Girl Meets Boy
Because There Are Two Sides to Every Story
By Kelly Milner Halls (Editor)
(Chronicle Books, Hardcover, 9781452102641, 204pp.)
Publication Date: December 2011
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What do guys and girls really think? Twelve of the most dynamic and engaging YA authors writing today team up for this one-of-a-kind collection of "he said/she said" stories—he tells it from the guy's point of view, she tells it from the girl's. These are stories of love and heartbreak. There's the good-looking jock who falls for a dangerous girl, and the flipside, the toxic girl who never learned to be loved; the basketball star and the artistic (and shorter) boy she never knew she wanted; the gay boy looking for love online and the girl who could help make it happen. Each story in this unforgettable collection teaches us that relationships are complicated—because there are two sides to every story.
Kelly Milner Halls is the author of Albino Animals and Tales of the Cryptids, both YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers. Her writing has appeared in a variety of publications including Booklist, BookPage, Teen Reads, the Denver Post, the Atlanta Journal Constitution, the Washington Post, and many others. She lives in Spokane, Washington.
"Each of the authors excels at creating vibrant, sympathetic, honest characters with voices that will appeal to older teens, male and female alike.... A superb offering."
-Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"Passionate" - Booklist
"Not every set of stories works out perfectly: some are happy and others messy, giving the collection as a whole authenticity" - School Library Journal
"[A] proliferation of romance and hormonally charged electricity" - VOYA
"A strong choice for older teen readers" - VOYA
"This is a masterful collection." --Teri Lesesne, LS 5385 Blog
"The stories are thus surprising and varied, avoiding any sort of formulaic treatment of relationship dynamics and giving full weight to the complexities of what can happen when a girl meets a boy" - Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books