19 Love Songs (Hardcover)
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In this collection of stories and essays, David Levithan manages to capture both the joys and pains of young love in its many forms. Levithan’s language brings every emotion into sharp focus, while the stories themselves range from hopeful to hilarious. Recommended for anyone who enjoys feeling feelings.— Kay
The New York Times bestselling author of Every Day, Someday, and Two Boys Kissing is back with a short story collection about love--perfect for Valentine's Day or year-round reading!
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.
About the Author
When not writing during spare hours on weekends, David Levithan is editorial director at Scholastic and the founding editor of the PUSH imprint, which is devoted to finding new voices and new authors in teen literature. His acclaimed novels Boy Meets Boy and The Realm of Possibility started as stories he wrote for his friends for Valentine's Day (something he's done for the past 22 years and counting) that turned themselves into teen novels. He's often asked if the book is a work of fantasy or a work of reality, and the answer is right down the middle—it's about where we're going, and where we should be.
“ [An] optimistic reminder of the transforming power of love.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review
“Deeply satisfying and emotionally resonant.” —Booklist, starred review
“Like a good mixtape, this book builds, flows, and transports readers.” —School Library Journal, starred review
“While individual pieces are compelling, the book’s real power lies in its collective impact and unified understanding of love as a journey to self-awareness.” —Bulletin, starred review