And the thing I hate the most is knowing how much hinges on my reaction, how your unburdening can only lead to me being burdened.This is pure poetry. So simple and sweet and a little heart-breaking, all in short dictionary like entries. Not an entire relationship but a snapshot, an idea of one until one pivotal moment. I really truly love it. I am going to have to buy this book, just to mark my favorite parts that spoke to my heart. There is something about watching a love begin and then start to fall apart that most people can identify with. And while this is not poetry, it is poetic. And though the entries are mostly very short, it encompasses a couple's beginning and middle, but leaves off open-ended. I think that it is wonderful how Levithan managed to do that. How he managed to write a beautiful story in dictionary form is really amazing. I really cannot say enough good things about this book.
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