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17237214New 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.

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  1. Two Boys Kissing, David Levithan. This book is a stunning, inspirational read. The characters are full of stories and emotions, with each one is as deep and as complex as the last, that it was easy for me to get lost in this book for hours at a time, (which ended up with me finishing the whole thing in 5 hours). The book situates around different couples, each entertained in a some small way, while sticking to their own story line. In the end there is no plot or real conclusion but the book leads you through the processes and what these boys had to go through. The corus, who narate the book, are the ‘souls’ of gay and transgender men who have died from AIDS, and are a beautiful addition to the book, and on many occasions made me very emotional. There are so many scenes and paragraphs that pull you away from the story, with absolutely stunning metaphors and detailed settings, and I found plenty that I will remember for a long time. I urge everyone to read this book, because I believe that it is a very emotional and inspirational read. 15/10!!

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