Hello and happy Wednesday. If you’ve been here around, then you know that I absolutely adore David Levithan and that throughout the years I’ve read my fair share of his works. I especially admire his originality and his way of making every story unique. The Realm of Possibility, which is the latest book I’ve read by him, doesn’t disappoint.
The stakes were clearly high because as I mentioned, I love this author and I have been reading his books for almost five years now. I have literally grown up with them, although I haven’t really matured much in these years. This book is super short, only a little over two hundred pages and it is written in verse, so I think it would be perfect for someone who is still in the process of getting into reading, or for someone who wants a quick read. This will definitely help to get you out of a reading slump.
David Levithan’s stories usually have a heavy LGBTQ* component, I think that’s his staple, and he does it really well. Along with Nina LaCour, I believe he is the best author I’ve read when it comes to LGBTQ* representation.
The Realm of Possibility is divided into sections, and each section has a set of poems from different characters, so each individual poem tells a story. All the characters attend the same high school, so we’re really being told parts of one big story. I think this is a super complex task that can easily go wrong, but the author did an amazing job of giving each character their own voice and style; each poem is unique.
There are descriptions of what seems to be an eating disorder. This is only present in two of the poems, so if you really want to read this book but are sensitive to this issue, maybe ask someone to read it before you do and tell you which poems are so that you can skip them. You won’t be missing out on key pieces of information.
What is a YA author that you have loved for years? Let me know in the comments below.
Love, Miss Camila