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: 3.88 · 421,551 ratings · 40,738 reviews · 38 distinct works · Similar authors
Every Day (Every Day #1)
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 65,216 ratings — published 2012 — 40 editions
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Boy Meets Boy
3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 29,330 ratings — published 2003 — 31 editions
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The Lover's Dictionary
3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 25,680 ratings — published 2010 — 27 editions
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The Realm of Possibility
3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 9,525 ratings — published 2004 — 10 editions
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Two Boys Kissing
4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 9,173 ratings — published 2013 — 17 editions
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Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List
3.48 of 5 stars 3.48 avg rating — 7,706 ratings — published 2007 — 18 editions
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How They Met, and Other Sto...
3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 6,190 ratings — published 2008 — 15 editions
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Love Is the Higher Law
3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 4,534 ratings — published 2009 — 2 editions
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Every You, Every Me
3.44 of 5 stars 3.44 avg rating — 4,410 ratings — published 2011 — 9 editions
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Six Earlier Days (Every Day...
3.59 of 5 stars 3.59 avg rating — 2,645 ratings — published 2012 — 6 editions
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Every Day (2 books)
3.9843660207765415 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 67,865 ratings

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3.508771929824561 of 5 stars 3.51 avg rating — 57 ratings

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

/:) David
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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41552 Q&A with David Levithan — 155 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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