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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.
About the Author
STEPHANIE PERKINS has always worked with books—first as a bookseller, then as a librarian, and now as a novelist. She's the author of the international bestsellers Anna and the French Kiss and Lola and the Boy Next Door, as well as Isla and the Happily Ever After. My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories is her first anthology. Stephanie and her husband live in the mountains of North Carolina.
“Readers will be enticed by more than steamy romance in this volume of contemporary love stories from 12 popular authors, a summery companion to My True Love Gave to Me. The selections, ranging in tone from heartfelt to spooky to downright outlandish, find passion springing from some very unexpected places…In all cases, the authors captivatingly render the vulnerabilities of teenagers tentatively navigating the confusing maze of first love. Offering a sampling of many different genres, bright and distinct narrative voices, and a generous portion of tender moments, this book has something for everyone who has loved or longs for it.” —Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)
"There’s not a false note in the whole thing. These big-name authors deliver a collection that scorches as surely as any day in the sun." —Booklist (starred review)
"This is a star-studded lineup that doesn't disappoint...An intelligent beach read with heart, soul, and sizzle." —Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)
“This title is a sizzling must-have that will be too hot to keep on shelves.” —School Library Journal (Starred Review)
“The collection of short stories in Summer Days and Summer Nights are hilarious, engaging, haunting, and bittersweet…This is a great collection of tales that brings back memories of hot days and summer love.” —YA Books Central
“Holiday canoodling stories by twelve of the top YA authors? It's a Christmas miracle! This is the substantive stuff of dream stockings: a rollicking, blush-inducing, memorable holiday collection of breezy, bite-sized stories perfect a snug evening next to the fire.” —Booklist (Starred Review) on My True Love Gave to Me
“This collection of holiday stories reminds readers that while the season can be painful, it's also a time of hope. It's a marvelous collection, certain to earn a treasured spot on many Y.A. shelves.” —The New York Times Book Review on My True Love Gave to Me
“Stunning and diverse, this holiday anthology is pure magic. This is what all anthologies should aspire to be.” —RT Book Reviews, 4.5 Stars, "Top Pick" on My True Love Gave to Me