Boy Meet Boy by David Levithan
Publisher: Harper Collins
Publication Date: August 1st 2013
Source: Publisher [Netgalley]
When I first started reading Boy Meets Boy, I was unsure whether I was going to enjoy it or not. The world that Levithan created in this book was strange and took me a while to get used to. But when I did, I just fell in love with this book. It's so sweet and adorable.
I found Paul to be an intriguing character. Paul has been openly gay since he was very young and his parents and the people around him all accept him for who he is. He's never had any trouble adjusting or with people accepting him, which was interesting to read about. Most of the time I really liked Paul. He was a sweet, genuine, helpful character and he was looking for the love of his life. There were times that Paul was extremely naive and did some things that hurt other people which made me kind of not like him for a bit, but it was really hard not to like Paul because of how much he wants to help other people.
I really liked some of the other characters in this book too. Noah was a sweetheart and I loved him the second he and Paul met. He was adorable and such a nice guy. I loved Tony as well. Tony lives in a different town and comes from an extremely religious family who don't accept that he's gay. But I loved seeing Tony's development throughout the book and his friendship with Paul was extremely important. Infinite Darlene was a brilliant character as well. I actually thought she was pretty hilarious. Claudia was actually one of my favourite characters in this book. She could be a bitch (is it wrong to call a child a bitch? because she totally was), but she was only looking out for Noah and I thought she was really sweet.
The world David Levithan created in this novel was interesting. Paul lives in a town where everyone is accepted for who they are (there's the occasional person who makes snide remarks) and I found it to be such a refreshing world. I loved the fact that the star quarterback was a cross-dresser and was also the prom queen; that there was a special group formed to teach people how to dance and I just loved how this was all set in high school. It was like a perfect world where everyone could be whoever and whatever they wanted and they didn't get judged and I loved it. It was such a nice change from people being constantly criticized for who they are.
The romance in this book was so cute and adorable. Noah and Paul made such a sweet couple and I loved them! Noah was such a sweetheart and showed up with flowers for Paul when he came over to his house (how cute is that?!) and I was smiling every time they were together because they were so adorable.
The ending was perfect and sweet and it even brought a tear to my eye. I loved seeing this world from Paul's POV and I just adored this book.
Overall, if you're looking for a light, cute and adorable read then I definitely recommend Boy Meets Boy. It's one of the sweetest books I've read this year and I'll always remember it.