Rating: 3.5 stars
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.
First off, I just want to say I LOVE the concept of Girl Meets Boy by Kelly Milner Halls. The whole idea of hearing both the girl and the boy’s side of the story – brilliant. So many times you read a story, and you sit wondering “well I wonder what SO and SO thought” and this is your perfect chance to do so!
Girl Meets Boy had a really great mix of stories, which I loved reading about. There were definitely some stories I liked more than others, but overall there really wasn’t a story I disliked. The two stories by Rebecca Fjelland Davis and Terry Davis were definitely my favorites of the book! I just loved the story they set up – it was so unique and overall just great. Some of the stories weren’t everything I was hoping for, but were still a good read.
Girl Meets Boy definitely introduced me to some new authors. I hadn’t read anything by any of the authors prior to Girl Meets Boy, and had only heard of a few of the authors. It was a really quick read, and was so much fun to read!
Check out the next stop on the tour at Page Turners Blog!
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There is also a super cool Wattpad Contest running!
Wattpad is featuring the guy’s side of the story, and inviting their members to write same scene from the girl’s perspective. Stories should be no more than 300 words long, and the deadline is February 8th. Winners will be announced on February 14th.
One Grand Prize winner will get:
- A copy of Girl Meets Boy signed by all 12 contributors
- A critique of 25 pages of writing by editor Kelly Milner Halls
- A 30-minute Skype consultation with Kelly
- A copy of Kelly’s favorite how-to book on writing
Four runners-up will win a copy of Girl Meets Boy signed by all 12 contributors