Review: How They Met and Other Stories by David Levithan

Review: How They Met and Other Stories by David LevithanDavid Levithan is one of my favourite authors I’ve discovered since I started book-blogging so when I was browsing for an ebook to buy over the recent Christmas break, and spotted this one, I quickly snapped it up. Review: How They Met and Other Stories by David Levithan

How They Met and Other Stories is a collection of 18 short stories all on the theme of love (and love in all it’s forms) requited and unrequited, lost and found, new and old, and everywhere in-between.

As short story collections go, this is a pretty strong one. I usually have one of two stories I really don’t enjoy, but that is not the case in How They Met. Sure I like some more than others, but for the most part I really liked them all.

Two stand-outs were probably, Starbucks’ Boy: While spending time at his Aunt’s a teenage boy spends sometime babysitting to earn his keep. While looking after the little girl, they go out and visit a local Starbucks and there he comes across the titular Starbucks’ Boy. Over the next few days, the little girl keeps dragging him back, little knowing that this little matchmaker has an ulterior motive! A very sweet and amusing tale, starting off the collection with a smile.

My second favourite was: The Number of People Who Meet on Airplanes: Which features another possible matchmaker. It’s a complete coincidence that two people who are so right for each other randomly sit next to each other on a flight home from Thanksgiving, right?…

If you enjoy short stories and/or David Levithan then this collection is well worth your time.

Buy: How They Met and Other Stories by David Levithan from The Book Depository.

 

 

Darren

Bart, is a fully signed up member of Book Addicts Anonymous ;) Despite, constantly fighting a losing battle against his T.B.R pile, he is never happier than when he manages to sneak a new book in to the house!

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11 Responses

  1. Kailana says:

    I must read more from this author in 2011. I really enjoyed him in 2009, but I don’t think I read anything by him last year! Bad me!

    P.S. I emailed you… Did it send correctly? I am having some issues with my email and now I am paranoid!

  2. Trisha says:

    I do like the Levithan books I’ve read, and this one sounds kind of sweet.

  3. Mrs. DeRaps says:

    Love this author. I’m going to have to put this on my to-buy list. Thanks!

  4. Alyce says:

    I haven’t ever read anything by this author, but those matchmaker stories sound like fun.

  5. Clover says:

    I’m the biggest fan of short stories, but I am a pretty huge David Levithan fan, so I shall definitely look out for this book :)

  6. Katie says:

    David Levithan’s writing is so beautiful. I’ve not read this book yet, but The Realm of Possibility, Love is the Higher Law, and Will Grayson, Will Grayson are all favorites of mine. Nice review!

  7. Chris says:

    Ooooh, this sounds so good! I love when you find those collections that are just full of good stories. And I so love Levithan!

  8. Gina says:

    Sounds like an interesting read…..certainly brings to mind the author’s latest release, The Lover’s Dictionary. Thanks for the share…and happy reading!

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