April 8th, 2012

TAKING OFF

Lovely reviews I've seen this week



GIRL MEETS BOY: BECAUSE THERE ARE TWO SIDES TO EVERY STORY - an anthology - came out a few months ago. It's edited by Kelly Milner Halls - an accomplished and prolific writer and author - who also contributes to the collection.

A list of the author pairings:

Chris Crutcher & Kelly Milner Halls
Joseph Bruchac & Cynthia Leitich Smith
James Howe & Ellen Wittlinger
Terry Trueman & Rita Williams-Garcia
Terry Davis & Rebecca Davis
Randy Powell & Sara Ryan

A description of the book from publisher Chronicle: "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."

A reviewer at Finding Wonderland "was struck by the high quality of every single story in the collection," saying one of her "favorite pairs of stories" was the "Bruchac/Smith pairing—the voice was so strong in both." Kirkus Reviews says in a starred review that each of the authors in this "superb offering . . .  excels at creating vibrant, sympathetic, honest characters with voices that will appeal to older teens, male and female alike." Teri Lesesne calls it a "masterful collection."

This one is on my list.
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