“You have to believe there are kisses and laughs and risks worth taking.” – David Levithan.
How They Met and Other Stories consists of eighteen short stories of love. I liked this book, firstly, for it’s variety. The relationships in each of these stories are widespread and diverse which makes each story interesting and different, though I must admit that some are more so than others. Nevertheless, it is lovely to read a book with such diversity. I’m sure that everyone could find at least one story within this book that they enjoyed or could identify with, if not several, or all.
A second thing I enjoyed was, well, the stories. They were cute and sometimes amusing; they were lovely.
Another aspect of the book I liked was how it sometimes took a couple of pages to decipher whether the narrator was male or female. I liked this because, in the end, it didn’t actually matter whether this was a heterosexual or homosexual story of love. Love is love. It doesn’t matter what kind of relationship is going on, the point not to be undermined is that these are two characters in love.
This book is a rather cute collection of short stories and you get through them surprisingly quickly. The stories open you up to the various forms which love comes in and these are forms which I believe that everyone should appreciate whether they apply directly to your life or not.
Overall, I did like this book and I would rate it 3/5.