Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan
Recommended by Jennifer Runge
Youth Services Librarian, Del Mar Branch
New York Times bestselling author David Levithan intertwines a story that will capitvate and move readers as they explore the facets of love. This book appeals to all ages as a reminder of first love, self discovery, and transitioning from teenagehood into adulthood.
This story, based on true events, is about two young men who come together to break the Guinness World Record for longest kiss. Craig and Harry, ex-boyfriends and friends, join together to reach this goal for their own reasons. Several stories of young couples are woven around this event, narrated by a classic Greek chorus of men who died of AIDS in the initial time of the disease.
The balance of present-day relationships with historical narration provides scope for the story and how these tales of love and acceptance trancend time.