Dear Reader,

We've actually been developing the story of WHAT IF IT'S US since early 2014. We had the idea for it before we ever met in person. We'd been emailing back and forth for a few weeks, and at that point, we were exchanging some of our favorite past embarrassing moments. One of Becky's had to do with a Craigslist Missed Connection ad she'd placed in her early twenties, for a cute guy she made eye contact with at a coffee shop. She never found the coffee shop guy, but Adam saw a YA book concept in the missed connection and the book was born.

We hope you like it!

-Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera

Themes : romantic comedy, LGBTQ, inclusion