Ryan and Avery (Hardcover)

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Ryan and Avery (Hardcover)


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More wonderful queer YA from one of the genre's best voices, just in time for the holidays. Levithan's novel is a warm, generous addition to the shelf of best-beloveds.

— From Booksmith's 2023 Holiday Catalog—Kids picks!

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.
David Levithan is the author of several books for young adults, including Lambda Literary Award winner Two Boys Kissing; Every Day; Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist and Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares (co-authored with Rachel Cohn); Will Grayson, Will Grayson (co-authored with John Green); and Boy Meets Boy. In 2016, David received the Margaret A. Edwards Award for his significant and lasting contribution to young adult literature.
Product Details ISBN: 9780399553097
ISBN-10: 0399553096
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: September 12th, 2023
Pages: 320
Language: English
★ "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