Meet Cute: Some people are destined to meet. by Jennifer L. Armentrout audiobook

Meet Cute: Some people are destined to meet.: Some People Are Destined to Meet

By Jennifer L. Armentrout , Dhonielle Clayton , and various authors
Read by Caitlin Davies , Bahni Turpin , and others

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    ISBN: 9780525529033

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. Listeners 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, speculative 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. Audiobook Table of Contents: "Siege Etiquette" by Katie Cotugno, read by Caitlin Davies "Print Shop" by Nina LaCour, read by Dara Rosenberg "Hourglass" by Ibi Zoboi, read by Bahni Turpin "Click" by Katharine McGee, read by Betsy Struxness "The Intern" by Sara Shepard, read by Kyla Garcia "Somewhere That's Green" by Meredith Russo, read by Dara Rosenberg "The Way We Love Here" by Dhonielle Clayton, read by Bahni Turpin "Oomph" by Emery Lord, read by Betsy Struxness "The Dictionary of You and Me" by Jennifer L. Armentrout, read by Caitlin Davies "The Unlikely Likelihood of Falling in Love" by Jocelyn Davies, read by Bahni Turpin "259 Million Miles" by Kass Morgan, read by Sullivan Jones "Something Real" by Julie Murphy, read by Kyla Garcia "Say Everything" by Huntley Fitzpatrick, read by Caitlin Davies "The Department of Dead Love" by Nicola Yoon, read by Sullivan Jones

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Summary

Summary

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.

Listeners 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, speculative 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.

Audiobook Table of Contents:
"Siege Etiquette" by Katie Cotugno, read by Caitlin Davies
"Print Shop" by Nina LaCour, read by Dara Rosenberg
"Hourglass" by Ibi Zoboi, read by Bahni Turpin
"Click" by Katharine McGee, read by Betsy Struxness
"The Intern" by Sara Shepard, read by Kyla Garcia
"Somewhere That's Green" by Meredith Russo, read by Dara Rosenberg
"The Way We Love Here" by Dhonielle Clayton, read by Bahni Turpin
"Oomph" by Emery Lord, read by Betsy Struxness
"The Dictionary of You and Me" by Jennifer L. Armentrout, read by Caitlin Davies
"The Unlikely Likelihood of Falling in Love" by Jocelyn Davies, read by Bahni Turpin
"259 Million Miles" by Kass Morgan, read by Sullivan Jones
"Something Real" by Julie Murphy, read by Kyla Garcia
"Say Everything" by Huntley Fitzpatrick, read by Caitlin Davies
"The Department of Dead Love" by Nicola Yoon, read by Sullivan Jones

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Performed by a talented cast, this inclusive collection offers refreshingly diverse perspectives, including lesbian, gay, and transgender points of view. Love stories tend to make for good listening, and the frequent first-person point of view lends itself well to the audio format. As is the case with most anthologies, there are stronger and weaker stories, but with such great narrators and so many choices, that’s a small problem. Female voices outnumber male, which makes Sullivan Jones’s ‘259 Million Miles’ a standout. And Bahni Turpin’s presentations—including ‘Hourglass’ and ‘The Unlikely Likelihood of Falling in Love’—are also wonderful listens.” AudioFile
“The people and situations vary, but it all comes down to that effervescent moment of ‘hello.’” Entertainment Weekly
“A collection that adds much-needed diversity to the existing teen-romance genre.” Kirkus Reviews
“An enjoyable and diverse collection that never feels repetitive, despite the stories’ shared thematic underpinnings…All fourteen leave just enough magic and mystery to inspire readers to trust in a little bit of fate.” Publishers Weekly

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Author

Author Bio: Jennifer L. Armentrout

Author Bio: Jennifer L. Armentrout

Jennifer L. Armentrout (a.k.a. J. Lynn) is the #1 New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Wait for You, as well as the young adult Lux and Covenant series, among other books. She lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia.

Author Bio: Ibi Zoboi

Author Bio: Ibi Zoboi

Ibi Zoboi was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and immigrated to the United States when she was four years old. She holds an MFA in writing for children and young adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts, where she was a recipient of the Norma Fox Mazer Award. Her award-winning and Pushcart-nominated writing has been published in the Caribbean Writer, New York Times Book Review, Horn Book Magazine, Rumpus, and Haiti Noir, among other publications. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and their three children.

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Author Bio: Nicola Yoon

Author Bio: Nicola Yoon

Nicola Yoon is a #1 New York Times bestselling author. She grew up in Jamaica and Brooklyn and currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband and daughter. She’s also a hopeless romantic who firmly believes that you can fall in love in an instant and that it can last forever.

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Author Bio: Sara Shepard

Author Bio: Sara Shepard

Sara Shepard is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Pretty Little Liars series. Her first story ever, which she both wrote and illustrated, was about friendly yellow creatures that lived in a backyard garden. It won second prize at the State College, Pennsylvania, library and was bound and placed on the shelf. Shepard and her sister, Alison, have been creating many joint creative projects for years—claymation movies, art installations, and video game designs—based on a world they made up when they were six and nine years old. They’re pretty sure they’re the only ones who find the world funny, though.

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Author Bio: Meredith Russo

Author Bio: Meredith Russo

Meredith Russo started living as her true self in late 2013 and never looked back. If I Was Your Girl was partially inspired by her experiences as a trans woman. Like Amanda, Meredith is a gigantic nerd who spends a lot of her time obsessing over video games and Star Wars. She is the lucky parent of Vivian and Darwin, the two best children on the planet.

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Author Bio: Julie Murphy

Author Bio: Julie Murphy

Julie Murphy lives in North Texas with her husband who loves her, her dog who adores her, and her cats who tolerate her. When she’s not writing or trying to catch stray animals, Julie can be found in a library smelling old books and manning the reference desk.

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Author Bio: Kass Morgan

Author Bio: Kass Morgan

Kass Morgan received a BA from Brown, where she studied history and literature, and a master’s degree from Oxford, where she learned how to queue and walk on cobblestones in high heels. She currently works as an editor and lives in Brooklyn, where she continues to wear impractical shoes.

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Author Bio: Katharine McGee

Author Bio: Katharine McGee

Katharine McGee is from Houston, Texas. She studied English and French literature at Princeton and has an MBA from Stanford. It was during her years living in a second-floor apartment in New York City that she kept daydreaming about skyscrapers … and then she started writing.

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Author Bio: Emery Lord

Author Bio: Emery Lord

Emery Lord is the author of Open Road Summer, The Start of Me and You, and When We Collided. She lives with her husband in Ohio, where they are owned by two rescue dogs.

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Author Bio: Nina LaCour

Author Bio: Nina LaCour

Nina LaCour is the author of the Michael L. Printz Award winner We Are Okay and the widely acclaimed Hold Still, The Disenchantments, and Everything Leads to You. She is also the coauthor, with David Levithan of You Know Me Well. Formerly a bookseller and high school English teacher, she now writes and parents full time.

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Author Bio: Huntley Fitzpatrick

Author Bio: Huntley Fitzpatrick

Huntley Fitzpatrick always wanted to be writer ever since growing up in a small, coastal Connecticut town much like the Stony Bay of her novels, My Life Next Door and What I Thought Was True. After college she worked in many fields, including academic publishing and as an editor at Harlequin. Fitzpatrick is currently a full-time writer, wife, and mom to six children.

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Author Bio: Jocelyn Davies

Author Bio: Jocelyn Davies

Jocelyn Davies is the author of A Beautiful Dark and A Fractured Light. She edits young adult fiction at a publishing house in New York, a job that has allowed her to cultivate a keen interest in all things angsty, hilarious, and/or unrequited. She is a graduate of Bates College, and lives in an apartment overflowing with books.

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Author Bio: Katie Cotugno

Author Bio: Katie Cotugno

Katie Cotugno went to Catholic school for thirteen years, which makes her, as an adult, both extremely superstitious and prone to crushes on boys wearing blazers. She is a 2011 Pushcart Prize nominee whose work has appeared in the Mississippi Review, Iowa Review, and Argestes, among other literary magazines, as well as on Nerve.com.

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Author Bio: Dhonielle Clayton

Author Bio: Dhonielle Clayton

Dhonielle Clayton writes fiction for middle grade, young adult, and women and was named a Best Author of YA Fiction by BookRiot in 2019. She earned an MA degree in children’s literature from Hollins University and an MFA in writing for children at the New School. She taught secondary school for several years and is a former librarian and cofounder of Cake Literary, a creative kitchen whipping up decadent and diverse literary confections for readers.

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Author Bio: various authors

Author Bio: various authors

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Details

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Romance
Runtime: 9.71
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English