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From the New York Times bestselling author of EVERY DAY, this is a queer love story for the ages--told over the course of a couple's first ten dates.

When a blue-haired boy (Ryan) meets a pink-haired boy (Avery) at a dance--a queer prom--both feel an inexplicable but powerful connection. Follow them through their first ten dates as they bridge their initial shyness and fall in love--through snowstorms, groundings, meeting parents (Avery's) and not (Ryan's), cast parties, heartbreak, and every day and date in between.
© Beth Levithan
When not writing during spare hours on weekends, David Levithan is editorial director at Scholastic and the founding editor of the PUSH imprint, which is devoted to finding new voices and new authors in teen literature. His acclaimed novels Boy Meets Boy and The Realm of Possibility started as stories he wrote for his friends for Valentine's Day (something he's done for the past 22 years and counting) that turned themselves into teen novels. He's often asked if the book is a work of fantasy or a work of reality, and the answer is right down the middle—it's about where we're going, and where we should be. View titles by David Levithan
★ "A swoon-worthy LGBTQIA+ romance with a lot of heart." —School Library Journal, starred review

"Forefronts the power and gravity of all-encompassing first love." —Publishers Weekly

"Levithan’s quietly musing prose overflows with earnest emotion and understanding....An intimate unfurling of first love." —Kirkus Reviews

"This book falls within such a range of readership: queerness is also (another) book of two boys kissing and high-octane drama, for those deserving audiences seeking lives resembling their own in the romance genre." —The Bulletin

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From the New York Times bestselling author of EVERY DAY, this is a queer love story for the ages--told over the course of a couple's first ten dates.

When a blue-haired boy (Ryan) meets a pink-haired boy (Avery) at a dance--a queer prom--both feel an inexplicable but powerful connection. Follow them through their first ten dates as they bridge their initial shyness and fall in love--through snowstorms, groundings, meeting parents (Avery's) and not (Ryan's), cast parties, heartbreak, and every day and date in between.

Author

© Beth Levithan
When not writing during spare hours on weekends, David Levithan is editorial director at Scholastic and the founding editor of the PUSH imprint, which is devoted to finding new voices and new authors in teen literature. His acclaimed novels Boy Meets Boy and The Realm of Possibility started as stories he wrote for his friends for Valentine's Day (something he's done for the past 22 years and counting) that turned themselves into teen novels. He's often asked if the book is a work of fantasy or a work of reality, and the answer is right down the middle—it's about where we're going, and where we should be. View titles by David Levithan

Praise

★ "A swoon-worthy LGBTQIA+ romance with a lot of heart." —School Library Journal, starred review

"Forefronts the power and gravity of all-encompassing first love." —Publishers Weekly

"Levithan’s quietly musing prose overflows with earnest emotion and understanding....An intimate unfurling of first love." —Kirkus Reviews

"This book falls within such a range of readership: queerness is also (another) book of two boys kissing and high-octane drama, for those deserving audiences seeking lives resembling their own in the romance genre." —The Bulletin

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