Pages: 204 Pages
Release Date: December 28th, 2011
Publisher: Chronicle Books
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.
Girl Meets Boy was a very cute novel. It’s an anthology, but each story is told by the point of view of the girl and the boy. I really liked how I could tell which was the girl’s perspective and which was the guy’s perspective just by the writing. There were funny bits in each story and I truly had myself a laugh at times.
My favorite story was Falling Down to See the Moon/Mooning Over Broken Stars by Joseph Bruchac and Cynthia Leitich Smith. It was about an awkward short boy taking a self defense class (to fend off bullies) and a tall basketball player girl who liked each other.
The book was really easy to finish and I feel like anyone needing a little love pick me up could read one of these and feel better instantly.