Summer Days and Summer Nights

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Summer Days and Summer Nights

Maybe it's the long, lazy days, or maybe it's the heat making everyone a little bit crazy. Whatever the reason, summer is the perfect time for love to bloom. Summer Days and Summer Nights: Twelve Love Stories, written by twelve bestselling young adult writers and edited by the international bestselling Stephanie Perkins, will have you dreaming of sunset strolls by the lake. So set out your beach chair and grab your sunglasses. You have twelve reasons this summer to soak up the sun and fall in love.

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Summer Days and Summer Nights
(Updated: February 21, 2016)
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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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