Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Lover's Dictionary by David Levithan

Title: The Lover's Dictionary - A Novel
Author: David Levithan
Series: Stand Alone
Publisher: Picador
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.

My Rating
5 Stars


  1. I don't believe I've heard of this one! IT SOUNDS COOL. I love the idea of the dictionary formatting. It sounds so unique.

  2. I've seen this one around but didn't know anything about it. That's pretty cool that it's written like a dictionary - it makes me want to pick it up just for that aspect alone!