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( Read Ebook ) ì Boy Meets Boy × This is the story of Paul, a sopho at a high school like no other The cheerleaders ride Harleys, the homecoming queen used to be a guy named Daryl she now prefers Infinite Darlene and is also the star quarterback , and the gay straight alliance was formed to help the straight kids learn how to danceWhen Paul meets Noah, he thinks he s found the one his heart is made for Until he blows it The school bookie says the odds aretoagainst him getting Noah back, but Paul s not giving up without playing his love really loud His best friend Joni might be drifting away, his other best friend Tony might be dealing with ultra religious parents, and his ex boyfriend Kyle might not be going away anytime soon, but sometimes everything needs to fall apart before it can really fit together rightThis is a happy meaningful romantic comedy about finding love, losing love, and doing what it takes to get love back in a crazy wonderful world At the beginning I couldn t see the town in the book being real I liked the town, it seemed awesome, just not realistic I was very much like Tony in that sense The first time I met you, I honestly couldn t believe that someone like you could exist, or even a town like yours could entirely exist But as I got to the middle, a little after I read that quote, I realized two things First, Paul is the exception not the rule He s grown up in this amazing home with a really supportive family and At the beginning I couldn t see the town in the book being real I liked the town, it seemed awesome, just not realistic I was very much like Tony in that sense The first time I met you, I honestly couldn t believe that someone like you could exist, or even a town like yours could entirely exist But as I got to the middle, a little after I read that quote, I realized two things First, Paul is the exception not the rule He s grown up in this amazing home with a really supportive family and great friends , and it s because of all of that that he is who he is Paul is the character we wish we could be, the fortunate one whose life has been easy and to whom the world just seems to open up for Whereas, Tony is the character most like us The one who has to deal with problems that seem way to complex for anyone to have to deal with because he doesn t have a choice The second thing I realized is that the town described in the book is not the whole town it s Paul s town The people of the town that are mentioned are those who Paul associates with They make up his town, his world even Sure, there might be people at his school who are homophobic and others who are just plain mean, but they don t matter to Paul because their not his world Like in the last chapter when all of his friends delay the Dowager dance in favor of hanging out together in the clearing In this space, in this moment, we are who we want to be And really, if you had friends like that why would anyone else matter to you, why would you bother with anyone else hm i don t really know what to make of this one see, here s the deal i know this is a hugely popular gay teen fiction book it has been around for a while and everyone loves it LGM , but in light of recent current events, it just makes me nervous.this book takes place in a gay utopia, really a world where there would be no need for the it gets better project and on the one hand, i m sure gay teens would love reading it because it is like an escapist fantasy where everyone is tolerant hm i don t really know what to make of this one see, here s the deal i know this is a hugely popular gay teen fiction book it has been around for a while and everyone loves it LGM , but in light of recent current events, it just makes me nervous.this book takes place in a gay utopia, really a world where there would be no need for the it gets better project and on the one hand, i m sure gay teens would love reading it because it is like an escapist fantasy where everyone is tolerant and heterosexuals actually seem to be the minority and the homecoming queen is the same entity as the quarterback football players in drag, whatcould an acceptance seeking gay teen want but on the other hand, doesn t this kind of hyperbolic fantasy make teens feel worse because it is totally not like this anywhere i have ever heard of where the boy scouts have been banned from town for not being gaycepting and changed to the joy scouts where the vegetarians win and get the local mcdonalds changed to a veggie d where everyone s parents are cool with their gay kids coming out when they are 8 but not one town over, mind you, just in this weird rainbow gated community doesn t a kid read that, and then go to their real high school and get called a fag, and doesn t it make them feel worse i have no idea.apart from my squeamishness about how this book operates psychologically in a real world context that has lately beendramatic than usual, the book itself is okay it s a fine little story about first real love and loyalty and all the regular ups and downs of high school not particularly illuminating, but it is only 185 pages, so what can you do however, all social climate stuff aside, this got me peeving joni s brought us here because sometimes you just have to dance like a madman in the self help section of your local bookstore this is untrue no dancing, please it is a place of business take that shit outside, capice UPDATE Oh my gosh I just reread the description This was supposed to be a romantic comedy A ROMANTIC COMEDY Since when Where was the funny THE REVIEW Oh my gawd I hated it Every Minute Because sometimes you just have to dance like a madman in the Self Help section of your local bookstore Ahh yes That feeling I know it well.Anyway, this book was so incredibly awful that I listened to the entire audiobook in a single day AKA it was literally SO bad that I could not put it dow UPDATE Oh my gosh I just reread the description This was supposed to be a romantic comedy A ROMANTIC COMEDY Since when Where was the funny THE REVIEW Oh my gawd I hated it Every Minute Because sometimes you just have to dance like a madman in the Self Help section of your local bookstore Ahh yes That feeling I know it well.Anyway, this book was so incredibly awful that I listened to the entire audiobook in a single day AKA it was literally SO bad that I could not put it down, SOLELY because I could not believe how terrible it was.It wasquite the experience.Why You may ask.What could be so bad about an out and proud main character surrounded by his quirky gay best friends Is it gasp BECAUSE the main character is gay Miranda, could your hatred of the book be homophobic in originNo In all honesty, the only thing that could make the book worse is if the characters were straight.Is it because Miranda is a grouchy old woman who can no longer relate to the youthPossibly Is it because the book was terrible in every way, shape and formExactly That s exactly itWhy This Book Is Terrible In Every Way, Shape, and Form The Ways aka, why bother even trying to make a realistic story.Okay So when I read the description all about how Paul meets Nick and their wacky adventures through high school I really loved the idea of approaching high school with absolutely no prejudice towards sexuality, race or gender And I still love that idea but my gosh Did the execution of this book flub that.I think, if it were to work, that would have to ALL that the author changes When you create a fantasy world I know, I knowbut in this day and age, acceptance of everyone in high school really would be a fantasy world , you change a few things here and there but you don t change EVERYTHING.Humans still behave according to certain patterns, magic has strict rules, world building fits the guidelines.So when the cheerleaders rip in with Harleys or the school dance is utterly and nauseatingly exquisite, when the main character can kiss multiple guys and yet make it out as a grand, meaningful gesture AND NOT because he was cheating it s just too much.It just got tiresome I wanted to see a utopia and see how the characters work within that not a world where it isn t even remotely close to reality The Shape aka people aren t like that folksThe shape and way the characters are portrayed really bugged me We have an incredibly diverse castand yet they are all playing to their tropes with the only difference being that there s no backlash Let me try that again the school has a drag queen, a religiously oppressed gay character, a gay character who isn t oppressed and can live his fabulous self, and so on.And each and every one of them acts exactly as you d expect them They didn t have depth They didn t have anything to them other than their tropes I wanted to see development and growth, but they stay the same with minor tweaks throughout the book.The Form aka the linguistic horrorsAck How can I possibly explain the true extent of the linguistic horrors inflicted upon my ears We pencil sketch our previous life so we can contrast it to the technicolor of the momentThis entire book was one badly written prose piece The author ate a thesaurous and spat out a paragraph Part of love is letting a person be who they want to be It s like he checked out every teenage romance and chucked it into a blender I don t believe in doing hugs halfway I can t stand people who try to hug without touching A hug should be a full embrace as I wrap my arms around Tony, I am not just holding him, but also trying to lift off his troubles for a moment so that the only thing he can feel is my presence, my support It s just like, come on kid There s being sweet and there s being annoying I wonder if it s possible to have happiness without it being at someone else s expense Overall I wouldn t recommend wasting time on this one It was so incredibly frustrating that the author went with this angle for the book and the text itself was such a letdown.Plus, was anyone else bugged that Paul cheated It s likeyeah Levithan creates a world without judgement but seriously Dude How hard is it to NOT kiss someone who is not in a relationship with you Dance around it with all the pretty words you wantbut if those lips aren t in the relationship, it s cheating If you are looking for really good LGBTQ lit, I d definitely recommend Parrotfish, Nevernight, Call Down the Hawk, Girl Mans Up and Out of the Pocket This is by no means an exhaustive list let me know of your favorites I d love to check them out Review to come YouTube Blog Instagram Twitter Snapchat miranda.reads Or Ten Reasons Why You Should Read Boy Meets BoyI want to live in the world David Levithan has created It s fun, it s fabulous, it s the literary equivalent of unicorn fart Sure, I know there probably doesn t exist a place where all the teenagers gather together to dance away Sunday nights in the local bookstore Where the school s star quarterback is a crossdresser with the improbable name of Infinite Darlene Where the Boy Scouts quit and reform as the Joy Scouts because the Boy Scouts would Or Ten Reasons Why You Should Read Boy Meets BoyI want to live in the world David Levithan has created It s fun, it s fabulous, it s the literary equivalent of unicorn fart Sure, I know there probably doesn t exist a place where all the teenagers gather together to dance away Sunday nights in the local bookstore Where the school s star quarterback is a crossdresser with the improbable name of Infinite Darlene Where the Boy Scouts quit and reform as the Joy Scouts because the Boy Scouts wouldn t accept gay members But it s nice to suspend your disbelief and just enjoy this magical, happy place with it s accepting, encouraging populace where being gay is nounusual than being straight and the love of your life would just walk up to you in the Self Improvement section Hello, Narnia I don t think I stopped smiling AT ALL through the first hundred odd pages of this book I asked for a happy gay romance, and boy, did this story deliver Paul is a great protagonist he is comfortable in his own skin, he is popular and well adjusted, he has an adorable family I just could not get enough of, and the story of his and Noah s budding romance is all sparkles and rainbows without being cheesy in the least I LOVED the fact that Noah brought him flowers on their first date, and I loved that we got to see them hang out with his quirky family This book was like an episode of Glee you know real life s not this easy, but that s kind of the point Despite the sunshine y tone of the book, it manages to address several issues with a fairly large cast of characters who all steal your heart There s Tony, struggling struggling with his sexuality in the midst of his rabidly religious family And Kyle, Paul s ex, who is confused about whether he likes girls or boys, unable to understand that liking both is a possibility And then there s Joni, who s been friends with Paul since forever, but now she s changing, because she s in love with the one boy who can t accept Paul for what he is And Noah, so happy in the beginning, but filled with doubts on the inside, burned before and wary of being burned again This is a story about a bunch of teenagers trying to find their place in the world, and the general tone of levity doesn t distract from the importance of the message So there I was, coasting along on this pink cloud, when I got a rude shock view spoiler Okay, I HATE stories that involve infidelity of any sort One of the reasons why I hate love triangles so much is because they pretty much green light cheating, even if it is only emotional, and that really, really puts me off Paul has a great relationship with Noah why would he ruin that for someone who made him feel bad and dumped his ass This twist almost ruined the entire book for me hide spoiler David Levithan must be some kind of genius After a twist that left me fuming mad, I thought the rest of the book was going to be ruined But somehow, he managed to explain it just right, in a way that was realistic and compassionate, yet without make lame justifications for Paul s behaviour Somehow, somehow, he managed to not only bring me back to the point of liking the book, he had me smiling again I am a complete girl when it comes to romance Nothing melts my heart like hearts and flowers and grand gestures And this book had some of the most satisfyingly cheesy romantic gestures ever written Again, I say, I want to live in David Levithan s world I loved the way the relationship between the two main characters was rebuilt, in a manner that was sweet and warm, and peculiarly their own, giving the reader a nice case of the warm fuzzies.If you are not a big fan of sweetness and light, I would suggest you stay away from this book As you can probably tell from the cutesy cover, it is pure fluff the kind of book you d take with you to the beach It is very well written fluff, however, and if straightforward romance floats your boat, I could not recommend this bookhighly Now, since I am running out of words, Reasons 9 and 10 shall speak for themselves My recommendation Date a Unicorn Read this book Up your fuzzy quotient today Oh, and thank you to Hannah Moskowitz for recommending a book that exactly met my requirements Image Attribution Matthew Inman for Mingle2.com