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The Emoji Guide to Falling in Love

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How DOES one meet meet that special someone these days? Fear not: we broke down exactly how the characters in some of our favorite YA romances fell in love…using emojis.

 

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Translation: after your family’s world is turned upside down, stumble upon a scrumptious-smelling pizzeria where you will find the best pizza, a best friend, and a boy who’s the best at seeing you for the first time.

 

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Translation: the summer before college, break up with your perfect boyfriend and open your heart to the city boy working on a documentary about a reclusive artist in your beach hometown.

 

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Translation: when trying to reconcile your dreams of going to university with your family’s intention for you to run the estate, look to the boy who has many secrets – especially when rumors of a rebellion start to spread.

 

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Translation: get stuck in an elevator and finally get to know the boy who’s lived across from you and your strict parents forever when the power goes out at a hospital.

 

Translation: move past your history of heartbreak after you get an amazing set designing job in L.A. where, when a famous actor dies, you’ll uncover an inheritance letter that will lead you to love.

 

Translation: when you can’t understand what’s going on with your relationships with pretty much everyone in your life and your sister gets engaged to the worst guy ever, open your eyes, look around, and rewrite your definition of love.

 

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Translation: after getting special powers that turn you into a guardian-debutante hybrid, reevaluate your current relationship and put a fresh pair of eyes on your nemesis since grade school.

 

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Translation: after admiring the extremely large and super fun family next door for years, finally break down the fence and get to know what’s been there all along.

 

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Translation: if the young Caliph in your land weds a new girl and has her executed each morning, volunteer to marry him for the sake of revenge and make it until dawn…you may find that things are not as they seem.

 

 

 

 

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