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Dash & Lily's Book of Dares

Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares

How two teens “meet” when Dash discovers Lily’s cryptic notebook. “Readers will be ready for the real romance to start long before the inevitable conclusion, but as with this duo’s past books, there are more than enough amusing turns of…

Will Grayson, Will Grayson

Will Grayson, Will Grayson

Written with John Green, the story of two boys with the same name whose lives intertwine. “Two superstar authors pair up and really deliver the goods, dishing up a terrific high-energy tale of teen love, lust, intrigue, anger, pain, and friendship threaded…

Likely Story!

Likely Story!

Three novels about a girl named Mallory caught in a soap opera world.  Meet Mallory Hayden, sixteen-year-old producer and creator of her own soap opera. Can she survive life with her backstabbing soap-star mother, keep her friends close and her enemies…

Love Is the Higher Law

Love Is the Higher Law

Three teenagers deal with life and love on 9/11 and in the days, weeks, months, and years afterwards. “Levithan captures the mood of post-9/11 New York exquisitely, slashed open to reveal a deep heart.”  School Library Journal The lives of…

How They Met and Other Stories

How They Met and Other Stories

Eighteen stories about love in many forms, from falling for your local barista to sharing a long life together. “Many of these stories began as Valentine’s gifts. Together, they have the feel of a bittersweet reality check – a very nice…

Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List

Naomi and Ely’s No Kiss List

In this second novel collaboration with Rachel Cohn, things become very complicated when Ely kisses his best friend Naomi’s boyfriend. “A witty and highly entertaining exploration of love, friendship, and misunderstanding.” – School Library Journal Naomi <3’s Ely. And she’s kinda in love with him….

Wide Awake

Wide Awake

Love, tolerance, and activism each play their part when a gay teen couple travels to Kansas to fight political injustice. “As much about love as about politics, Levithan’s latest reaches out to shake readers awake, showing them how each person’s life…

Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist

Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist

Now a Major Motion Picture! This novel collaboration with Rachel Cohn tells the story of one night in New York as two teens navigate past and future loves. “Electric, sexy . . . and genuinely poignant, this is a compelling story of the risks…

The Full Spectrum

The Full Spectrum

A New Generation of Writing About Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, and Other Identities Teens are more aware of sexuality and identity than ever, and they’re looking for answers and insights, as well as a community of others. In order to…

Marly's Ghost

Marly’s Ghost

A Valentine’s Day retelling of the Dickens classic, A Christmas Carol Illustrated by Brian Selznick When Ben’s girlfriend, Marly, dies, he feels his life is over. What could possibly matter now when Marly is gone? So when Valentine’s Day approaches, it makes…