A resentful member of a high school Quiz Bowl team with an unrequited crush.
A Valentine’s Day in the life of Every Day‘s protagonist 'A’.
A return to the characters of Two Boys Kissing.
19 Love Songs, from New York Times bestselling author David Levithan, delivers all of these stories and more. Born from Levithan’s tradition of writing a story for his friends each Valentine’s Day, this collection brings all of them to his readers for the first time. With fiction, nonfiction, and a story in verse, there’s something for every reader here.
Witty, romantic, and honest, teens (and adults) will come to this collection not only on Valentine’s Day, but all year round.
‘Levithan is fearless in his writing and absolutely assumes that the teenagers he writes for can comprehend, enjoy and relate to complicated, full and enveloping emotions, and this unflinching faith in his readership has once again led him to write another contemporary classic.‘
‘This is everything I devour in a novel: heart, humour and dialogue I’d kill to have written.’
‘I didn’t just read this book—I inhaled it.’
‘Levithan’s voice resounds strongly throughout, communicating a passion for kindness, individuality, and storytelling, and frequently encapsulating the mood and profundity of single moments…[this is an] optimistic reminder of the transforming power of love’
‘A collection of stories and poems that will make you feel lighthearted and tender.‘
‘A wonderful collection of words that provides insight into the experience of LGBTQ+ young people in a way that we can all identify with and enjoy reading.‘
‘Levithan’s warm and conversational voice is likely to disarm even the most hard-hearted, drawing them into the loving worlds of his carefully observed characters.’