Summer Days And Summer Nights: Twelve Love Stories by Stephanie PerkinsSummer Days And Summer Nights: Twelve Love Stories by Stephanie Perkins

Summer Days And Summer Nights: Twelve Love Stories

byStephanie Perkins

Hardcover | May 17, 2016

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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.

STEPHANIE PERKINS is the New York Times and international bestselling author of Anna and the French Kiss, Lola and the Boy Next Door, and Isla and the Happily Ever After, as well as the editor of My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories. She lives with her husband in Asheville, North Carolina.
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Title:Summer Days And Summer Nights: Twelve Love StoriesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:400 pages, 8.48 × 5.79 × 1.29 inPublished:May 17, 2016Publisher:St. Martin's PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1250079128

ISBN - 13:9781250079121

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Enjoyable The stories were all unique and interesting and it was fun to get to know these characters.
Date published: 2017-09-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved it! I love Lola and her relationship with her dads.
Date published: 2017-09-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Fun Summer Read! I was a bit disappointed. While individually there were some good stories I didn't feel like they all fit together under the theme of "Summer Romance." They were definitely love stories and I definitely enjoyed them, but I did not get the "summer vibe" from a lot of them and that left me a little sad. But some of these stories are flipping fantastic and I wish I had a lot more of them than just the little taste we got, especially Jennifer E. Smith's and Lev Grossman's stories. They were both SO GOOD. Here's a breakdown of my rating... Head, Scales, Tongue, Tail by Leigh Bardugo: 3.5* I thought this one was good. It was magical realism but also very summer-y. I felt the heat both in the air and between the characters and found myself engrossed in this story. I really didn't want it to end, so Leigh should write a full story of this. Just saying. The End of Love by Nina LaCour: 4.5* I really liked this one. I liked the way the relationship between the two girls evolved and that there was more to this story than just love. The camping trip was the epitome of summer to me. This story was pretty much the epitome of the anthology for me. Last Stand at the Cinegor by Libba Bray: 2* I should preface this by saying that I am not a fan of Libba Bray's paranormal writing. This one started off really good: I liked the idea of a crappy summer job, feeling stuck in one spot, and wanting to take a risk with someone. But the demon thing was iffy at best for me. I just wasn't feeling it and it felt like it was randomly thrown in there and I just couldn't get behind it. Sick Pleasures by Francesca Lia Block: 2.5* This one was actually so weird. I had a really hard time with it because there were no names, just first initials. Also the story was paced really awkwardly and I wasn't a fan. But it felt like summer in this one more than some of the others. In Ninety Minutes, Turn North by Stephanie Perkins: 5* STEPHANIE PERKINS IS A GODDESS. Souvenirs by Tim Federle: 5* Literally so good. I already really wanted to read THE GREAT AMERICAN WHATEVER, but now I am running to the bookstore to buy it. Federle's writing and voice is incredible and I loved this story. I also loved how real it was and that it didn't end with anything other than what was promised. I really like when characters make choices and stick to them, but I also really liked the journey our MC took in this story. For like 20 pages, this is probably one of the best coming of age stories I have read. Inertia by Veronica Roth: 3* Also, trigger warning in this one for suicide mention I did not get the summer vibe or really the romance vibe from this one at all. It felt like a weird dystopian and I was put off immediately and then never really connected with the story. But I did like that the MC had issues and thought maybe she should get some help for them. Love is the Last Resort by Jon Skovron: 4* This one was different. I liked it, but it was different. I wasn't a huge fan of how it was written, but I also liked it. I did think that one of the couples that got together was a bit quick to be declaring love but that is my only complaint. I really liked that all these kids and their parents had been coming to this resort year after year and knew each other as well as they did. It was so intriguing! Good Luck and Farewell by Brandy Colbert: 4* Also, trigger warning in this one for suicide mention I enjoyed this one. I felt a little meh about it until the end but it made me want to play bocce so I guess that is one for the win coloumn. Brand New Attraction by Cassandra Clare: DNF I got like 3 pages in and stopped. I am just not really a fan of Cassie's writing and I figured it would probably be for the best if I didn't read this one. A Thousand Ways This Could All Go Wrong by Jennifer E Smith: 5* I love love love Jennifer E. Smith's writing. She is a queen of writing summer romances, in my opinion. And I loved this story. I loved how hard our MC tried to get to know Noah and she was so patient with him. I also really liked the representation in this one. Ugh this story just stomped on my heart in the best of ways. The Map of Tiny Perfect Things by Lev Grossman: 5* This was probably my favourite story for like two reasons. One being that our MC was stuck in an infinite time loop and decided the best use of his time would be to read all the Sci-Fi and Fantasy books in the library which I would also do if I was on an infinite time loop. The second being the ending. I loved that all the tiny perfect things were so summer related and that they were minute things that every reader could agree were tiny perfect things. Now I want to go hunt out some of these things. Like if I could just have an expansion on this story, everything would be right in the world.
Date published: 2017-08-15
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not Worth It While one or two story are nice, it is not worht it overall. Anthology are in most case hit and miss and this one has more miss than it. Avoid.
Date published: 2017-08-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Stories Lots of wonderful stories. Introduced me to great new authors. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-07-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Some were great, others not so much I really enjoyed some of the stories featured in this bind up, but there were some that I really did not like at all. Nonetheless, this is a good book to read in the summer.
Date published: 2017-07-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved it!!! Lovable, cute stories for everyone!!
Date published: 2017-06-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So good! This anthology kicks off perfectly with a nice small town romance revolving around the hunt for a mythical lake creature. Extra points to Leigh Bardugo for referencing my own city's legendary Ogopogo! "a glimmering little mountain range, there and then gone, followed by the slap of - Gracie's mind refused to accept it, and at the same time clamored - a tale." The End of Love by Nina Lacour 3.5 stars As expected, Nina Lacour has penned another beautifully written f/f romance. In so little pages, it's impressive how she's managed to include great family discussion, new friendships, music and a fun trip with the romance staying center stage. It was lovely but honestly, a little dull. "The lyrics were confusing and contradictory, a lot like standing with your boyfriend's arm around you while sharing earbuds with a girl you wished you were kissing." Last Night at the Cinegore by Libba Bray 2.5 stars This story wasn't as compelling as a lot of the others in the anthology. Me and Libba Bray's story telling have never really gotten along, and this Goosebumps vibe "horror movies come alive" narrative had so much potential, but fell flat for me. "Some things you couldn't plan for; you just had to react in the moment and hope it was enough." Sick Pleasures: For A and U by Francesca Lia Block 3.5 stars I really liked the punk love in the 80's setting of this story, but it's clear memoir quality took a bit of the magic away, with the slow pace and gimmicky and confusing choice to use single initials instead of names. I very much appreciated the writing and would check out more from this author. "As hot winds blew us along the 101 freeway, stars that had died long ago burned holes in the night with their brightness." In Ninety Minutes, Turn North by Stephanie Perkins 5 stars I had no idea this was going to be a continuation of her story in the "My True Love Gave to Me" anthology! I loved the first part of this love story, and equally enjoyed this second installment, as we got to see more of the wonderfully developed characters and their second chance at romance. "This is why you're here, she reminded herself. To stop this sadness and guilt." Souvenirs by Tim Federle 4.5 stars This reminded me a lot of Daniel Handler or Jesse Andrew's writing that I love so much, with it's teenage rambly style full of heart. It follows 2 boys who have set a break-up date for their relationship; it was funny, cute and very authentic feeling. "Love is my family's currency. We spend love like it's money, like we're the richest people in the world." Inertia by Veronica Roth 5 stars This was an excellent science fiction story that, in true Veronica Roth fashion, had a strong element of dreams and controlling someone's mind while they are in a state of sleep. For such a short story, I appreciated how she managed to get a slower burning romance going, and I may have shed a little tear. "I want to tell you a story, that's all. And you'll bear with me, because you know this is all the time I get." Love Is The Last Resort by Jon Skovron 2 stars A love story at a summer resort. Scratch that, 3 love stories. I enjoyed the direct-to-reader style narration, but it was hard to get into the over dramatic quality and contrived dialogue. Not to mention, trying to get me invested in three different romances in just 40 pages is damn near impossible. "Dear reader, I want to assure you that this is not a story about love or romance, regardless of what you may have read on the cover." Good Luck and Farewell by Brandy Colbert 3.5 stars This was a wonderful story of a girl dealing with the loss of her mother, and now her cousin moving away, who has been her surrogate mom for years. It wasn't particularly memorable, but the romantic interest was great and the last line - just perfect. "She loves me, but that's a different kind of love, and it's not enough to make her stay." Brand New Attraction by Cassandra Clare 3 stars In a collection of amazing love interests, this fell short in the romance department. I really enjoyed the fantastical dark carnival, our main character and the exciting fast paced quality of this, but the romance was just not necessary and maybe would have been more successful for me if re-written, in a different anthology not romance-centered. "People come to our shows to feel scared, yeah. But they also come to live. To feel magic." A Thousand Ways This Could All Go Wrong by Jennifer E. Smith 3.5 stars There were a thousand ways this could have gone wrong in it's portrayal of autism, as I haven't been the biggest fan of Jennifer E. Smith's writing in the past. So this story was a nice surprise with it's thoughtfulness, however I didn't find myself particularly connected to the characters themselves their or romance. "And if I can spend so much time saying nice things when I don't really mean them, why shouldn't I be able to say them when I actually do?" The Map of Tiny Perfect Things by Lev Grossman 4.5 stars This anthology was perfectly paced, with this story being one of the stand outs for me. The mix of honest narration, humour, romance and introspectiveness of this temporal anomaly narrative was all on point. I wish there were about 20 more pages in the middle however. "Literally every single day after that was also August 4th. I went to bed on the night of August 4th. I woke up, it was the morning of August 4th."
Date published: 2017-04-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Hit and Miss Some of the stories were great but others were too forced.
Date published: 2017-03-10
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Loved Some, Hated Some I haven't personally had the best luck with anthologies in the past, including the previous Christmas one that was edited by Stephanie Perkin's, but since she's one of my all time favorite authors, I decided to give this one a go as well. However, it was once again a disappointment. I really loved Stephanie's story, Jon Skovron's story, and Jennifer E Smith's, but the other's ones I found kind of boring and/or weird, and I just couldn't get into them. Overall, I didn't feel this was worth my time, and I don't think I'll be picking up another short story anthology edited by Stephanie in the future, and will instead stick to her full length novels.
Date published: 2016-12-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Review from This is the Story of My(Reading) Life Short stories are very hit or miss with me. It's hard to fall in love with a story and its characters in 30ish pages. Some of my favourite authors have failed to impress me in the past. But I've also found some new authors through anthologies and getting a small taste of their writing. That's why I can't write short story collections off completely; even if they're not my favourite there's some good that come from reading them. Head, Scales, Tongue, Tale by Leigh Bardugo: It pains me to say this, but I just couldn't do it. I tried to read the first two pages a handful times and they are just nope. DNF The End of Love by Nina Lacour: I tried to read a book of Nina's years ago, but wasn't feeling it. Although over the years I've heard great feed back for her books. This short story definitely makes me want to give one of her full length books another go. The End of Love definitely left me wanting more of Flora's story. I want to know how she fairs with her parents divorce. Does Flora speak up and tell her parents how over the years she's been affected by their relationship also? I want to know more about Jessica and what she really means to Flora. I want to get to know Flora; her quiet personality. And more importantly, does camping with Hope, Travis and Mimi become part of her life too. I'd assume so after some kissing with Mimi. I want to see their relationship bloom. 4/5 Last Stand at the Cinegore by Libba Bray: Well reading this story just obnoxiously reminded me how long it has been since I've read a Libba Bray book. God, I forgot how peculiar and hilarious her stories are. I don't even know what to say here. It took a turn for the strange and I just rolled with it. Because in a weird way it all made sense and worked. Surprisingly, with my aversion to horror anything, I loved the setting of the Cinegore movie theatre. I can just see Kevin, David and Dani working there, slacking off, goofing off talking old horror movies. And the three of them together is too much. I was chuckling all over the place. Libba hinted at the more deep topics, but pretty much kept it light and ridiculous well weaving Kevin's worries and anxieties through that, um unique, turn of events. I know we're barely into the collection, but I have a feeling this story will be top contender as my favourite. 5/5 Sick Pleasure For A and U by Francesca Lia Block: Uh, what the hell was this? I don't even get it. For a short story collection that is called Summer Days and Summer Nights I'm looking for some upbeat fun stories, this was just depressing and inane. Add on the fact that nobody had a name. They all went by a letter. Which was just confusing as hell. I went in thinking how super short this story was and than upon finishing was obviously the only positive. There's nothing else to say, except how utterly pointless I found these few pages to be. 1/5 In Ninety Minutes, Turn North by Stephanie Perkins: I love that this is the same couple from Stephanie's story in My True Love Gave to Me. Two short stories on them is definitely better than one. Especially when it's a second chance romance. So far this story has felt the most like a summer read. Perkins vividly describes the mountain and national park that Marigold and North find themselves rehashing the past. Their story is cute. They're cute and sweet. At nineteen, both are trying to figure out their life and what they want as they enter adulthood, what's important. And like I said, it was just a really sweet second chance romance as they both realize the feelings are there and strong. 4.5/5 Souvenirs by Tim Federle: Well now get the love Tim's books get. If this short story is anything to go off of, he's a really conscious writer. I'm eager to now check out more of his work. Especially knowing it's very LGBQT+ positive. The title of this story is very fitting, first we have the natural summer setting of teens working at a run down amusement park. Secondly, souvenirs is metaphorically what Matty will be taking from his short summer fling with Kieth. Their relationship had an end day from the start and even though Matty knew Kieth wasn't his end game, it was still depressing for him. Especially when you're a little on the sensitive side. I liked the good and bad from their relationship; although Kieth wasn't the most considerate, he was still extremely conscious of making sure Matty knew all his strong points. Even when he was being self deprecating. Kieth would shut that down right away. So even though the relationship wasn't meant to last, it'll leave its mark on Matty, like souvenirs. 4/5 Inertia by Veronica Roth: Mm... I'm on the fence here. On the one hand I was surprised to see Roth deal incorporate depression into this story. As you all know I'm an advocate for mental health, and I believe Roth did an excellent job bringing it into her story, showing Claire's struggles with not wanting to take her meds and become flat. And also, Matt's assurance that taking her meds won't be the end of Claire. So, yes on that! I also really liked the glimpse into Claire's and Matt's friendship. It seemed really strong and genuine. But on the other scale, this story was far from peppy and based on what I expect this short story collection to be(cute summer romances), that was disappointing. Also, the story line was really wonky. The going from different memories made their friendship timeline not add up and I was just generally scratching my head. 2.5/5 Love is the Last Resort by Jon Skovron: So I guess we're supposed to believe this is an anti-love story but really just kidding; love is all around. Especially at an high end country resort. That's where all the most juicy love affairs go down, right? Oh and much drama between the rich guests. This was a fun story. Nothing to write home, and ultimately forgettable in the long run. But I liked the match making shenanigans that went down. The surprise narrator of the story made me chuckle. Also, the setting of a elite country resort is supper summer appropriate. So yea, a cute fun read. 3/5 Good Luck and Farewell by Brandy Colbert: I believe this story would work so much better as a full novel. In fact, I would love for Colbert to write it. There was really so much pushed into 30 pages and one main conversation that it was a little much. It would greatly benefit from expanding on. From what I glanced of Rashida and Pierre, I liked and again would probably love in a full story. Also, another story that really doesn't have the summer vibe. Yes the romance was there, but it was not the focus. Death and depression are important topics in YA, always. Just a little too dark and deep for 30 pages and what I thought was supposed to be a sunny, lazy day type read. 3/5 Brand New Attraction by Cassandra Clare: Well that's exactly the type of story you'd expect from Clare. Can't not have demons in there. But hey, it totally fit with the carnival setting. Which is totally appropriate for summer time. I may be more of a fair person. Either way. Funnily enough, I've found this story to be the only one that felt like it had a full arc and firm conclusion. So that was a surprise; a welcomed surprise. Besides all of that, I wasn't enthralled. I liked everything well enough. Lulu was a spunky carny girl who has the hots for her step-cousin. Since it also wouldn't be a Clare story without an incestuous relationship; even if these guys aren't technically related. It's still gross. 3/5 A Thousand Ways This Could All Go Wrong by Jennifer E. Smith: Yes! I knew Jennifer Smith would deliver. I finished this story with a big ass smile on my face. The only downside was that it was too short; I needs a full book of Annie and Griffin because adorable! Put a super big check in how Autism is shown so positively and both characters are wonderful. This story is exactly what I wanted from this anthology with the backdrop of a summer camp. Add it to the reasons why I can always depend on Jennifer Smith. Another cute and lovely read from her. 5/5 The Map of Tiny Perfect Things by Lev Grossman: Clever. Had the Groundhog Day thing going on. But of course a little different. I just had no connection to either the story or characters. Mark and Margaret finding the wow moments throughout the town was neat. And I'm definitely glad to have finally sampled Lev Grossman's writing; since I still need to read The Magicians. Ultimately that's all I got to say, fine. 3/5
Date published: 2016-05-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun Summer Read! Actual Rating: 4.5* Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I loved My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories that was edited by Stephanie Perkins so when I saw there was going to be a summer anthology, I squealed with joy. I love beach-y summer reads that have a good aspect of romance so I was ready and willing to take this book in. But I was a bit disappointed. While individually there were some good stories I didn't feel like they all fit together under the theme of "Summer Romance." They were definitely love stories and I definitely enjoyed them, but I did not get the "summer vibe" from a lot of them and that left me a little sad. But some of these stories are flipping fantastic and I wish I had a lot more of them than just the little taste we got, especially Jennifer E. Smith's and Lev Grossman's stories. They were both SO GOOD. *Also, there are two stories that have trigger warnings for suicide, so please be cautious as you read this one!* Here's a breakdown of my rating... Head, Scales, Tongue, Tail by Leigh Bardugo: 3.5* I thought this one was good. It was magical realism but also very summer-y. I felt the heat both in the air and between the characters and found myself engrossed in this story. I really didn't want it to end, so Leigh should write a full story of this. Just saying. The End of Love by Nina LaCour: 4.5* I really liked this one. I liked the way the relationship between the two girls evolved and that there was more to this story than just love. The camping trip was the epitome of summer to me. This story was pretty much the epitome of the anthology for me. Last Stand at the Cinegor by Libba Bray: 2* I should preface this by saying that I am not a fan of Libba Bray's paranormal writing. This one started off really good: I liked the idea of a crappy summer job, feeling stuck in one spot, and wanting to take a risk with someone. But the demon thing was iffy at best for me. I just wasn't feeling it and it felt like it was randomly thrown in there and I just couldn't get behind it. Sick Pleasures by Francesca Lia Block: 2.5* This one was actually so weird. I had a really hard time with it because there were no names, just first initials. Also the story was paced really awkwardly and I wasn't a fan. But it felt like summer in this one more than some of the others. In Ninety Minutes, Turn North by Stephanie Perkins: 5* STEPHANIE PERKINS IS A GODDESS. Souvenirs by Tim Federle: 5* Literally so good. I already really wanted to read THE GREAT AMERICAN WHATEVER, but now I am running to the bookstore to buy it. Federle's writing and voice is incredible and I loved this story. I also loved how real it was and that it didn't end with anything other than what was promised. I really like when characters make choices and stick to them, but I also really liked the journey our MC took in this story. For like 20 pages, this is probably one of the best coming of age stories I have read. Inertia by Veronica Roth: 3* Also, trigger warning in this one for suicide mention I did not get the summer vibe or really the romance vibe from this one at all. It felt like a weird dystopian and I was put off immediately and then never really connected with the story. But I did like that the MC had issues and thought maybe she should get some help for them. Love is the Last Resort by Jon Skovron: 4* This one was different. I liked it, but it was different. I wasn't a huge fan of how it was written, but I also liked it. I did think that one of the couples that got together was a bit quick to be declaring love but that is my only complaint. I really liked that all these kids and their parents had been coming to this resort year after year and knew each other as well as they did. It was so intriguing! Good Luck and Farewell by Brandy Colbert: 4* Also, trigger warning in this one for suicide mention I enjoyed this one. I felt a little meh about it until the end but it made me want to play bocce so I guess that is one for the win coloumn. Brand New Attraction by Cassandra Clare: DNF I got like 3 pages in and stopped. I am just not really a fan of Cassie's writing and I figured it would probably be for the best if I didn't read this one. A Thousand Ways This Could All Go Wrong by Jennifer E Smith: 5* I love love love Jennifer E. Smith's writing. She is a queen of writing summer romances, in my opinion. And I loved this story. I loved how hard our MC tried to get to know Noah and she was so patient with him. I also really liked the representation in this one. Ugh this story just stomped on my heart in the best of ways. The Map of Tiny Perfect Things by Lev Grossman: 5* This was probably my favourite story for like two reasons. One being that our MC was stuck in an infinite time loop and decided the best use of his time would be to read all the Sci-Fi and Fantasy books in the library which I would also do if I was on an infinite time loop. The second being the ending. I loved that all the tiny perfect things were so summer related and that they were minute things that every reader could agree were tiny perfect things. Now I want to go hunt out some of these things. Like if I could just have an expansion on this story, everything would be right in the world.
Date published: 2016-05-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A perfect summer read! I loved Stephanie Perkins’ winter anthology, My True Love Gave to Me, and I knew I’d love her summer anthology. In the same vein as the first anthology, Summer Days & Summer Nights is a cute anthology perfect for a day at the beach or wanting to escape the harsh sun while reading all about it. The authors in this anthology were just fantastic; Tim Federle and Nina LaCour wrote amazing LGBT romances, Stephanie Perkins delivered a follow-up to her short story from the first anthology, Lev Grossman created a wonderful and mind-bending world that was existential but deeply romantic, Jon Skorvon created a narrative that had more than one romance and much more. I won’t review every single story because I don’t want to give away any details, the stories are short enough that I think part of the magic is discovering them. But I will say that I enjoyed most of the stories. I was pleasantly surprised by how some of the stories had elements of fantasy, but all the stories were deeply romantic. Overall, I highly recommend Summer Days & Summer Nights to those looking for heart-warming and unique stories that are perfect for a day on the beach.
Date published: 2016-05-17

Editorial Reviews

"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