Hardcover, 211 pages
Published January 4th 2011 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux
A sweet and touching modern love story, told through dictionary entries. basis, n.
There has to be a moment at the beginning when you wonder whether you’re in love with the person or in love with the feeling of love itself.
If the moment doesn’t pass, that’s it—you’re done. And if the moment does pass, it never goes that far. It stands in the distance, ready for whenever you want it back. Sometimes it’s even there when you thought you were searching for something else, like an escape route, or your lover’s face.
How does one talk about love? Do we even have the right words to describe something that can be both utterly mundane and completely transcendent, pulling us out of our everyday lives and making us feel a part of something greater than ourselves? Taking a unique approach to this problem, the nameless narrator of David Levithan’s The Lover’s Dictionary has constructed the story of his relationship as a dictionary. Through these short entries, he provides an intimate window into the great events and quotidian trifles of being within a couple, giving us an indelible and deeply moving portrait of love in our time. – Goodreads
My Opinion: This us definitely that you guys should read. Its short and easy and FUNNY. A lot of the story is funny and some of the words that I read I never imagined could be used with love. Very good read and the I definitely recommend it to you guys! All the words and stories are based on one relationship.
Overall: 5 out of 5