Meet Cute by Jennifer L. Armentarout, Dhonielle Clayton, Katie Cotugno, Jocelyn Davies, Huntley Fitzpatrick, Nina LaCour, Emery Lord, Katharine McGee, Kass Morgan, Julie Murphy, Meredith Russo, Sara Shepard, Nicola Yoon, and Ibi Zoboi (310 pages)
I'm going to write this review a bit differently than normal because this book is a collection of independent works. As a whole, I thought this was an awesome, fun read for any fans of contemporary romance. It also offers great diversity in ethnic background, body type, income, and sexuality. While there were a few stories set in alternative worlds, on the whole, it is mainly contemporary stories. They seemed to get stronger and stronger as the anthology progressed. While there were a few that drug on, it didn't take away from my enjoyment of the book, and I would definitely read more YA anthologies in the future. It is a fun and inventive format. It's a great way to sample the work of some of the biggest names in YA to find new authors to read. Surprisingly, though, the authors' short stories I was most excited for didn't wind up being my favorites.
My Favorite Stories (All 5 Stars!)
1st "Say Everything" by Huntely Fitzpactrick
2nd "The Department of Dead Love" by Nicola Yoon
3rd "Hourglass" by Ibi Zoboi
4th "Somewhere That's Green" Meredith Russo
5th "The Intern" by Sara Shepard
Links of Interest:
Here We Are Now: http://www.readingwritingandme.com/2018/01/here-we-are-now_21.html
16 Ways to Break a Heart http://www.readingwritingandme.com/2018/01/16-ways-to-break-heart.html
The Light We Lost: http://www.readingwritingandme.com/2018/01/the-light-we-lost.html
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