Two Boys Kissing
Seventeen-year-olds Craig and Harry are trying to set a new Guinness World Record for kissing. Around them, Ryan and Avery are falling in love, Neil and Peter are falling out of love, and Cooper might be somewhere, but he is also, dangerously, nowhere. Narrated, Greek-chorus style, by the generation of gay men lost to AIDS, this novel is a thematic companion to David Levithan's groundbreaking Boy Meets Boy, which celebrates its tenth anniversary in 2013. Two Boys Kissing is trademark Levithan: warm, sharp and real. It is also something new and completely extraordinary.
* Wide review coverage in broadsheet and tabloid newspapers such as the Age, Sydney Morning Herald, Dominion Post and Courier-Mail * Media coverage in magazines such as Yen, the Big Issue, Girlfriend and Dolly * Reviews in specialist magazines such as Viewpoint, Magpies and Reading Time * Profiles anticipated in publications such as Magpies and Junior Bookseller & Publisher * Review coverage in specialist gay magazines, radio and online * Reading copies available to trade * Online advertising campaign, particularly on YA blogs and review sites * Video message from the author available for hosting on bookseller sites * Teaching Notes tailored to the Australian Curriculum for English available for download at textpublishing.com.au/resources * Feature title in Text's education newsletter
Long-listed for Inky Awards: Silver Inky 2014.
'Levithan's self-conscious, analytical style marries perfectly with the plot. His musings on love, longing and human nature knit seamlessly with A's journey. Readers will devour his trademark poetic wordplay and cadences that feel as fresh as they were when he wrote Boy Meets Boy (2003). An awe-inspiring, thought-provoking reminder that love reaches beyond physical appearances or gender.' -- Kirkus Reviews on Every Day 'An irresistible premise...Those familiar with Levithan's earlier work will not be a bit surprised to learn that his latest is beautifully written...a study in style, an exercise in imagination, and an opportunity for readers themselves to occupy another life, that of A himself.' -- Booklist on Every Day '[A] literary gem.' -- Girlfriend Magazine on Every Day 'A complete romp...the novel is so tightly woven that it begins to feel miraculous...Will Grayson, Will Grayson is so funny, rude and original that by the time flowers hit the stage after Hold Me Closer, even the musical-averse will cheer.' -- New York Times on Will Grayson Will Grayson 'Author David Levithan's extraordinary imagination has been let off the leash in this exceptionally clever and poignant tale.' -- Sunday Tasmanian on Every Day
David Levithan is an award-winning and New York Times bestselling author of young adult books, including Boy Meets Boy, Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist (with Rachel Cohn) and Will Grayson, Will Grayson (with John Green). He lives in New Jersey and spends his days in New York, editing and publishing other people's books.