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Young Adult Fiction 1529
Summer Days and Summer Nights
(Updated: February 21, 2016)
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
I'm a huge fan of YA anthologies. The collection of short stories in SUMMER DAYS AND SUMMER NIGHTS are hilarious, engaging, haunting, and bittersweet. So there is something for everyone!

What worked: Short stories are perfect for those readers on the go and those who feel they might not have time to invest in a novel.

Some of my favorites are:

LAST STAND AT THE CINEGOR by Libba Bray is a hilarious tale set in a horror theater on it's last day of production and how a cursed film does it's own magic.

IN NINETY MINUTES, TURN NORTH by Stephanie Perkins shows how well-meaning intentions have a way of surprising you.

INERTIA by Veronica Roth shows a futuristic way of a dying person 'sharing' moments with loved ones.

SICK PLEASURES by Francesca Lia Block is a haunting tale of what might have been.

SOUVENIRS by Tim Federle is a bittersweet tale of summer love.

BRAND NEW ATTRACTION by Cassandra Clare brings a twist to new magic in a dark carnival.

There's also stories by Nina Lacour, Leigh Bardugo, and Jon Skovron. Each one shows different summer loves with equally engaging results.

This is a great collection of tales that brings back memories of hot days and summer love.
Good Points
1. Great collection of short stories by YA authors
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