Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Book Review: The Lover's Dictionary by David Levithan

A modern love story told through a series of dictionary-style entries is a sequence of intimate windows into the large and small events that shape the course of a romantic relationship.

Synopsis From GoodReads:https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/9279177-the-lover-s-dictionary

  Apparently this book is based on David Levithan's own romantic relationship.

 We follow this guy who goes through the alphabet and finds a word related to the situation of what his relationship is currently going through.

 We follow as they meet for the first time , fall in love and and learn the meaning of the word trust. One of the main focuses of the book is how the main protagonist deals with the fact that his girlfriend cheated on him.

 I only had one problem with this book and that was not knowing what some of the words meant but usually after reading what he wrote I could tell what he meant. Though other times I had to look up the meaning of the word to understand what he meant.

In the end I gave this book 5/5 and it was a nice quick read. If your planning to read this book comment down below and let me know.I'll leave you with one of my favorite passages from the book.

"recant, v.

I want to take back at least half of the “I love you”s, because
I didn't mean them as much as the other ones. I want to take
back the book of artsy photos I gave you, because you didn't
get it and said it was hipster trash. I want to take back what
I said about you being an emotional zombie. I want to take
back the time I called you “honey” in front of your sister and
you looked like I had just shown her pictures of us having
sex. I want to take back the wineglass I broke when I was mad,
because it was a nice wineglass and the argument would have
ended anyway. I want to take back the time we had sex in a
rent-a-car, not because I feel bad about the people who got
in the car after us, but because it was massively uncomfortable.
I want to take back the trust I had while you were away in
Austin. I want to take back the time I said you were a genius,
because I was being sarcastic and I should have just said
you’d hurt my feelings. I want to take back the secrets I told
you so I can decide now whether to tell them to you again. I
want to take back the piece of me that lies in you, to see if I
truly miss it. I want to take back at least half the “I love
you”s, because it feels safer that way.”