Love, tolerance, and activism each play their part when a gay teen couple travels to Kansas to fight political injustice. Author David Levithan’s futuristic story about the election of a gay, Jewish president and the passion of his supporters suddenly seems incredibly timely, no? But it’s not just prescient thought (the book was published in 2006) that makes Wide Awake a fantastic read.
Politics are interwoven with the relationship between the narrator, Duncan, and his boyfriend Jimmy, and each moment of doubt--plus each surge of hope--draws readers in more and more. Wide Awake is a moving work of fiction... A work of fiction that suddenly seems like a mirror for our time.
And you can buy the new paperback version for just $8.99.