How They Met, and Other Stories by David Levithan

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Just in time for Valentine’s Day comes a confection from David Levithan that is sure to have fans of Boy Meets Boy eager to devour it. Here are 18 stories, all about love, all kinds of love. From the aching for the one you pine for, to standing up and speaking up for the one you love, to pure joy and happiness, these love stories run the gamut of that emotion that at some point has turned every one of us inside out and upside down.

What is love? With this original story collection, David Levithan proves that love is a many splendored thing, a varied, complicated, addictive, wonderful thing.

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About David Levithan

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DAVID LEVITHAN is the author of many acclaimed novels, some of them solo works, some of them collaborations. His solo novels include Boy Meets Boy; The Realm of Possibility; Are We There Yet?; How They Met, and Other Stories; Wide Awake; Love Is the Higher Law; and The Lover’s Dictionary. His collaborations include Will Grayson, Will Grayson (written with John Green), Marly’s Ghost (illustrated by Brian Selznick), and Every You, Every Me (with photographs by Jonathan Farmer), as well as three novels written with Rachel Cohn: Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist, Naomi and Ely’s No Kiss List, and Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares. He lives in Hoboken, New Jersey, and spends his days in New York City, editing and publishing other people’s books. You can learn more about him at
Published January 8, 2008 by Knopf Books for Young Readers. 258 pages
Genres: Romance, Young Adult, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Levithan, a YA author and children’s-book editor, created 12 of the 14 stories collected here as Valentine’s Day presents to family and friends.

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The stories in HOW WE MET are a testament to his faith that we are all created by love, sustained by love, and saved by love.

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In one installment, Levithan recounts the sweet stories of how his grandparents met, while in another, two gay boys involved in a mostly physical relationship decide to crash their prom, mostly to find new places to have sex.

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