Love is the Higher Law by David Levithan
August 25, 2009
First there is a Before, and then there is an After. . . .
The lives of three teens—Claire, Jasper, and Peter—are altered forever on September 11, 2001. Claire, a high school junior, has to get to her younger brother in his classroom. Jasper, a college sophomore from Brooklyn, wakes to his parents’ frantic calls from Korea, wondering if he’s okay. Peter, a classmate of Claire’s, has to make his way back to school as everything happens around him.
Here are three teens whose intertwining lives are reshaped by this catastrophic event. As each gets to know the other, their moments become wound around each other’s in a way that leads to new understandings, new friendships, and new levels of awareness for the world around them and the people close by.
David Levithan has written a novel of loss and grief, but also one of hope and redemption as his characters slowly learn to move forward in their lives, despite being changed forever.
Okay, okay. Yes, this if I get this book, it would be my first David Levithan book. I know! Some of you probably want to eat me because I haven't read a book by him before (Khy) but this one I know I have to get my hands on. I takes place during 9/11, I have to read it. I really love hearing about stories of people in 9/11, it always makes me sad, and it just always makes me feel grateful for not being there and for my life and everything. So, yes I reallllly want to read this book.