With some people, the minute you start talking, it feels like you’ve known them for years. It only means that you were suppose to meet sooner. You’re feeling all the time you should’ve known each other, but didn’t. That time still counts. You can definitely feel it.
But more than that — much more than that: Even for the kids who don’t feel comfortable taking it out of the library or buying it in the bookstore yet, they know it’s there. They know they are represented. If you see that book in your library or in your bookstore or at your friend’s house you know that there is part of you that belongs there, and is accepted. There is such power in that. I know there’s worry about kids who might be ashamed of being seen with an “out” book with an “out” cover — but that is far outweighed by the kids who take pride in it, or find some sort of meaning through it.
Researching David Levithan in school rn and he hit the nail on the head about bold LGBT representation