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The Lover's Dictionary: A Novel
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on August 6, 2011
The Lover's Dictionary, narrates a couple's romantic relationship, through the male's perspective. The strength of the book comes from its unique form of writing, in which its composed into dictionary entries. While it deals with relationship dilemmas that are universal, the story is not absorbingly unique. Also the ruptured time line of the plot is puzzling and even a bit infuriating. nonetheless, Levithan, delivers an original piece, filled with empathy and warmth.

"love, n? I'm not even going to try."
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Find the original review here: http://thisisthestoryofmyreadinglife.blogspot.ca/2014/03/miniviews-4-obsidian-lovers-dictionary.html

This is a pretty unique book. Told in dictionary format where every page is a different word that follows a couples relationship. There's no names used, and told from the males POV I thought it might be hard to become invested in the relationship or the couple. But that wasn't the case. I flew through this. Totally invested. This is an adult book, so of course the relationship was very mature. And I came to feel really sorry for the guy. He was in love, but I'm so sure his girlfriend was as in love with him. Great, interesting and quick read.
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TOP 1000 REVIEWERon November 11, 2013
Finally a dictionary one can enjoy from cover to cover.
I loved that no names were used in the book, allowing it to become an universal relationship that anyone can connect to. You will recognize bits and pieces of yourself -- those annoying things we see in relationships -- but mostly awe at the creativity of the whole idea.
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on July 3, 2013
I would recommend this book to every single person, male or female, emotional or stoic. I would especially recommend it for introverts dating extroverts, and vice versa.

Thank you for the tears. They were much needed.
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on January 13, 2012
Tells a story out of sequence, in dictionary form. Such an interesting idea, it all comes together in the end. Very easy read - many laughs and 'hmm' moments. Great for anyone from tweens to adults.
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on August 26, 2015
I bought it as a gift for my girlfriend and she loves it.
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on May 28, 2011
An instant classic, Levithan's way of letting you build your own story with bits and pieces of his own troubled but wonderful relationship, is breathtaking. Loved it!
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