Summer Days and Summer Nights: Twelve Love Stories
Summer Days and Summer Nights: Twelve Love Stories
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Annotation: A collection of summertime romances by twelve young adult authors includes contributions by such notables as Francesca Lia Block, Lev Grossman, and Veronica Roth.
Catalog Number: #119858
Format: Publisher's Hardcover
No other formats available
Copyright Date: 2016
Edition Date: 2016
Illustrator: Tierney, Jim,
Pages: 384 pages
Availability: Available
ISBN: 1-250-07912-8
ISBN 13: 978-1-250-07912-1
Dewey: Fic
LCCN: 2015049000
Dimensions: 22 cm.
Language: English
Reviews:
Kirkus Reviews
Summer meets love in both fantasy and reality in this anthology featuring renowned writers of both teen and adult fiction. Punk-romance regret reigns in Francesca Lia Block's rich-yet-minimalist "Sick Pleasures," while the pressure of making life-changing choices underlies Libba Bray's hilarious zombie horror "Last Stand at the Cinegore," Veronica Roth's "Inertia," and editor Perkins' heart-smart "In Ninety Minutes, Turn North." In this summer companion to Perkins' previous winter holiday romance anthology, My True Love Gave to Me (2014), characters are universally deftly drawn, and the language is typically distinct and compelling. Repeated themes include struggling with well-being, witnessing separation or divorce, or being left by one or more parents, as well as the impacts of those experiences on building trust and new relationships. While the collection holds variety in setting and genre, as well as in sexual orientation, the racial and ethnic diversity of characters isn't as broad as one might hope. Yet this is a star-studded lineup that doesn't disappoint, wisely capped by Lev Grossman's brilliant "The Map of Tiny Perfect Things," in which the protagonists experience time repeating in an endless loop—until it doesn't. An intelligent beach read with heart, soul, and sizzle. (Short stories. 12-18)
Starred Review for Kirkus Reviews
Summer meets love in both fantasy and reality in this anthology featuring renowned writers of both teen and adult fiction. Punk-romance regret reigns in Francesca Lia Block's rich-yet-minimalist "Sick Pleasures," while the pressure of making life-changing choices underlies Libba Bray's hilarious zombie horror "Last Stand at the Cinegore," Veronica Roth's "Inertia," and editor Perkins' heart-smart "In Ninety Minutes, Turn North." In this summer companion to Perkins' previous winter holiday romance anthology, My True Love Gave to Me (2014), characters are universally deftly drawn, and the language is typically distinct and compelling. Repeated themes include struggling with well-being, witnessing separation or divorce, or being left by one or more parents, as well as the impacts of those experiences on building trust and new relationships. While the collection holds variety in setting and genre, as well as in sexual orientation, the racial and ethnic diversity of characters isn't as broad as one might hope. Yet this is a star-studded lineup that doesn't disappoint, wisely capped by Lev Grossman's brilliant "The Map of Tiny Perfect Things," in which the protagonists experience time repeating in an endless loop—until it doesn't. An intelligent beach read with heart, soul, and sizzle. (Short stories. 12-18)
Starred Review ALA Booklist
*Starred Review* As she did with My True Love Gave to Me (2014), Perkins once again collects 12 romances from a bevy of best-selling YA authors. This time, though, she switches seasons. Cozy fireplace tales begone: these stories are all about summer loving. The shared theme might seem limiting, but this is a far cry from formulaic, as the stories range widely in genre and tone, often with surprising depth. From the truly fantastical (Leigh Bardugo's "Head, Scales, Tongue, Tail") to sci-fi (Veronica Roth's "Inertia") to the requisite summer-camp story (Jennifer E. Smith's "A Thousand Ways This Could All Go Wrong"), love in its many forms raight and gay, beginning, rekindled, and ending examined here. Other notables include Libba Bray's "Last Stand at the Cinegore," where, on the closing night of a movie theater where Kevin works with his crush, a horror movie becomes startlingly real; Tim Federle's "Souvenirs," where two boys who met working at an amusement park for the summer approach their previously designated breakup day; and Jon Skovron's contemporary Regency spoof, "Love Is the Last Resort," where workers at an upscale resort meddle in their patrons' love lives. Really, though, 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.
Word Count: 130,289
Reading Level: 5.3
Interest Level: 9-12
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 5.3 / points: 20.0 / quiz: 182225 / grade: Upper Grades
Reading Counts!: reading level:7.3 / points:29.0 / quiz:Q68835
Lexile: HL800L

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.

Head, scales, tongue, tail / by Leigh Bardugo
The end of love / by Nina LaCour
Last stand at the cinegore / by Libba Bray
Sick pleasure / by Francesca Lia Block
In ninety minutes, turn north / by Stephanie Perkins
Souvenirs / by Tim Federle
Inertia
by Veronica Roth
Love is the last resort / by Jon Skovron
Good luck and farewell / by Brandy Colbert
Brand new attraction / by Cassandra Clare
A thousand ways this could all go wrong / by Jennifer E. Smith
The map of tiny perfect things / by Lev Grossman.

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