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Love Yourself

YA writers answer real-life teens' letters in the anthology Dear Heartbreak.

Love Yourself

BOOK REPORT for Dear Heartbreak: YA Authors and Teens on the Dark Side of Love edited by Heather Demetrios

Cover Story: Heartfelt
The Wallflower: "We Have to Be Who We Are" by Libba Bray
The Guarded: "Knock Down These Walls" by Ibi Zoboi
The Mythbusters: "Own Your Heart" by Jasmine Warga; "Life in the Friend Zone" by Varian Johnson
The Survivors: "We're Not Alone" by Kim Liggett; "Down the Rabbit Hole and Out the Other Side" by Cristina Moracho; "Love Is All, Love Is You" by Heather Demetrios and Zach Fehst
Bonus Factors: Love Yourself, Introspection
Break Glass In Case Of: A Heart That Needs Mending

Trigger Warnings: "We're Not Alone" by Kim Liggett involves sexual assault; "Down the Rabbit Hole and Out the Other Side" by Cristina Moracho involves depression and suicidal thoughts; and "Love Is All, Love Is You" by Heather Demetrios and Zach Fehst involves dating violence.

I honestly could have talked about any of the letters other than the handful mentioned (and very nearly did) because they're all so, so worthwhile. Read the full book report over at our series on Kirkus!

Mandy Wan's photo About the Author: Residing in Edmonton, AB, Mandy unabashedly loves YA lit, frozen desserts, and terrible puns.