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Summer Reading 2019: Two Boys Kissing

Here's why Cathleen suggests Two Boys Kissing...

I have heard really good things about this book. I think I'm always interested in queer representation and a more inclusive (and accurate) world view--and especially curious about that representation aimed at a younger reading audience than I am used to reading. 

About the book

Two Boys Kissing
By David Levithan

New York Times bestselling author David Levithan tells the based-on-true-events story of Harry and Craig, two 17-year-olds who are about to take part in a 32-hour marathon of kissing to set a new Guinness World Record—all of which is narrated by a Greek Chorus of the generation of gay men lost to AIDS. While the two increasingly dehydrated and sleep-deprived boys are locking lips, they become a focal point in the lives of other teen boys dealing with languishing long-term relationships, coming out, navigating gender identity, and falling deeper into the digital rabbit hole of gay hookup sites—all while the kissing former couple tries to figure out their own feelings for each other. - Goodreads

 

About the reader

  Cathleen Sheehan, English

Cathleen previously recommended:

  • Scythe by Neal Shusterman
  • The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick
  • Fever Pitch by Nick Hornby
  • Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
  • Among the Thugs by Bill Buford