Saturday, October 12, 2013

The Realm of Possibility by David Levithan

The Realm of Possibility by David Levithan
The Realm of Possibility
Release Date: May 9th 2006
Publisher: Ember
Format: Paperback
: 210
Source: My Collection
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One school. Twenty voices.

Endless possibilities.

There's the girl who is in love with Holden Caulfield. The boy who wants to be strong who falls for the girl who's convinced she needs to be weak. The girl who writes love songs for a girl she can't have. The two boys teetering on the brink of their first anniversary. And everyone in between.

As he did in the highly acclaimed Boy Meets Boy, David Levithan gives us a world of unforgettable voices that readers will want to visit again and again. It's the realm of possibility open to us all - where love, joy, and the stories we tell will linger.

This is a short book about twenty different kids, all going to the same school and somehow intertwined with each other. The book is divided into chapters that cover 4 different kids at a time. Each kid is named at the beginning of the chapter and then you pretty much have to figure out which poems are coming from which kid. Every set of poems is different so it is easy to distinguishing each person from one another but I had problems keeping track of who I was reading. Some would actually name names and it was fine but others wouldn’t do that so you wouldn’t figure out who it was unless you went back to do some research or you waiting until another section came along and talked about that person.

Each poem talked about love of some sort. How one person was in love with another but that person was going out with someone else. It was neat to see how everyone intertwined and the amount of possibilities that came with each person. The very first set of poems and the last set of poems are between Jed and his boyfriend Daniel. I liked both of those and Daniel’s friend Pete and his girlfriend were also good. Those are pretty much the only people I could keep up with. There is also a section with Anton and Gail that I really enjoyed.

Some of the poems went into detail and you could really tell what was happening. Some seemed rather random but that was probably more to do with me as a reader. People who really enjoy reading poetry, specifically free verse, would probably enjoy this book a lot more than I did however I still liked the book and would recommend it.

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