The Lover's Dictionary

The Lover's Dictionary - David Levithan Some books are gifts. They hide between their pages exactly what you were looking for, unnamable feelings that touch your soul, give you back the words you wanted to say but couldn’t string together.

David Levithan co-wrote one of my favorite books, Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist. For this reason alone, I became a fan. Something about the way he writes just conquered my heart right away. I knew this was going to be one of those beautiful voyages, the kind you take when you open a book that you know will speak to you. However, I was unprepared for just how much I was going to hear.

The Lover’s Dictionary tells a story through dictionary entries, where the main characters remain unnamed and each page holds profound meaning. It is a story of a relationship, a love that faces struggles, daily challenges, real things – two humans, loving each other, trying together. These words are love words, but also hurt words, hope words, dream words. There were times when I literally had to stop, hand above my heart, trying to hold whatever was spilling out. This book represents the best in writing – endless pictures of love, constantly trying to conjure up feelings that can’t be described.

I am in awe of this man’s talent, his ability to make real the dark corners of the soul and of the heart.

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Rest with me for the rest of this.

That’s it. Come closer.

We’re here.