How They Met, and Other Stories

How They Met, and Other Stories

Book rating: 04 Paperback Borzoi Books

By (author) David Levithan

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  • Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
  • Format: Paperback | 244 pages
  • Dimensions: 132mm x 201mm x 18mm | 299g
  • Publication date: 15 May 2010
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 037584323X
  • ISBN 13: 9780375843235
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Sales rank: 17,207

Product description

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. Here are 18 stories, all about love, all kinds of love. From the aching for the one you pine for, to standing up and speaking up for the one you love, to pure joy and happiness, these love stories run the gamut of that emotion that at some point has turned every one of us inside out and upside down. What is love? With this original story collection, David Levithan proves that love is a many splendored thing, a varied, complicated, addictive, wonderful thing.

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David Levithan is a children's book editor in New York City. He lives in Hoboken, New Jersey.

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By TeensReadToo 28 Sep 2010 4

The stories about how people meet and fall in love are as diverse as the couples themselves. From blind dates to chance encounters, the stories of "how we met" always seem to intrigue us.

HOW THEY MET, AND OTHER STORIES is the latest book by David Levithan (BOY MEETS BOY). It is a collection of eighteen short stories about love, longing, and even lust. This wonderful group of stories includes brief crushes, relationships with happily-ever-after endings, and tales of love gone wrong.

Among the stories: being fixed up by a six-year-old; two strangers meeting on a plane; coming out to your prom date; even the author's own story of how he credits his existence to a piano, a jeep, a college, and the Army.

What makes this collection unique is that every story isn't about love being realized. In some cases, the potential only exists and even passes without materializing.

No matter what your experience with love so far, you are sure to find hope, and maybe a hint of your own love story, within the pages of this book.