How They Met and Other Stories Paperback
This is a collection of stories about love from the New York Times best-selling author of Every Day and Two Boys Kissing.
They met on a plane / at Starbucks / in class. It was a set-up / it was completely random / they were dancing.
It was love at first sight / it took time / it was a disaster!
Love is a complicated, addictive, volatile, scary, wonderful thing.
Many of the stories in this collection started out as gifts for the author's friends.
From the happy-ever-after to the unrequited, they explore the many aspects of the emotion that has at some time turned us all inside out and upside down.
David Levithan is no stranger to exploring love in all its complexity and variety as showcased in Boy Meets Boy, Every Day, Another Day, and Two Boys Kissing. "Every Day is a wonder: a wholly original premise racing along with a generous heart towards a perfect ending.
The best YA makes a place for its readers, and there are few writers as warmly generous as David Levithan." (Patrick Ness, award-winning author of the Chaos Walking trilogy and A Monster Calls).
David is the New York Times best-selling author of Boy Meets Boy and Marly's Ghost. While among his many collaborations are Will Grayson, Will Grayson with Fault in Our Stars author John Green, and Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist with Rachel Cohn, which became a major film.
David's latest collaboration with Rachel, The Twelve Days of Dash and Lily, was picked by Zoella for her Book Club with WHSmiths.
Tiny Cooper from Will Grayson, Will Grayson, now has his own novel: Hold Me Closer: The Tiny Cooper Story.
David is also a highly respected children's book editor, whose list includes many luminaries of children's literature, including Garth Nix, Libba Bray and Suzanne Collins.
He lives and works in New York.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 320 pages
- Publisher: Egmont UK Ltd
- Publication Date: 02/01/2014
- Category: Romance
- ISBN: 9781405271356
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Review by TPauSilver
How they met is a collection of short love stories. They feature a mixture of gay and lesbian protagonists and vary in quality, as all short stories do. Some are quite clumsily written but now I've read the origin on this book in some other reviews (written as a young writer for friends) that explains it. Some of the stories are a little abstract for my taste but some are charming. I also like how he didn't focus purely on romantic love but also on the love between family members and how he allowed his protagonists to be flawed.