A 2014 Lambda Literary Award Winner
A 2014 Stonewall Honor Book
Named to the 2013 National Book Award Longlist
""You have to read this. "
- Rainbow Rowell, author of "Eleanor & Park"
In his follow-up to the "New York Times" bestselling" Every Day, " David Levithan, coauthor of bestsellers "Will Grayson, Will Grayson "and" Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist, " crafts a novel that the "Los Angeles Times" calls open, frank, and ultimately optimistic.
Based on true events and narrated by a Greek Chorus of the generation of gay men lost to AIDS "Two Boys Kissing" follows Harry and Craig, two seventeen-year-olds who are about to take part in a 32-hour marathon of kissing to set a new Guinness World Record. While the two increasingly dehydrated and sleep-deprived boys are locking lips, they become a focal point in the lives of other teens dealing with universal questions of love, identity, and belonging.
"From the Hardcover edition.
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.