Monday, October 17, 2005

And then this weekend I read Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan. It's a cute little YA gay romance, although the whimsy can be a bit much at times. It's set in a town where the high school quarterback is a 6'4" drag queen named Infinite Darlene, the janitors make millions trading stocks (they just have a compulsion to clean schools), and they had a gay straight alliance in elementary school. The main character, Paul, doesn't agonize about his sexuality, which is refreshing, and his romance with Noah is sweet. I don't mean to make it sound like it's all sweetness and light, though. Paul's friend Tony's parents are religious and don't approve of him and his friend Joni starts dating a guy he dislikes and their friendship is in jeopardy over it. Overall though, the tone is lighthearted and fun and I enjoyed it.

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