YA Authors and Teens on the Dark Side of Love
edited by Heather Demetrios
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
In this powerful collection, well-known YA authors answer real letters from teens all over the world about the dark side of love: dating violence, break-ups, cheating, betrayals, and loneliness. This book contains a no-holds-barred, raw outpouring of the wisdom these authors have culled from mining their own hearts for the fiction they write. Their responses are autobiographical, unflinching, and filled with love and hope for the anonymous teen writers.
With contributors Becky Albertalli, Adi Alsaid, Libba Bray, Mike Curato, Heather Demetrios, Amy Ewing, Zach Fehst, Gayle Forman, Corey Ann Haydu, Varian Johnson, A.S. King, Nina LaCour, Kim Liggett, Kekla Magoon, Sarah McCarry, Sandhya Menon, Cristina Moracho, Jasmine Warga, and Ibi Zoboi.
WE DARE YOU TO READ THIS BOOK ABOUT HOW SHITTY LOVE CAN BE
Love is a beast.
There are plenty of books about how love is rainbows and roses and butterfly kisses, but this is not one of them.
Praise for Dear Heartbreak
"Eighteen young adult novelists . . . respond to letters from real teenagers in this timeless and breathtakingly honest collection." —Booklist, starred review
"A masterful combination of painful honesty, gentle encouragement, and irreverent humor." —Kirkus Reviews