Two Boys Kissing (2013) It's easy to forget that a book with this title, Two Boys Kissing , and cover would once have been unthinkable. An older generation of… 2013-08-27 Young Adult Knopf
Book Review

Two Boys Kissing (2013)

MODERN LOVE Author David Levithan's poignant novel follows the stories of gay teens joined through an unconventional protest
MODERN LOVE Author David Levithan's poignant novel follows the stories of gay teens joined through an unconventional protest
EW's GRADE
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Details Release Date: Aug 27, 2013; Writer: David Levithan; Genre: Young Adult; Publisher: Knopf

It's easy to forget that a book with this title, Two Boys Kissing, and cover would once have been unthinkable. An older generation of gay men — devastated by AIDS and widespread homophobia — haven't forgotten those days. They're the ''we'' narrating this novel about present-day gay teens who are brought together by two boys' noble goal: to protest a recent gay bashing by breaking the world record for the longest continuous kiss. The boys' forebears marvel at and sympathize with the younger generation, poignantly reminding them what a miracle the freedom to love is. A-

Originally posted Aug 21, 2013 Published in issue #1274 Aug 30, 2013 Order article reprints