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The Realm of Possibility [Paperback]

David Levithan
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1 May 2006
Here’s what I know about the realm of possibility—
it is always expanding, it is never what you think
it is. Everything around us was once deemed
impossible. From the airplane overhead to
the phones in our pockets to the choir girl
putting her arm around the metalhead.
As hard as it is for us to see sometimes, we all exist
within the realm of possibility. Most of the limits
are of our own world’s devising. And yet,
every day we each do so many things
that were once impossible to us.

Enter The Realm of Possibility and meet a boy whose girlfriend is in love with Holden Caulfield; a girl who loves the boy who wears all black; a boy with the perfect body; and a girl who writes love songs for a girl she can’t have.

These are just a few of the captivating characters readers will get to know in this intensely heartfelt new novel about those ever-changing moments of love and heartbreak that go hand-in-hand with high school. David Levithan plumbs the depths of teenage emotion to create an amazing array of voices that readers won’t forget. So, enter their lives and prepare to welcome the realm of possibility open to us all. Love, joy, and these stories will linger.


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  • Paperback: 210 pages
  • Publisher: Random House Inc; Reprint edition (1 May 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0375836578
  • ISBN-13: 978-0375836572
  • Product Dimensions: 20.4 x 13.3 x 1.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 50,413 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4.0 out of 5 stars The Book Geek 11 Aug 2011
Format:Paperback
I'm not sure what it is about these books in verse that really does it for me but I'm yet to be disappointed by one. I've read some of those by Ellen Hopkins and Lisa Schroeder and I found that writing in verse only added to the emotions I felt as a reader. Maybe it's because it hones in on the point and it's all laid out within a few stanzas instead of meandering about.

Whatever the reason, The Realm of Possibility was no exception and I was constantly pulled through a rollercoaster of emotions - even though I admittedly didn't always get what was going on :)

This is definitely the kind of book that you either love or hate, both for the fact that it's in verse and because David Levithan has a very unique writing style (that I happen to love the more I encounter it).
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful. 15 Jun 2014
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Stunning, delicate, well written. It takes a little time to adjust to the style of writing, but once you're into it, it's utterly brilliant!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book 18 Jan 2014
By Karenmc
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My daughter asked for this book as she was recommended it. She found it hard to put down and said it is a really good book to read.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Review 2 Dec 2013
By georgie
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Really good. Very relatable to a young audience,excellent use of language and beautifully written with exquisite titles, great read wow!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Love It! 6 Oct 2013
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Such a good book, I love it! Great quick delivery too, would definitely recommend it to friends and family. I just wish it was longer!
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