The schtick of the chorus works better at the end than the beginning and while I appreciate wheat Levithan is doing, and I think he does it well, it is still a lot and it makes the book sadder and more fraught than his other works.
The book manages to evoke crushing despair while still being a beautiful love story… because it is… it is a beautiful love story, not just between the two boys, but a love story about life and how we need to suck the joy from our lives with every damn breath we are privileged to get to take.
This book has stuff for everyone… it is not just a “gay” book even though, yes, it is hella gay. I would highly recommend it for the story, the writing, and the universal truths. And again… That ending… /chef’s kiss.
It’s still #Pride month and I am still reading queer literature to celebrate. Back to the comforting well of speculative fiction… and unlike my last foray into that land, this time I was very glad for the journey.
Take out the very superficial puzzlement about identity that one character *almost* has, and this is a very tired, very cliche, very poorly written book about two people falling for one another in the most boring ways possible.
I should have loved this book. Lesbian dealing with alien invasion and mind control issues coupled with thoughts about aging, letting, go, accepting change, and can you be human without struggle? Sign me up!
Being straight should not be the default assumption. It just… shouldn’t. BUT it is nice to be able to find wlw books when that is what you are hankering for. But aslo, this novel is far more complex and interesting than the label “lesbian novel” would imply. It is a novel that tells a coming of age story about a lesbain.
Love is in the air…. And so is sunshine! Seriously, lately it has been so lovely and warm here! Everyday when Ella and I take our walk to the mailbox we just have to put on our sunglasses and revel in how cool we look. Ahem Today I made cookies for my fiance and played with my baby. AllContinue reading “Valentines Day 2013”
also posted on the GCV blogHad to share… We talked last week about corporations that are advocating for LGBT equality.. and mentioned General Mills. You know, the company that makes Cheerios. (yum) Well… this man, apparently, decided to protest General Mills and their stance on equality… by burning a box of Cheerios. Which, sure, isContinue reading “Burn Baby Burn!”
Whew, now that the 500th post is behind me, I can get back to writing! I want to tell you all about NOH8. This photographic project started in late 2008 after Prop 8 passed (which as you probably know took away the right to marry from same-sex couples). First with friends, then with celebrities, andContinue reading “NOH8!!”