Title: Meet Cute
Date of Publication: January 2nd, 2018
Whether or not you believe in fate, or luck, or love at first sight, every romance has to start somewhere. MEET CUTE is an anthology of original short stories featuring tales of “how they first met” from some of today’s most popular YA authors.
Readers will experience Nina LaCour’s beautifully written piece about two Bay Area girls meeting via a cranky customer service Tweet, Sara Shepard’s glossy tale about a magazine intern and a young rock star, Nicola Yoon’s imaginative take on break-ups and make-ups, Katie Cotugno’s story of two teens hiding out from the police at a house party, and Huntley Fitzpatrick’s charming love story that begins over iced teas at a diner. There’s futuristic flirting from Kass Morgan and Katharine McGee, a riveting transgender heroine from Meredith Russo, a subway missed connection moment from Jocelyn Davies, and a girl determined to get out of her small town from Ibi Zoboi. Jennifer Armentrout writes a sweet story about finding love from a missing library book, Emery Lord has a heartwarming and funny tale of two girls stuck in an airport, Dhonielle Clayton takes a thoughtful, speculate approach to pre-destined love, and Julie Murphy dreams up a fun twist on reality dating show contestants.
This incredibly talented group of authors brings us a collection of stories that are at turns romantic and witty, epic and everyday, heartbreaking and real.
Sometimes you just need a cute short story, or in this case, an anthology of them. I wanted to read this book because I saw Armentrout was one of the authors. To no surprise, hers was my favorite! It had me smiling the entire time, and literally made me want to go and check out a dictionary.
Some of the stories I had to get used to because a few were written in second person! I haven’t read anything from that perspective before, so when I kept seeing “You,” I was like what??? But it didn’t take long to become accustomed to those author’s stories, even though they still felt a little weird!
So, if you want to read a compilation of short stories to give you that awww feeling, then definitely check this one out!!! Armentrout’s story is what made this 5 stars, though!
Do you like short stories?