Short stories for a YA audience are something you don’t see every day, and perhaps that was why I was immediately attracted to Summer Days & Summer Nights (many thanks to Rachel Petty at Macmillan for providing me with this book!). The best thing about this reading experience was the exposure to new authors. Although I am a long-ago Stephanie Perkins convert, for example, I’d never read anything by Leigh Bardugo. Now I’m planning on rushing to my local indie this afternoon and buying Six of Crows.
Every story is pretty stellar, but other favorites include those by Lev Grossman and Tim Federle.
In short, read this book. You won’t be disappointed.