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Stuff for the Teen Age, Biblio File
Battery Park Teens Recommend: Boy Meets Boy, by David Levithan
Boy Meets Boy is a highly unusual book because it incorporates the romantic plotline used in most teen novels with a new and refreshing look at the genre itself.
Levithan replaces the usual boy-meets-girl scenario with charming insight into the lives of gay high school students in an accepting, almost utopian American small town.
He focuses on what his characters really are: teenagers struggling with questions about their identities and love interests.
The story is told by its quirky and lovable narrator, Paul, who's trying to overcome obstacles to win over Noah from the moment they meet.
Boy Meets Boy is driven by its quirky characters, making it a great summer read.
Reviewed by Nadya, Battery Park City Teen Advisory Group