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Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan
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Oct 16, 11

Read in October, 2011

Paul is openly gay at his high school, but it's not a big deal. The quarterback at his school is also the homecoming queen and goes by the name of Infinite Darlene. That's also not a big deal in this town.
Paul falls for a cute boy named Noah, but Noah's recovering from a broken heart and Paul's ex-boyfriend Kyle wants Paul back. The local bookie is taking bets on whether Paul will end up with Kyle, Noah or alone at the end of the week... and after Paul kisses Kyle and hugs Tony, things don't look good for him and Noah.

The biggest conflicts come from those who are less sure of themselves than Paul, Noah or Infinite Darlene; people like Tony's conservative parents, who can't accept that Tony's gay. Or Kyle, who's still sorting out his sexual identity. Or Ted, who can't accept that Paul's friend Joni has moved on. Or Joni, who's so into her new boyfriend Chuck that she's losing her friendship with Tony and Paul. Got all that?

What a joy this book was to read! Being gay is not the issue here -- it's knowing who you are, loving who you want and rejoicing in being able to be yourself. The characters surprised me and kept me smiling.
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