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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Teaser Tuesdays (63): Two Boys Kissing


Teaser Tuesdays...is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title and author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
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MY TEASER
This is more of a teaser passage than a teaser sentence, but I thought this passage was really beautiful...
"Nobody is watching as Peter and Neil kiss. It is just a quick kiss as they leave the IHOP; before they head home. It is a syrupy kiss, a buttery kiss. It is a kiss with nothing to prove. They don't worry about who might see, who might pass by. They're not thinking about anyone but themselves, and even that feels like an afterthought. It is just a part of who they are together, something that they do." (ARC, pg 62-3)

Two Boys Kissing
by David Levithan
Random House
8/27/13

New York Times  bestselling author David Levithan tells the based-on-true-events story of Harry and Craig, two 17-year-olds who are about to take part in a 32-hour marathon of kissing to set a new Guinness World Record—all of which is narrated by a Greek Chorus of the generation of gay men lost to AIDS. 

While the two increasingly dehydrated and sleep-deprived boys are locking lips, they become a focal point in the lives of other teen boys dealing with languishing long-term relationships, coming out, navigating gender identity, and falling deeper into the digital rabbit hole of gay hookup sites—all while the kissing former couple tries to figure out their own feelings for each other. 

This follow-up to the bestselling Every Day showcases David's trademark sharp-witted, warm-hearted tales of teenage love, and serves as a perfect thematic bookend to David's YA debut and breakthrough, Boy Meets Boy, which celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2013.

4 comments:

Beth F said...

Interesting premise -- and complete with Greek chorus!

Sara @ Forever 17 Books said...

Aww, that's a sweet teaser. I'm really interested in how this one is. Thanks for sharing! :)

My TT

Sandy Nachlinger said...

This sounds like an original premise, full of plenty of opportunity for conflict. Good teaser!
My Teaser is from BLUEBONNET BRIDE.

Melissa Owens said...

Interesting teaser & premise.

Here's my teaser from SUDDENLY ROYAL by Nichole Chase.