David Levithan has a phenomenal vocabulary. I did not know several of the words in his "dictionary", but he made me understand them with his alternative definitions, just as I understood completely the relationship he so carefully defined. I highly recommend this "one-sitting novel"I'd to any creative writer as a great example of the economy of words. I also recommend it to actors as a brilliant example of personalization. I'd give it 4.5 stars if I could.