Title: Boy Meets Boy
Author: David Levithan
Published: September 9, 2003
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
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Rating: ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
Paul is a sophomore in high school, but it’s not a high school like one you’ll probably see anywhere. From the drag queen quarterback who is also the homecoming queen to the cheerleaders who ride on Harleys to the quiz bowling team that competes in competitions where they bowl while yelling out trivia answers, this school is far from typical. And when Paul meets Noah, he suddenly feels out of his element – he knows he likes Noah but just isn’t sure how to make a move, especially when he can’t seem to find him again at school.
Honestly, I thought this was a cute story, but it was also one with which I had difficulty to engage. The town and the school are so obviously fictional that it was hard to take the story seriously. I almost found myself tagging this with ‘fantasy’ for that very reason. But if you can look past that, there is a complicated story of young romance here that is worth a read.