Tuesday, December 18, 2012
GIRL MEETS BOY edited by Kelly Milner Halls
Kelly Milner Halls is both the editor of this thought-provoking collection and also a story contributor. Halls assembled a star-studded cast of YA authors for this group of stories. The list includes Chris Crutcher, Terry Trueman, James Howe, Cynthia Leitich Smith, Ellen Wittlinger, and Joseph Bruchac to name a few.
Each pair of stories includes the girl's point of view and the boy's. Once both sides of the story are revealed, readers will realize everything isn't always what it seems. Unlikely couples, two boys exploring the idea that they both like boys, combinations that work, and some that don't combine to mirror real-world relationships. Life is complicated and these authors offer a peek into just how complicated it can be.