Wide Awake

Wide Awake

Book - 2006
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In the not-too-impossible-to-imagine future, a gay Jewish man has been elected president of the United States. Until the governor of one state decides that some election results in his state are invalid, awarding crucial votes to the other candidate, and his fellow party member. Thus is the inspiration for couple Jimmy and Duncan to lend their support to their candidate by deciding to take part in the rallies and protests. Along the way comes an exploration of their relationship, their politics, and their country, and sometimes, as they learn, it's more about the journey than it is about reaching the destination.
Publisher: 2006
ISBN: 9780375834660
Branch Call Number: YF LEVI

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Chapel_Hill_KatieJ
Aug 25, 2016

Every David Levithan book is different, and this one is no exception. Duncan is an American high-schooler sometime in the future. He works for the campaign of Abraham Stein, the first gay, Jewish President-Elect. The book was published in 2006, and at times it feels very dated for that reason. So many things in the novel are obviously directed at the George W. Bush presidency. However, other parts of the book are oddly prescient. The book seems to predict the Obama campaign based on how the Stein campaign is described. This is a very political book, and it’s an excellent book to read during an election year.

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mbattie94
Sep 10, 2011

A very disappointing read. If you've read Boy Meets Boy by David Lavithan and liked it, then you'll probably not enjoy this. I waited for something to happen through the whole book and it just ended up being slow and not exciting whatsoever.

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margarita89
Mar 16, 2011

yawn

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ellensix Oct 09, 2015

"Do not just seek happiness for yourself. Seek happiness for all. Through kindness. Through mercy."
—David Levithan, Wide Awake

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