About Katrina Hedeen and Rachel L. Smith

Katrina Hedeen is assistant editor of The Horn Book Guide. Rachel L. Smith, former marketing and circulation manager for The Horn Book, Inc., is editor for an educational publisher and holds a master’s degree in library and information science from Simmons College.

What Makes a Good YA Love Story?

the Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight

It’s a simple formula. Boy meets girl (or, more often, girl meets boy. Or, less frequently, boy meets boy or girl meets girl). Boy and girl fall in love. One loses the other, or some other conflict arises. Then comes the happy ending. This plot, or some variation of it, is one we’ve read over […]