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* I didn't make it beyond the first 20 pages.
** I made it to the end, but I either skimmed or skipped large sections.
*** I might have skipped/skimmed, but I liked it and might read it again.
**** I read at least 95% of the book and it was good -- probably will be reread.
***** I read every word, and I loved it! A favorite and definite reread.
How They Met and other stories, by David Levithan ***** I 'discovered' this book when surfing the library catalog :) As a huge Levithan fan, I had to get it -- and I loved it! Although most of the stories are either G or L based, all are about teen love, and as a 'straight' person, I could easily relate to the emotions and trials of every one of them. It's a great collection about the challenges of teen crushes, first loves, true connections, etc. I'd highly recommend it to any romantic out there :) The stories: With love, requited or not, at the focus, these stories follow various teens through their experiences. (YA romance/short stories, released 12/09, publisher: Knopf)
On Deck: Love, Inc. and Thirteen Days to Midnight