Readers, we cannot describe how excited we are for Two Boys Kissing, David Levithan’s follow-up to Every Day. Let’s just say it involves many exclamation points and maybe even a little fangirl squealing. Alas, Two Boys Kissing, which centers around two teenage boys who attempt to break the Guinness World Record for longest kiss, is still months away from publication, but fortunately we’ve got an exclusive peak at the beautiful cover, which surprisingly features… two boys kissing! Check it out below, then read our interview with Levithan. READ FULL STORY
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If you follow Random House Kids on Twitter, you may have noticed the unusual hashtag “Aforaday” yesterday. To ring in 2013, A—the protagonist of David Levithan’s Every Day—took over @RandomHouseKids to offer his ruminations on the start life anew. Each hour, A posted his thoughts on new beginnings, a concept he’s very familiar with. If you missed any of the Tweets, check out the essay in full after the jump. READ FULL STORY
What happens when two of the best YA authors out there write a book together? Only good things. David Levithan (Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist, Every Day) and Andrea Cremer (the Nightshade series) have joined forces for Invisibility, the story of an invisible boy who meets a girl that can see him, and we’ve got an exclusive first look at the cover.
Here’s the official description: “Stephen has been invisible for practically his whole life — because of a curse his grandfather, a powerful cursecaster, bestowed on Stephen’s mother before Stephen was born. So when Elizabeth moves to Stephen’s NYC apartment building from Minnesota, no one is more surprised than he is that she can see him. A budding romance ensues, and when Stephen confides in Elizabeth about his predicament, the two of them decide to dive headfirst into the secret world of cursecasters and spellseekers to figure out a way to break the curse. But things don’t go as planned, especially when Stephen’s grandfather arrives in town, taking his anger out on everyone he sees. In the end, Elizabeth and Stephen must decide how big of a sacrifice they’re willing to make for Stephen to become visible — because the answer could mean the difference between life and death. At least for Elizabeth.”
Check out the full cover after the jump. READ FULL STORY
My two favorite young-adult novels of the year so far — and two of my favorite novels of the year, period — are The Fault in Our Stars by John Green, and now Every Day by David Levithan, which hits shelves Aug. 28. On the surface, the two novels appear quite different: The Fault in Our Stars — widely known as #TFiOS on Twitter — centers on two teens fighting cancer; Every Day is told from the point of view of a teen named A who wakes up in a different body every morning. While Every Day has an out-there and fun paranormal twist, it’s every bit as relatable, wise, and believable as the best realistic teen fiction.
In the video below, A apparently has started hopping from one YA superstar’s body to another! Twenty-three of Levithan’s fellow authors, including Green, Libba Bray, Brian Selznick, and many more take turns telling A’s story. Check it out! READ FULL STORY
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