story  Love Is the Higher Law  Will Grayson, Will Grayson  Dash & Lily's Book of Dares  The Lover's Dictionary  Every You, Every Me  Every Day  Invisibility  Two Boys Kissing 

Wide Awake

wide-awakeLove, tolerance, and activism each play their part when a gay teen couple travels to Kansas to fight political injustice.

“As much about love as about politics, Levithan’s latest reaches out to shake readers awake, showing them how each person’s life touches another, and another, until ultimately history is made.” -Booklist

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.

Only David Levithan could so masterfully and creatively weave together a plot that’s both parts political action and reaction, as well as a touching and insightfully-drawn teen love story.