David Levithan




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David Levithan

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David Levithan (born 1972) is an American children's book editor and award-winning author. He published his first YA book, Boy Meets Boy, in 2003. Levithan is also the founding editor of PUSH, a Young Adult imprint of Scholastic Press.


Average rating: 3.84 · 689,837 ratings · 65,028 reviews · 72 distinct works · Similar authors
Every Day (Every Day, #1)

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 114,537 ratings — published 2012 — 62 editions
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Boy Meets Boy

3.85 avg rating — 44,056 ratings — published 2003 — 37 editions
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The Lover's Dictionary

3.89 avg rating — 35,508 ratings — published 2011 — 31 editions
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Two Boys Kissing

4.10 avg rating — 21,138 ratings — published 2013 — 26 editions
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The Realm of Possibility

3.94 avg rating — 12,753 ratings — published 2004 — 10 editions
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How They Met, and Other Sto...

3.76 avg rating — 9,070 ratings — published 2008 — 15 editions
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Another Day (Every Day, #2)

3.68 avg rating — 7,333 ratings — published 2015 — 31 editions
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Love Is the Higher Law

3.77 avg rating — 6,134 ratings — published 2009 — 8 editions
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Every You, Every Me

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3.44 avg rating — 6,445 ratings — published 2011 — 10 editions
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Six Earlier Days (Every Day...

3.62 avg rating — 5,089 ratings — published 2012 — 6 editions
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March 2015, David Levithan
"The author on the books he wishes he'd read as a teen, great books starring gay girls and why the scene-stealing BFF from Will Grayson, Will Grayson, David's collab with John Green, is getting his own book—Hold Me Closer: The Tiny Cooper Story." ...More

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David Levithan made a comment in the group Q&A with David LevithanAuthor Collaborations topic
" Hi Regina,

First of all, thank you for your kind words. I really appreciate them.

As for collaboration vs. solo work -- happily, I don't have to choose.
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" I'm afraid that London's as far as I'm getting for Lover's Dictionary -- at least so far. Who knows what will happen in the future? I promise, if I'm ...more "
David Levithan made a comment in the group Q&A with David LevithanIndependent Bookstores topic
" Thank you for handselling the books! I've had great experiences at all kinds of bookstores -- really, whenever readers show up, I am grateful. But the ...more "
" I'm lowercase. And how could it not be "Holland, 1945". Although, in fairness, it's John who put NMH in the book, not me.

Glad the book made it to Lon
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" I think I'm going to do with "elegy"... but it changes all the time.

/:) David
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More of David's books…
“I am constantly torn between killing myself and killing everyone around me.”
David Levithan, Will Grayson, Will Grayson

“It was a mistake," you said. But the cruel thing was, it felt like the mistake was mine, for trusting you.”
David Levithan, The Lover's Dictionary

“If there's one thing I've learned, it's this: We all want everything to be okay. We don't even wish so much for fantastic or marvelous or outstanding. We will happily settle for okay, because most of the time, okay is enough.”
David Levithan, Every Day

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Which book should the YA LGBT Group read for our February 2013 Book of the Month?

 
  30 votes 43.5%

Scars Scars by Cheryl Rainfield by Cheryl Rainfield - edgy 16+
 
  14 votes 20.3%

 
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  4 votes 5.8%

Out Out by Laura Preble by Laura Preble - role reversal
 
  2 votes 2.9%

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41552 Q&A with David Levithan — 165 members — last activity Feb 15, 2014 07:37PM
Join bestselling author David Levithan for a discussion of fiction, form, and much more. David is the author of many hugely popular books, including W ...more



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