The Lover's Dictionary

by David Levithan

"Trying to write about love is ultimately like trying to have a dictionary represent life. No matter how many words there are, there will never be enough."

This book is not a dictionary.  It is a collection of words, which happen to occur in alphabetical order.  Each word is joined with an anecdote or sentiment about love and relationships, which is linked to it.  Readers find themselves attempting to piece these emotions together to form a narrative. It is impossible.

I loved this book. It was so charming.  I read it all at once, even before I had gotten home from the library.  It speaks to the delicious madness that is real love. It was messy and unorganized. It was real. 

♥ Meg xoxo

PS I just found out that, along with Rachel Cohn, Levithan wrote Nick and Nora's Infinite Playlist! Love. 

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