Readers will experience Nina LaCour's beautifully written piece about two Bay Area girls meeting via a cranky customer service Tweet, Sara Shepard's glossy tale about a magazine intern and a young rock star, Nicola Yoon's imaginative take on break-ups and make-ups, Katie Cotugno's story of two teens hiding out from the police at a house party, and Huntley Fitzpatrick's charming love story that begins over iced teas at a diner. There's futuristic flirting from Kass Morgan and Katharine McGee, a riveting transgender heroine from Meredith Russo, a subway missed connection moment from Jocelyn Davies, and a girl determined to get out of her small town from Ibi Zoboi. Jennifer Armentrout writes a sweet story about finding love from a missing library book, Emery Lord has a heartwarming and funny tale of two girls stuck in an airport, Dhonielle Clayton takes a thoughtful, speculate approach to pre-destined love, and Julie Murphy dreams up a fun twist on reality dating show contestants. This incredibly talented group of authors brings us a collection of stories that are at turns romantic and witty, epic and everyday, heartbreaking and real.
- ISBN13 9781328759870
- Publish Date 2 January 2018
- Publish Status Active
- Publish Country US
- Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
- Imprint HMH Books for Young Readers
- Format Hardcover
- Pages 320
- Language English
Siege Etiquette by Katie Cotugno: ★★★★☆ definitely cute, but also sad in many ways. About how we don't really know the people we see in our daily lives, and how things might be easier if we were able to not judge.
Print Shop by Nina LaCour: ★★★★☆ also cute, and pretty deep, too. A print shop didn't seem like the perfect place for a meet cute, but the actual meeting didn't happen there - only the online meet.
Hourglass by Ibi Zoboi: ★★★★☆ feeling like we're at the outside looking in is definitely something most of us have felt. And I felt like Cherish really felt this very deeply. All the while telling her she deserved to fit in - all she really wanted was to leave everything behind.
Click by Katharine McGee: ★★★★☆ I really enjoyed this one, because we are all looking for love in unlikely places. And an algorithm that can find the perfect person for us is just what some wish could exist for them. However, there's a nice little twist here.
The Intern by Sara Shepard: ★★★★½ grief can be dealt with in many different ways! And sometimes, it's not dealt with at all - until it comes back with full force to make sure it gets its place. There's also music.
Somewhere That's Green by Meredith Russo: ★★★★★ this one is about courage just as much as it's about a first meeting. And the courage Lexie and Nia show is outstanding!
The Way We Love Here by Dhonielle Clayton: ★★★★½ this could be a fantastic fantasy story! I want to now more about this place and these characters.
Oomph by Emery Lord: ★★★★★ definitely cute. So very cute! A chance meeting at an airport - where two girls make up stories about other people's lives - while giving each other hope at the same time.
The Dictionary of You and Me by Jennifer L. Armentrout: ★★★★★ JLA always makes me swoon, and that's exactly what she did with this short! So very cute :)
The Unlikely Likelihood of Falling in Love by Jocelyn Davies: ★★★★★ Both very humorous and very sweet :)
259 Million Miles by Kass Morgan: ★★★½ Cute, for sure, and with an important theme as well. Don't read the comments!!
Something Real by Julie Murphy: ★★★★★ Ha! Very nice and cute twist with this one - behind the scenes of a reality TV show.
Say Everything by Huntley Fitzpatrick: ★★★☆☆ Cute enough, a little nostalgic.
The Department of Dead Love by Nicola Yoon: ★★★½ Futuristic cute, with a way to find the cause of death for love and relationships.