Girl Meets Boy, Edited by Kelly Milner Halls is Now Available

By Cynthia Leitich Smith

Congratulations to anthologist Kelly Milner Halls on the release of Girl Meets Boy (Chronicle, 2012). From the promotional copy:

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 flip side, 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.

The paired contributing authors are: Cynthia Leitich Smith and Joseph Bruchac, Ellen Wittlinger and James Howe, Terry Trueman and Rita Williams-Garcia, Sara Ryan and Randy Powell, Terry Davis and Rebecca Fjelland Davis, Kelly Milner Halls and Chris Crutcher.

Cynsational Notes

Kelly Milner Halls is the author of Albino Animals (Darby Creek, 2004) and Tales of the Cryptids: Mysterious Creatures That May Or May Not Exist, co-authored by Rick Spears and Roxyanne Young (Darby Creek, 2006), both YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers. Her more recent releases include In Search of Sasquatch (Houghton Mifflin, 2011) and Alien Investigation: Searching for the Truth About UFOs and Aliens (Milbrook/Lerner, Jan. 15, 2012). She lives in Spokane, Washington.

Don’t miss the Girl Meets Boy discussion guide from Chronicle Books.

Preview Girl Meets Boy below; excerpt features “Love or Something Like It” by Chris Crutcher and “Some Things Never Change” by Kelly Milner Halls:
Girl Meets Boy