This is a collection of stories about love from the New York Times best selling author of Every Day and Two Boys Kissing They met on a plane at Starbucks in class It was a set up it was completely random they were dancing It was love at first sight it took time it was a disaster Love is a complicated, addictive, volatile, scary, wonderful thing Many of the stories in this collection started out as gifts for the author s friends From the happy ever after to the unrequited, they explore the many aspects of the emotion that has at some time turned us all inside out and upside down David Levithan is no stranger to exploring love in all its complexity and variety as showcased in Boy Meets Boy, Every Day, Another Day, and Two Boys Kissing Every Day is a wonder a wholly original premise racing along with a generous heart towards a perfect ending The best YA makes a place for its readers, and there are few writers as warmly generous as David Levithan Patrick Ness, award winning author of the Chaos Walking trilogy and A Monster Calls David is the New York Times best selling author of Boy Meets Boy and Marly s Ghost While among his many collaborations are Will Grayson, Will Grayson with Fault in Our Stars author John Green, and Nick and Norah s Infinite Playlist with Rachel Cohn, which became a major film David s latest collaboration with Rachel, The Twelve Days of Dash and Lily, was picked by Zoella for her Book Club with WHSmiths Tiny Cooper from Will Grayson, Will Grayson, now has his own novel Hold Me Closer The Tiny Cooper Story David is also a highly respected children s book editor, whose list includes many luminaries of children s literature, including Garth Nix, Libba Bray and Suzanne Collins He lives and works in New Yor...
|Title||:||How They Met|
|Publisher||:||Egmont UK Limited 2 Januar 2014|
|Number of Pages||:||306 Seiten|
|File Size||:||662 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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How They Met Reviews
inspired me somehow while reading those unique but simple kept stories, it's not a book to search for a plot climax but it's kinda sweet to read and might inspire you to write your own little stories.
The stories about how people meet and fall in love are as diverse as the couples themselves. From blind dates to chance encounters, the stories of "how we met" always seem to intrigue us.HOW THEY MET, AND OTHER STORIES is the latest book by David Levithan (BOY MEETS BOY). It is a collection of eighteen short stories about love, longing, and even lust. This wonderful group of stories includes brief crushes, relationships with happily-ever-after endings, and tales of love gone wrong.Among the stories: being fixed up by a six-year-old; two strangers meeting on a plane; coming out to your prom date; even the author's own story of how he credits his existence to a piano, a jeep, a college, and the Army.What makes this collection unique is that every story isn't about love being realized. In some cases, the potential only exists and even passes without materializing.No matter what your experience with love so far, you are sure to find hope, and maybe a hint of your own love story, within the pages of this book.Reviewed by: JodiG.
Das Buch von David Levithan ist eine Kurzgeschichtensammlung, deren einzelne Geschichten größtenteils bereits in anderen Sammelbänden erschienen sind.Levithan zeichnet sich vor allem dadurch aus, dass er es versteht, in einzelne Sätze so viel Poesie zu legen, so dass man nie das Gefühl hat, dass es platt wirkt. Dabei rangieren die Gesichten von ersten Begegnungen mit dem/der Richtigen über vergangene Beziehungen und deren (teilweise nicht abgeschlossene) Aufarbeitung oder einfach nur die Darstellung von Leben. Das mag sich vielleicht nach "alles und nichts" anhören, aber Levithan, der schon mit "Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist" (zusammen mit Rachel Cohn) ein brillantes Buch vorgelegt hat, zeigt das Leben von Teenagern in so vielen (romantisch/tragischen) Facetten, dass man jedem Charakter seine Wünsche und Probleme glaubt.Meiner Meinung nach sind die Geschichten "Starbucks Boy", "The Number of People Who Meet on Airplanes" und "What a Song Can Do" wunderschön geschrieben und man beendet die Geschichten mit einem Lächeln auf dem Gesicht - entweder weil man etwas Ähnliches bereits erlebt hat oder aufgrund von Levithans schriftstellerischen Gabe es sich perfekt vorstellen kann und auch erleben möchte.Das Buch ist sehr zu empfehlen.
Collections of short stories are always nice to have on your bedside table. You can read one a night and feel like you read a whole story. Usually collections have a theme or they have a common author. This collection has both. David Levithan has been writing Valentine's Day stories since he was in high school. This is a collection of some of those stories. They all have a connecting theme of love or relationship.It's always awkward to review a collection of short stories. Do I review each individual story? Do I just review the overall book? Do I review some highlights? I think what I'll do is give you my overall feel of the book and then throw some random things at you that you might find intriguing.One thing I loved about these short stories was that initially you didn't necessarily know the gender of the main character in each story. If you don't know the gender then you definitely don't know their sexual orientation. It shows how universal love is. Gender and sexual orientations don't matter. Everyone experiences love. I also liked the variety of the relationships shown. Reading about high school relationships as a 24-year old brings back nostalgia for such naivety.Here comes the random. Miss Lucy had a Steamboat. Prom. Chance, luck, and coincidences on an airplane. Middle school crushes. A purely physical relationship. Family expectations and acceptance. When someone you love is far away. Alternate prom. Physics. The power of music. Unrequited love. Long lasting, routine love. Accidents create life.I highly recommend this book. Devid Levithan is such a great author. If you haven't read Every Day go read that now! And read this collection of short stories as well! I give this collection a 4/5.
This is the perfect book to read when you only have a few minutes at a time to read. Short stories that transport you to an airplane, to sitting in the room of your ex, talking to his mother. The couples are M/M and M/F. A hodgepodge of chance encounters and remembered romances. Only a few stories jumped out at me, but that's okay. A little something for everyone. 3.4
I bought this book after reading Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist. That book was really good, so I wanted to get more from the authors, David Levithan wrote the "Nick" part of the story. This book kept coming up in my Amazon recommendations, so I finally ordered it. It was so good. I finished it in less than a week. I read the first story and wasn't too impressed, I figured I'd send it to a friend when I was done with the whole thing. But as I read on, the stories got better and better. They were so real and heartwarming and heartbreaking. I keep it on my headboard with other books I read at least once a year. It's supposed to be for Young Adults, but me and my mother both read it and loved it.
I love this author but this book was kinda boring...
A very hot and cold way of looking at love and relationships. Shows how love comes in all shapes and sizes, or how it doesn't quite come at all. Teaches you to never think to much, or in some cases to think a lot. A very good book for the close minded people, and an even better book for open minded people. Some stories seemed to repeat others almost to a T, but there was plenty of original and unique stories also.