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The Realm of Possibility by David Levithan
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Apr 29, 2008

it was amazing
bookshelves: ya-books, can-t-live-without-em
Recommended to Claudia by: Laura
Recommended for: My novels-in-verse fans
Read in January, 2007

OMG! Levithan is a genius. This book, a novel in verse, has 20 narrators, all students at the same high school. Each tells his or her own story, and they all are inter-related. Some are friends, some are enemies, some are romantic interests. As always, Levithan includes gay and lesbian characters with respect and affection. Each student has a distinctive voice and we grow to love all of them. To fully see the relationships, I created a chart to show whose story was whose, who they liked and didn't like, who they mentioned...this is such a layered work. I loved it.
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Judy Beemer It was in my box of books from the ALAN conference two years ago. When I read it, I wanted to turn right around and re-read it in order to piece together parts I missed the first time through. It would make a nice companion piece to Witness (by Karen Hesse), which takes the same verse/drama/monologue approach to a novel.

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