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Summer Days and Summer Nights: Twelve Love Stories



edited by
Stephanie Perkins

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Macmillan
Imprint
St. Martin’s Griffin
ISBN
9781250079121

Awards and Honors
The Kirkus Prize 2016 Nominee, Young Readers
Booklist 2016 Top 10 Books for Youth, Romance
YALSA 2017 Best Fiction for Young Adults
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Tales of summer love—from the searingly real to the endearingly fantastical—by twelve popular authors, including Libba Bray, Veronica Roth, and Tim Federle.

POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Language: Strong Language, Sexual Content: Strong Sexual Content/Themes, Drugs/Alcohol/Tobacco: Underage Use, Drugs/Alcohol/Tobacco: Marijuana Use, Drugs/Alcohol/Tobacco: Drug Use/Abuse

Details

Format

Print

Page Count

400

Trim Size

5 1/2" x 8 1/4"

Dewey

F

AR

5.3: points 20

Lexile

HL800L

Genre

Fiction

Scholastic Reading Counts

29

JLG Release

Jul 2016

Book Genres


Topics

Romance fiction. Summer. Relationships. Monsters.

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Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, Booklist*, Kirkus Reviews*, Publishers Weekly*, School Library Journal*

School Library Journal

[STARRED REVIEW]
In this latest anthology and follow-up to 2014’s My True Love Gave to Me, Perkins returns with an enthralling collection of steamy summer love stories penned by an all-star cast, which includes Lev Grossman, Veronica Roth, and Libba Bray. The stories are by turns bittersweet, unexpected, and unapologetically hopeful, and themes of endurance, bravery, and determination emerge as the teens navigate issues such as broken families, ending relationships, life after high school, and identity. Standouts include Brandy Colbert’s “Good Luck and Farewell,” a realistic look at two Chicago teens who have lost family members, one to South Side violence, the other to depression, and Grossman’s “The Map of Tiny Perfect Things,” the story of two teens who live the same day repeatedly, which enables them to create the titular item. Francesca Lia Block offers up a gloomy look at love lost, but the vast majority of the selections end on a hopeful, if not an altogether happy, note. Fantasy, soft horror, science fiction, and paranormal all take their place beside the prevalent realistic pieces, and it seems that the authors took the call for diversity to heart, providing not only racial but sexual and developmental diversity as well. There is a fair amount of cursing and sexually charged language, Block’s story presents a matter-of-fact sexual encounter, and not all tales will appeal to all readers, but there is something for everyone here. VERDICT This title is a sizzling must-have that will be too hot to keep on the shelves.—Alea Perez, Westmont Public Library, IL

Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

[STARRED REVIEW]
In this latest anthology and follow-up to 2014’s My True Love Gave to Me, Perkins returns with an enthralling collection of steamy summer love stories penned by an all-star cast, which includes Lev Grossman, Veronica Roth, and Libba Bray. The stories are by turns bittersweet, unexpected, and unapologetically hopeful, and themes of endurance, bravery, and determination emerge as the teens navigate issues such as broken families, ending relationships, life after high school, and identity. Standouts include Brandy Colbert’s “Good Luck and Farewell,” a realistic look at two Chicago teens who have lost family members, one to South Side violence, the other to depression, and Grossman’s “The Map of Tiny Perfect Things,” the story of two teens who live the same day repeatedly, which enables them to create the titular item. Francesca Lia Block offers up a gloomy look at love lost, but the vast majority of the selections end on a hopeful, if not an altogether happy, note. Fantasy, soft horror, science fiction, and paranormal all take their place beside the prevalent realistic pieces, and it seems that the authors took the call for diversity to heart, providing not only racial but sexual and developmental diversity as well. There is a fair amount of cursing and sexually charged language, Block’s story presents a matter-of-fact sexual encounter, and not all tales will appeal to all readers, but there is something for everyone here. VERDICT This title is a sizzling must-have that will be too hot to keep on the shelves.—Alea Perez, Westmont Public Library, IL

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