"This wacky, charming, original story is never outrageous, and its characters are fresh, real, and deeply engaging. In its blithe acceptance and celebration of human differences, this is arguably the most important gay novel since Nancy Garden's Annie on My Mind; it seems to represent a revolution in the publishing of gay-themed books for adolescents." Booklist, starred review "A provocative and important read for all young adults, gay and straight." School Library Journal, starred review "In a genre filled with darkness, torment, and anxiety, this is a shiningly affirmative and hopeful book; it's fitting that the final sentence is "And I think to myself, What a wonderful world." It may not quite be reality as any of its readers experience it, but, then, that's what fiction's for." The Bulletin, starred review "With wry humor, wickedly quirky and yet real characters, and real situations, this is a must." Kirkus ReviewsFrom the Publisher:
Love meets love. Confusion meets clarity. Boy meets boy. "There isn't really a gay scene or a straight scene in our town. They all got mixed up a while back, which I think is for the best! And whether your heart is strictly ballroom or bluegrass punk, the dance floors are open to whatever you have to offer. This is my town." Meet PAUL. Gay his whole life, and finding love as wonderful, confusing and heartbreaking as every other teenager in his high school. Meet Paul's friends: JONI -- his best friend, who may not be his best friend any more; TONY -- his other best friend who can't leave the house unless his parents think he's going on a date! with a girl; INFINITE DARLENE -- homecoming queen AND star quarterback in the football team; KYLE -- the ex-boyfriend who won't go away; RIP -- the school bookie who sets the odds; And NOAH -- the boy who changes everything. Witty, engaging, refreshingly upbeat and slightly surreal, David Levithan's debut has been attracting glowing reviews in the USA. After all, being in love at high school is a challenge for any teen -- regardless of sexual preference!
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Descripción HarperCollins Children's Books, 2005. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 0007191375