Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan

Available At: Challenger, DCC (HS), Liberty, Mountain Ridge, Pine Creek, Rampart

Categories: Anti-Religion, LGBTQ+, Sexual

Description: Paul’s simple high-school life is confused by his desire for another boy who seems unattainable, until Paul’s friends help him find the courage to pursue the object of his affections.

YA Label?: No

Notes: This book contains sexual activities; sexuality; and alternate gender ideologies.

Violations (Miller Test [MT] & Colorado Obscenity Test [CD])

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Page 1: “Most of the straight guys try to sneak into the Queer Beer bar. Boys who love boys flirt with girls who love girls.”

Page 8: “I’ve always known I was gay, but it wasn’t confirmed until I was in kindergarten. It was my teacher who said so.”

Page 61: “I lean forward to kiss him. The flowers crush between our shirts. I touch his lips, I breathe him in. I close my eyes, I open them. He is surprised, I can tell. I am surprised too. He kisses me back with a kiss like a smile.”

Page 95: ”Tony and I figure the best thing a straight boy with religious, intolerant parents can do for his love life is tell his parents he’s gay.”