How They Met and Other Stories

Author(s): David Levithan

Young Adult Fiction

Eighteen stories, all about love, and about 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 varied, complicated, addictive, wonderful thing.


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* Wide review coverage in broadsheet and tabloid newspapers such as the Age, Sydney Morning Herald, Dominion Post and Courier-Mail * Media coverage in magazines such as Yen, the Big Issue, Girlfriend and Dolly * Reviews in specialist magazines such as Viewpoint, Magpies and Reading Time * Review coverage in specialist gay magazines, radio and online * Advanced Reading Copies available to the trade * Valentine's Day promotions and giveaways with targeted subscriber groups, including book lovers such as Good Reading and Good Reads * Advertisements in YA/education publications such as Reading Time and Viewpoint * Advertisements in bookseller's YA newsletters and catalogues * Feature title in Text newsletters and website * One standout story from the collection circulated via social media and featured on Text and bookseller websites * Teaching Notes tailored to the Australian Curriculum available for download at * Promotions through Text's education newsletter

'Teens and older young adults will find themselves here and likely learn a little about that many-splendoured emotion.' Kirkus Reviews on How They Met and Other Stories 'A complete romp...the novel is so tightly woven that it begins to feel miraculous...Will Grayson, Will Grayson is so funny, rude and original that by the time flowers hit the stage after Hold Me Closer, even the musical-averse will cheer.' New York Times on Will Grayson, Will Grayson 'David Levithan's latest release is timely and important but, most of all, it is astonishingly sophisticated...Levithan has outdone himself.' Courier Mail on Two Boys Kissing '[A] literary gem.' Girlfriend Magazine on Every Day 'Levithan's self-conscious, analytical style marries perfectly with the plot. His musings on love, longing and human nature knit seamlessly with A's journey. Readers will devour his trademark poetic wordplay and cadences that feel as fresh as they were when he wrote Boy Meets Boy (2003). An awe-inspiring, thought-provoking reminder that love reaches beyond physical appearances or gender.' Kirkus Reviews on Every Day

David Levithan is an award-winning and New York Times bestselling author of young adult books, including Boy Meets Boy, Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist (with Rachel Cohn) and Will Grayson, Will Grayson (with John Green). He lives in New Jersey and spends his days in New York, editing and publishing other people's books.

General Fields

  • : 9781922147769
  • : Text Publishing Co
  • : The Text Publishing Company
  • : 0.212
  • : September 2013
  • : 198mm X 128mm
  • : Australia
  • : February 2014
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 256
  • : Feb-14
  • : Paperback
  • : David Levithan