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TWO BOYS KISSING
by David Levithan | Read by David Levithan

On the high school lawn, Harry and Craig are attempting to break the Guinness World Record for longest kiss. Meanwhile, other gay youth are searching for acceptance, navigating relationships, confronting prejudice, and dealing with the overwhelming reality of now. In the background, a Greek chorus of gay men—the generation lost to AIDS—watches. Narrating his own work, David Levithan strikes a balance between elegy and hope—perfect for a story about generations. Though his performance is not polished, it is impassioned. This sincerity resonates and deepens the emotional weight of the intersecting stories, particularly the observations of the chorus. Characters are recognizable by personality and nuanced delivery, allowing the wide-ranging plot to unfold seamlessly. An afterword provides insight into the story's origin. A.S. © AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine