Wide Awake (Paperback)

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Description


In the not-too-impossible-to-imagine future, a gay Jewish man has been elected president of the United States. Until the governor of one state decides that some election results in his state are invalid, awarding crucial votes to the other candidate, and his fellow party member. Thus is the inspiration for couple Jimmy and Duncan to lend their support to their candidate by deciding to take part in the rallies and protests. Along the way comes an exploration of their relationship, their politics, and their country, and sometimes, as they learn, it's more about the journey than it is about reaching the destination.

Only David Levithan could so masterfully and creatively weave together a plot that's both parts political action and reaction, as well as a touching and insightfully-drawn teen love story.

About the Author


David Levithan is the New York Times bestselling author of many novels for young readers including Every Day, Will Grayson, Will Grayson (with John Green), and Nick and Norah s Infinite Playlist (with Rachel Cohn), which was turned into a feature film. His most recent novel, Two Boys Kissing, won the Lambda Literary Award in the children s/YA category. He s a publisher and editorial director at Scholastic Press. David also teaches at The New School in their MFA program. He lives in Hoboken, New Jersey.

Praise For…


“Levithan’s latest reaches out to shake readers awake, showing them how each person’s life touches another, and another, until ultimately history is made.”—Booklist, Starred

“In conjuring a world where every vote actually counts, Wide Awake stands with Levithan’s extraordinary Boy Meets Boy in sheer creativity of plot, setting, and message.”—School Library Journal

Product Details
ISBN: 9780375834677
ISBN-10: 0375834672
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: September 9th, 2008
Pages: 221
Language: English