Two boys kissing by David Levithan

Two Boys Kissing

Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is about love, relationships and prejudice.
The relationships of young gay adults play out against the backdrop of two boys trying to break the record for the world’s longest kiss; with the ghosts of past gay men who have suffered and died from AIDS, following the lives of this new generation of gay men.
Ghosts who have another perspective of being gay from the characters in the novel, but ghosts who have hope for future generations. Hope ‘… that the world will get less stupid… as time goes on’ (p.81).
And it is the tragedy of these past generations of men that drives home the fact that, although society is by no means prejudice free, it was far harder in decades past.
A vast number of gay men died alone, in hospital rooms, rejected by families because’… A single fact about a human being can mean that he and thousands of others like will die , because nobody wants to talk about the disease that is killing them, nobody wants to spend the money so they won’t die.’ (p.80).
This was a good read!

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