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Blog Tour & Giveaway: Girl Meets Boy Edited by Kelly Milner Halls

“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 guys’ point of view, she tells it from the girls’. 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.”

Welcome to the Stiletto Storytime stop for the Girl Meets Boy: Because There Are Two Sides to Every Story Blog Tour. I can’t tell you how excited I am to be a part of this tour. What a refreshingly, fun idea that resulted in some really great two sided stories that stay with you long after you’ve turned the last page. Honest, open and impossible to put down this new collection of stories is one not to miss. There truly is a little something for everyone in this short story collection by an amazing group of young adult authors.

As always with the fabulously unique Chronicle Books there are lots of goodies within this blog tour. You can check out the video book trailer or look into writing your own version of one of the stories in this Wattpad Contest with lots of great prizes for the budding writer. Speaking of prizes…

Book Giveaway

One special reader here at Stiletto Storytime will win a copy of Girl Meets Boy signed by all 12 contributing authors courtesy of Chronicle Books! It’s really a great prize to be had since in my opinion this is such a great collaboration of YA talent. Giveaway ends midnight EST February 14, 2011. US and Canada address only please. Winner will be chosen by random.org and notified by e-mail address. Good Luck to all and Happy Reading!

To enter simply leave a comment below letting us know what young adult author you would like to see in a collaboration of this type. Who really writes characters you truly love and admire? Perhaps they write great from both the female and male perspective or maybe they have only written one side and you’d love to see the other? Just let us know…who knows maybe someday it will happen!

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A Non-Fiction Winner

   I have to admit I am not really “into” non-fiction. Unless it’s something I am interested in or doing research on, it really takes a lot to get me reading a non-fiction title from cover to cover. Even children’s non-fiction can be hard for me to read every page of. So when I find one that I love…I get excited.  Albino Animals by Kelly Milner Halls is a book I got excited about. It’s not a new book but it was “new to me” when our library recieved a new copy. Not only is it intriguing but once you pick it up you can’t put it down. The pictures are amazing as is the subject matter. I learned things that I had never known…like how albino snakes can get burnt by the sun as can albino crocodiles. (This is of course a tricky problem since reptiles use the sun to regulate their body temperature. ) Lots of interesting facts and a great layout make this book a sure fire display book that will fly off your shelf. Kids and adults will find themselves reading and isn’t that the point of it all?

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