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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 

Two Boys Kissing

Two Boys Kissing

•Named to the 2013 National Book Award Longlist •A 2014 Stonewall Honor Book In his follow-up to the New York Times bestselling Every Day, David Levithan, co-author of bestsellersWill Grayson, Will Grayson and Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist, 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.…
Invisibility

Invisibility

A magical romance between a boy cursed with invisibility and the one girl who can see him. Written with New York Times bestselling author Andrea Cremer. Stephen is used to invisibility. He was born that way. Invisible. Cursed. Elizabeth sometimes wishes for invisibility. When you’re invisible, no one can hurt you. So when her mother decides to move the family to New York City, Elizabeth is thrilled.…
Every Day

Every Day

Every day a different body. Every day a different life. Every day in love with the same girl. In his New York Times bestselling novel, David Levithan introduces readers to what Entertainment Weekly calls a “wise, wildly unique” love story about A, a teen who wakes up every morning in a different body, living a different life.…
Every You, Every Me

Every You, Every Me

A picture is worth a thousand lies. Photographs by Jonathan Farmer In this high school-set psychological tale, a tormented teen named Evan starts to discover a series of unnerving photographs—some of which feature him. Someone is stalking him . . . messing with him . . . threatening him. Worse, ever since his best friend Ariel has been gone, he’s been unable to sleep, spending night after night torturing himself for his role in her absence.…
The Lover's Dictionary

The Lover’s Dictionary

A love story told in dictionary entries. basis, n. There has to be a moment at the beginning when you wonder whether you’re in love with the person or in love with the feeling of love itself. If the moment doesn’t pass, that’s it—you’re done. And if the moment does pass, it never goes that far.
Dash & Lily's Book of Dares

Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares

How two teens “meet” when Dash discovers Lily’s cryptic notebook. “Readers will be ready for the real romance to start long before the inevitable conclusion, but as with this duo’s past books, there are more than enough amusing turns of phrase and zigzag plot twists to keep their attention.” – Publishers Weekly Written with Rachel CohnDash & Lily’s Book of Dares is a love story that will have readers perusing bookstore shelves, looking and longing for a love (and a red notebook) of their own.…
Will Grayson, Will Grayson

Will Grayson, Will Grayson

Written with John Green, the story of two boys with the same name whose lives intertwine. “Two superstar authors pair up and really deliver the goods, dishing up a terrific high-energy tale of teen love, lust, intrigue, anger, pain, and friendship threaded with generous measures of comedy and savvy counsel.” - Booklist One cold night, in a most unlikely corner of Chicago, Will Grayson crosses paths with .…
Love Is the Higher Law

Love Is the Higher Law

Three teenagers deal with life and love on 9/11 and in the days, weeks, months, and years afterwards. “Levithan captures the mood of post-9/11 New York exquisitely, slashed open to reveal a deep heart.”  School Library Journal The lives of three teens—Claire, Jasper, and Peter—are altered forever on September 11, 2001.…
Wide Awake

Wide Awake

Love, 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.…
Likely Story!

Likely Story!

Three novels about a girl named Mallory caught in a soap opera world.  Meet Mallory Hayden, sixteen-year-old producer and creator of her own soap opera. Can she survive life with her backstabbing soap-star mother, keep her friends close and her enemies closer (and tell the difference between them), find true love (supersweet boyfriend-or the show’s supercute male lead?), and make her show a hit in this world of high-stakes drama and sudsy sabotage?…
How They Met and Other Stories

How They Met and Other Stories

Eighteen stories about love in many forms, from falling for your local barista to sharing a long life together. “Many of these stories began as Valentine’s gifts. Together, they have the feel of a bittersweet reality check – a very nice counterbalance to the usual candy hearts and chocolates.” – Los Angeles Times Just in time for Valentine’s Day comes a confection from David Levithan that is sure to have fans of Boy Meets Boy eager to devour it.…
Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List

Naomi and Ely’s No Kiss List

In this second novel collaboration with Rachel Cohn, things become very complicated when Ely kisses his best friend Naomi’s boyfriend. “A witty and highly entertaining exploration of love, friendship, and misunderstanding.” – School Library Journal Naomi <3′s Ely. And she’s kinda in love with him. Ely <3′s Naomi. But he prefers to be in love with boys.…
Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist

Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist

Now a Major Motion Picture! This novel collaboration with Rachel Cohn tells the story of one night in New York as two teens navigate past and future loves. “Electric, sexy . . . and genuinely poignant, this is a compelling story of the risks and thrills of burgeoning intimacy.” -The Bulletin, starred review Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist is a comedy about two teens thrust together for one hilarious, sleepless night of adventure in a world of mix tapes, late-night living, and, live, loud music.…
Marly's Ghost

Marly’s Ghost

A Valentine’s Day retelling of the Dickens classic, A Christmas Carol Illustrated by Brian Selznick When Ben’s girlfriend, Marly, dies, he feels his life is over. What could possibly matter now when Marly is gone? So when Valentine’s Day approaches, it makes sense that this day that was once so meaningful to Ben leaves him feeling bitter and hollow.…
Are We There Yet?

Are We There Yet?

How to deal with a brother, in many hard and funny steps, starting with a trip to Italy. Sixteen-year-old Elijah is completely mellow and his 23-year-old brother Danny is completely not, so it’s no wonder they can barely tolerate one another. So what better way to repair their broken relationship than to trick them into taking a trip to Italy together?…
The Realm of Possibility

The Realm of Possibility

Twenty kids. One school. Many, many intersections. Here’s what I know about the realm of possibility— it is always expanding, it is never what you think it is. Everything around us was once deemed impossible. From the airplane overhead to the phones in our pockets to the choir girl putting her arm around the metalhead.…
Boy Meets Boy

Boy Meets Boy

A dippy happy gay teen book. This is the story of Paul, a sophomore at a high school like no other: The cheerleaders ride Harleys, the homecoming queen used to be a guy named Daryl (she now prefers Infinite Darlene and is also the star quarterback), and the gay-straight alliance was formed to help the straight kids learn how to dance.…