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Girl Meets Boy Blog Tour – and Contest!

I am very excited to introduce you to this creative and interesting work of short stories edited by Kelly Milner Halls.  Every story has two sides, right?  So what happened when Kelly Milner Halls asked 12 authors to write short stories that each told one side of parallel stories?  You get Girl Meets Boy. Learn how you can win a sopy signed by all 12 authors after the jump.

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Girl Meets Boy tells 6 stories from both the boys and the girls point of view; to make it even more fun – a popular guy author writes the girls side of the story and a popular girl author writes the boys side of the story.  How they met, first kisses, and more.  It’s all there, every triumph and heartbreak that happens when Girl Meets Boy.

·         The good-looking jock who falls for a dangerous girl never learns to be loved
·         A basketball star and the artistic (and shorter) boy she never knew she wanted
·         A gay boy looking for love online and the girl who could help make it happen
Advance Praise:
 « “A superb offering” – Kirkus Reviews, starred review
“Passionate” – Booklist
“A thoughtful collection” – Publishers Weekly

The authors in this book include: Chris Crutcher and Kelly Milner Halls (book editor), James Howe and Ellen Wittlinger, Rita William-Garcia and Terry Trueman, Joseph Bruchac and Cynthia Leitich Smith, Terry Davis and Rebecca Fjelland Davis, and Sarah Ryan and Randy Powell.

You and your teens can enter to win a copy of this book signed by all 12 authors! All you need to do is tweet (@TLT16, #the2012project), upload to the TLT Facebook wall, or e-mail me (kjensenmls@yahoo.com) a picture of your teens holding their favorite books.  These pics will be used as part of The 2012 Project.  No names will be included to protect everyone’s privacy.  One winner will be randomly drawn.  Contest runs January 29th – February 14th.

So celebrate what happens when Girl Meets Boy, when boy meets girl, and when everyone meets book (including this fabulous read).

Here is everything you wanted to know about Girl Meets Boy, including some additional contest opportunities on Wattpad.

Girl Meets Boy discussion guide
Girl Meets Boy excerpt
Girl Meets Boy on Kelly Milner Halls website (a compilation of reviews can be found here)

Wattpad Contest
The Girl Meets Boy writing contest is now live on Wattpad!

Wattpad is featuring the guy’s side of the story, and inviting their members to write same scene from the girl’s perspective. Stories should be no more than 300 words long, and the deadline is February 8th. Winners will be announced on February 14th.
One Grand Prize winner will get:
·         A copy of Girl Meets Boy signed by all 12 contributors
·         A critique of 25 pages of writing by editor Kelly Milner Halls
·         A 30-minute Skype consultation with Kelly
·         A copy of Kelly’s favorite how-to book on writing
Four runners-up will win a copy of Girl Meets Boy signed by all 12 contributors
Next stop on the Boy Meets Girl blog tour: The Story Siren

The TLT Girl Meets Boy contest is open to teens and their favorite teen librarians. One winner will be drawn by random to win a copy of Girl Meets Boy edited by Kelly Milner Halls and signed by all 12 authors. Deadline for entries is February 14, 2012. The 2012 Project, however, will run through all of 2012.  Look for other fun contests throughout the year as we try to reach our goal of 2,012 pictures of teens reading and using their library in 2012.


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