Twenty kids. One school. Many, many intersections.
Here’s what I know about the realm of possibility—
it is always expanding, it is never what you think
it is. Everything around us was once deemed
impossible. From the airplane overhead to
the phones in our pockets to the choir girl
putting her arm around the metalhead.
As hard as it is for us to see sometimes, we all exist
within the realm of possibility. Most of the limits
are of our own world’s devising. And yet,
every day we each do so many things
that were once impossible to us.
Enter The Realm of Possibility and meet a boy whose girlfriend is in love with Holden Caulfield; a girl who loves the boy who wears all black; a boy with the perfect body; and a girl who writes love songs for a girl she can’t have.
These are just a few of the captivating characters readers will get to know in this intensely heartfelt new novel about those ever-changing moments of love and heartbreak that go hand-in-hand with high school. David Levithan plumbs the depths of teenage emotion to create an amazing array of voices that readers won’t forget. So, enter their lives and prepare to welcome the realm of possibility open to us all. Love, joy, and these stories will linger.
Read an excerpt: “My girlfriend is in love with Holden Caulfield” >
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“. . . a gay couple celebrating their one-year anniversary, a girl whose mother is dying and an outsider who fills his notebook with ‘ink explosions of thought.’” School Library Journal
“If you are looking for a great book that tells a story in poetry in the style of Mel Glenn or Sonia Sones, this is it.” Children’s Literature
“Thoughtful teens will find much to appreciate here.” School Library Journal