Thursday, July 28, 2011

The Lover's Dictionary
by David Levithan

Published in 2011. 211 pages.

I'd previously read three of Levithan's collaborative efforts - two of my favorite reads from 2010, Will Grayson, Will Grayson with John Green and Dash & Lily's Book of Dares with Rachel Cohn, as well as Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist with Rachel Cohn - but not any of his other books. I just had to read this one, though, after I read raidergirl3's brilliant review.

By the way, this is more of an adult book than a young adult one, although my 15-year-old daughter read and enjoyed it.

From aberrant, adj., to zenith, n., this alphabetical tale of love is both compelling and charming. I read the book in one sitting, amazed by its uniqueness. The dictionary entries range from poignant to silly to mundane - just like life!

I do wish the book had been longer, because there are lots of things I still want to know about the characters. I'd love to see a second edition!



  1. Glad you liked it too! It's a concept book, but works just brilliantly. I'll have to look for more of his solo books.

  2. raidergirl3: I'm so glad I heard about this one from you!

  3. I need to get this one from the library sometime. Sounds great!