Standalone Sunday: Boy Meets Boy

Standalone Sunday is a feature created here where each Sunday you feature a standalone book (not part of a series) that you loved or would recommend!

In honour of Pride Month, I’m going to feature a different book with an LGBTQIAP+ character for each Standalone Sunday the rest of the month. This week I’m highlighting Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan!

Paraphrased from Goodreads:

This is the story of Paul, a sophomore at a high school like no other: The cheerleaders ride Harleys, the homecoming queen used to be a guy named Daryl (she now prefers Infinite Darlene and is also the star quarterback), and the gay-straight alliance was formed to help the straight kids learn how to dance. When Paul meets Noah, he thinks he’s found the one his heart is made for. Until he blows it. The school bookie says the odds are 12-to-1 against him getting Noah back, but Paul’s not giving up without playing his love really loud. His best friend Joni might be drifting away, his other best friend Tony might be dealing with ultra-religious parents, and his ex-boyfriend Kyle might not be going away anytime soon, but sometimes everything needs to fall apart before it can really fit together right.

3.5/5 stars

This book is so sweet! I don’t love it as much as Levithan’s other work, but I still really enjoyed it. I really liked how it was a typical YA romance but with LGBTQ+ characters. It really normalizes it and doesn’t make it a big deal, which was good (in my opinion). If you’re looking for a cute, easy, LGBTQIAP+ book, I highly recommend this one!

Thanks for reading! xx

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