Bestselling author David Levithan returns with an irresistible short story collection that revolves around love. Some stories return to familiar characters, while others chart new waters; all of them tug on heartstrings in the best way.
When not writing during spare hours on weekends, David Levithan
is editorial director at Scholastic and the founding editor of the PUSH imprint, which is devoted to finding new voices and new authors in teen literature. His acclaimed novels Boy Meets Boy
and The Realm of Possibility
started as stories he wrote for his friends for Valentine's Day (something he's done for the past 22 years and counting) that turned themselves into teen novels. He's often asked if the book is a work of fantasy or a work of reality, and the answer is right down the middle—it's about where we're going, and where we should be.
“ [An] optimistic
reminder of the transforming power of love
.” —Publishers Weekly,
and emotionally resonant
“Like a good mix-tape, this book builds, flows, and transports readers.”
—School Library Journal,
“While individual pieces are compelling, the book’s real power
lies in its collective impact and unified understanding of love as a journey to self-awareness
.” —The Bulletin
, starred review