Review: Hold Me Closer by: David Levithan

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Hold Me Closer

Author: David Levithan
Release Date: March 17, 2015
Publisher: Dutton Books for Young Readers
Format: Print HC
Rating: 5 STARS!!!!!!!!!

Summary:

Especially for those of us who ordinarily feel ignored, a spotlight is a circle of magic, with the strength to draw us from the darkness of our everyday lives. 
 
Watch out, ex-boyfriends, and get out of the way, homophobic coaches. Tiny Cooper has something to say—and he’s going to say it in song.
Filled with honesty, humor, and “big, lively, belty” musical numbers, Hold Me Closer is the no-holds-barred (and many-bars-held) entirety of the beloved musical first introduced in Will Grayson, Will Grayson, the award-winning bestseller by John Green and David Levithan.
 
Tiny Cooper is finally taking center stage . . . and the world will never be the same again.

~My Thoughts~

First off it just has to be said: I absolutely LOVED this book! I LOVED the style. To be honest I was nervous about this one. I loved the cover which is what at first attracted me to this book and then I went to NTTBF15 and I just had to have it. I was still nervous because I wasn’t sure what to expect with it being a musical novel but I am trying to broaden my horizons so I gave it a try and MAN!!! I am SO SO SO glad I did. This is by far one of my favorites this year!! I have not read any of this authors work before this book and now I want his other work too. He writes in such a different but refreshing way! His style is unlike any other. It was definitely a breath of fresh air! I was starting to get in a reading slump but thanks to this book I am no longer headed in that direction. I know I have said this already but it is definitely worth repeating. This book is AMAZING! 

We all know how we can say the same thing in different ways. Everyone doesn’t always get it in the same way as someone else well this book was a lot of this for me. This book stated things that I have been told several times in many different ways but somehow David said it differently. Now he said the same thing as I have heard for years but he said it in a way where I understood it and maybe not just understood it but understood it better then I had previously. Lots of AhHa moments where things I have known became even clearer. Yes he definitely has a way with words. He is like a magician only his magic is the every day common language, English. I just can’t get over how Awesome this book was!!! 

Tiny was a marvelous character. I loved Tiny from the moment he appeared on the stage! My other favorite characters other then Tiny were his parents and Lynda. I really enjoyed all the characters except for jerks but hey everyone encounters them in life. 

This is the PERFECT book if you need a pick me up! Totally serious!! If you are down in the dumps, depressed, going through a breakup, angry, sad, anything. Even if you are in a good spot and just want to enjoy the goodness of life pick up this book and read it! EVERYONE ON THIS PLANET NEEDS TO READ THIS BOOK!!!!! I seriously, 100% believe with all my heart that everyone would benefit from reading this book! The best part is is reading this book can’t hurt. It isn’t a long book. Heck this book is only 200 pages, but it’s 200 of the absolute most best, amazing, wonderful pages EVER!! 

PLEASE EVERYONE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD GET AND READ THIS BOOK!!!! PLEASE!!!!! 

As you can tell I am not above begging. Thanks for reading! Why are you still here go. GO BUY THE BOOK!

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