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Boy Meets Boy

Title

Boy Meets Boy

Authors

David Levithan

Publisher

Alfred A. Knopf

Publication Year

2005

ISBN

9780375832994

Pages

224 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Love is never easy. Especially if you're Paul. He's a sophomore at a high school like no other, and these are his friends: Infinite Darlene, the homecoming queen and star quarterback; Joni, Paul's best friend who may not be his best friend anymore; Tony, his other best friend, who can't leave the house unless his parents think he's going on a date...with a girl; Kyle, the ex-boyfriend who won't go away; Rip, the school bookie, who sets the odds...and Noah, the boy. The one who changes everything.

Grade Level

9-12

Lexile Measure

730L

Topic

LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Homosexuality; gay; gay teenager

Main Character

male teenager

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

mother and father

LGBTQ+

gay males

Awards

Lambda Literary Award, 2003, Winner, Children's (Young Adult)
Best Children's Books of the Year, 2004
Booklist Editors' Choice: Books for Youth, 2003 Older Readers
Booklist Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, 2004
Booklist Top 10 Youth Romances, 2003
Bulletin Blue Ribbons, 2003 Fiction
Capitol Choices, 2004 Fourteen and Up
Children's Literature Choice List, 2004 Fiction (Ages 12 & Up)
Choices, 2004 Fiction Young Adult
Gay and Lesbian Themes and Topics in Selected Children's and Young Adult Books, 2009 GLBTQ Children and Teens: Fiction
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2004 Contemporary Issues
School Library Journal Book Review Stars, 2003
YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 2004 Top 10
YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2006 GLBT

Keywords

teenage boys; male friendship; religion; homophobia; photography; school dance; teenage romance

Diversity Impact

direct

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