Girl Meets Boy

Girl Meets Boy

Because There Are Two Sides to Every Story

By Kelly Milner Halls (Editor)

Chronicle Books, Hardcover, 9781452102641, 204pp.

Publication Date: December 28, 2011

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.

About the Author
For the past 15 years, Kelly Milner Halls has crafted high interest nonfiction books and articles for young readers. Known for quirky but well researched topics, Halls delights in drawing even reluctant readers into the realm of discovery through the explorations of dinosaurs, Sasquatch, UFO's or dozens of other unusual themes. She makes her home in Spokane, WA with two daughters, one Pug, too many cats and a 4 foot iguana named Gigantor. She speaks at schools and conferences all over the country. Halls also works as YA novelist Chris Crutcher's assistant.

Praise For Girl Meets Boy

"Not every set of stories works out perfectly: some are happy and others messy, giving the collection as a whole authenticity" - School Library Journal

"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

"[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

"Passionate" - Booklist