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 international bestselling author 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.

Featuring stories by Leigh Bardugo, Francesca Lia Block, Libba Bray, Cassandra Clare, Brandy Colbert, Tim Federle, Lev Grossman, Nina LaCour, Stephanie Perkins, Veronica Roth, Jon Skovron, and Jennifer E. Smith.

Published by St. Martin's Griffin in 2016.

I edited this anthology and contributed a story called "In Ninety Minutes, Turn North," which is a continuation of the story I wrote for My True Love Gave to Me ("It's a Yuletide Miracle, Charlie Brown") about Marigold and her handsome tree-lot boy, North.

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 Four (!!!!) starred reviews

 Junior Library Guild Selection

 Publishers Weekly pick for Best Summer Books, 2016

❤  YALSA's Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2017 list


“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 ★

"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 ★

"Perfect for a lazy day at the beach or a hot summer night."


“This title is a sizzling must-have that will be too hot to keep on shelves.”

— SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL, starred review ★