Monday, July 19, 2010

Book 22 of '10 The Realm of Possibility by David Levithan


Dust Jacket Description:

"Enter The Realm of Possibility and meet a boy whose girlfriend is in love with Holden Caulfield; a girl who loves the boy who wears all black; a boy with the perfect body; and a girl who writes love songs for a girl she can’t have.

These are just a few of the captivating characters readers will get to know in this intensely heartfelt new novel about those ever-changing moments of love and heartbreak that go hand-in-hand with high school. David Levithan plumbs the depths of teenage emotion to create an amazing array of voices that readers won’t forget. So, enter their lives and prepare to welcome the realm of possibility open to us all. Love, joy, and these stories will linger."

Characters: Although I only get a few pages from each character's perspective, the voice was strong from each POV and I found myself aching and adoring these characters and their worlds all in a very short amount of time. I was on the verge of tears reading about the girl who was in love with the girl who was straight. Levithan used her song lyrics to express her emotions, and they were so beautiful. The girl who was in love with Holden Caulfield really surprised me and became one of my favourite narrators. Everyone was written beautifully and realistically. Levithan is my third favourite writer ever and the characters in this book confirmed my love for him. 5 flowers.

I'm not usually a fan of verse. Actually, the last review I just wrote contests to that. But Levithan could write about paint drying and I would consider it an exciting piece of prose. These words struck me in the stomach with their power. Levithan just GOT the voice of these characters. I was cast in a spell in the duration of two hours that I read this book. 5 flowers.

There was no real plot in this book, just a couple of similar motivations with characters that connected on a day to day basis. But it was enough to make me adore it. 4 flowers.

Just like the rest of Levithan's novels, it ended on a perfect, satisfying, beautiful and loving note. 5 flowers.

Dust Jacket Description:
Enough to intrigue people, and that's enough for me. 4 flowers.

Interesting, but it could be better. 4 flowers.

My favourite Levithan book. This book is absolutely amazing. 5 flowers.

Emma Out!


  1. Thanks for the review! Although I'm not a huge fan of books written in verse, I do like Levithan. I'll have to check it out.

  2. I think I love verse. Though, I'm not quite sure why yet.