I am a character reader and David Levithan can be such a concept writer that I don't quite connect to about half of his books (even though I always really want to!). This is one of them. The concept is great, and some of the writing was wonderful but it's just so removed from the characters, I felt like I didn't get to know any of them.
The one character I did eventually end up connecting with was the collective gay men's chorus. I think this connection was made more my me associating the narration with other stories though, like the FABULOUS movie Beginners
and the heartbreaking story of Beauty and the Beast
lyricist Howard Ashman's death from AIDS in 1991.
I do think teens will really like this book, particularly for the emotional, poetic style of the narration.