The Review: It’s not often you read a book that has the power to change lives. Inspired by a real event, two boys attempt to break the world record for the longest kiss. It’s an endurance test more than anything and the meaning of the kiss changes throughout the story. Surrounding this, we have other boys discovering or struggling with their sexuality.
The writing is simple but impossibly deep and it often causes pause with its stunningly poetic nature. It’s tender, heartbreaking and uplifting. It’s about what it is to love and to be loved and how everyone, everyone, deserves that right.
The Verdict: Essential reading for those growing up gay or straight. Essential reading for those who cringe or wince at the title.