Title: The Lover's Dictionary - A Novel
Author: David Levithan
Series: Stand Alone
Publication Date: January 17, 2012
Source: Gift (#OTSPSecretSister)
The Lover's Dictionary is definitely one of the more differently formatted books I have ever read. It is written as if it is a dictionary. This makes each page a different word, a different definition, an different piece of the story.
The Lover's Dictionary details a relationship. The ups and downs. The ins and outs. Not necessarily in order.
It is actually quite brilliant if you ask me.
Something I really liked about this is that the relationship could be between two anyones. A male and a female. A female and a female. A male and a male. It doesn't really matter. David Levithan writes it in a way that you just never really know.
This is actually something I realized part way into the book. I realized that I just placed genders on the two individuals involved in the love story. I based them off of a passage that I misread. Then, when I went back to that particular passage, I realized that they did not say what I thought. This was actually a quite eye opening moment for me.
Oh. And the ending of this story? IT TOTALLY PISSED ME OFF....but it was totally brilliant at the same time.
This one is also a super quick read. You will easily have it done in a matter of hours.