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  • Published: 1 November 2010
  • ISBN: 9780375834691
  • Imprint: RHUS Children's Books
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 176
  • RRP: $19.99

Love Is The Higher Law



First there is a Before, and then there is an After. . . .

Bestselling author David Levithan (Every Day; Boy Meets Boy; Will Grayson, Will Grayson with John Green) treats the tragic events of September 11th with care and compassion in this novel of loss and grief, but also of hope and redemption.

First there is a Before, and then there is an After. . . .

The lives of three teens—Claire, Jasper, and Peter—are altered forever on September 11, 2001. Claire, a high school junior, has to get to her younger brother in his classroom. Jasper, a college sophomore from Brooklyn, wakes to his parents’ frantic calls from Korea, wondering if he’s okay. Peter, a classmate of Claire’s, has to make his way back to school as everything happens around him.

Here are three teens whose intertwining lives are reshaped by this catastrophic event. As each gets to know the other, their moments become wound around each other’s in a way that leads to new understandings, new friendships, and new levels of awareness for the world around them and the people close by.

David Levithan has written a novel of loss and grief, but also one of hope and redemption aAs histhe characters slowly learn to move forward in their lives, despite being changed forever, one rule remains: love is indeed the higher law.

A MARGARET A. EDWARDS AWARD WINNER

  • Published: 1 November 2010
  • ISBN: 9780375834691
  • Imprint: RHUS Children's Books
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 176
  • RRP: $19.99

About the author

David Levithan

David Levithan and Andrea Cremer met each other in Washington, DC, even though that's not where they live. Andrea was pretty certain she wasn't invisible, but David confirmed that fact by introducing her to some other writers, who were all able to see her.

Before writing with Andrea, David had never written a novel with a one-word title. His novels include Every Day,Will Grayson, Will Grayson (with John Green) and Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist (with Rachel Cohn). You can visit David at www.davidlevithan.com and follow his lover's dictionary on Twitter @loversdiction. He lives just outside New York City.

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