MY TRUE LOVE GAVE TO ME: TWELVE HOLIDAY STORIES
If you love holiday stories, holiday movies, made-for-TV-holiday specials, holiday episodes of your favorite sitcoms and, especially, if you love holiday anthologies, you're going to fall in love with My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories by twelve bestselling young adult writers, edited by international bestselling author Stephanie Perkins.
Featuring stories by Holly Black, Ally Carter, Matt de la Peña, Gayle Forman, Jenny Han, David Levithan, Kelly Link, Myra McEntire, Rainbow Rowell, Stephanie Perkins, Laini Taylor, and Kiersten White.
Published by St. Martin's Griffin in 2014.
I edited this anthology and contributed a story called "It's a Yuletide Miracle, Charlie Brown," which is about a girl named Marigold, a boy named North, a beautiful Christmas tree lot, and one life-changing night. A continuation of this story was published in Summer Days and Summer Nights.
PRAISE & ACCOLADES
❤ Four (!!!!) starred reviews
❤ Junior Library Guild Selection
❤ ALA Booklist Top 10 Romance Fiction for Youth: 2015
"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 ★
"Satisfying and just sweet enough, like a good Christmas cookie, this will obviously appeal to those readers who get out the holiday decorations the day after Halloween, and it may even convert a Scrooge or two."
—THE BULLETIN OF THE CENTER FOR CHILDREN'S BOOKS
"It's that rarest of short story collections: There's not a single lump of coal."
—KIRKUS REVIEWS, starred review ★
" It's a marvelous collection, certain to earn a treasured spot on many Y.A. shelves."
—THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW
"There's no shortage of cozy setups for holiday romance in this captivating collection of short stories . . . a rare seasonal treat."
—PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, starred review ★
"Stunning and diverse, this holiday anthology is pure magic. Perkins' sharp editing ensures each story flows seamlessly alone and within the collection . . .This is what all anthologies should aspire to be."
—RT BOOK REVIEWS, Top Pick
"Never mind the winter holidays; booktalk this title all year round."
—SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL, starred review ★
"My True Love Gave to Me is a plummy treat . . . Its best stories are worth savoring long past the seasonal expiration date and even beyond the teen years."
—THE WASHINGTON POST