Up All Night: 13 Stories Between Sunset and Sunrise

Edited by Laura Silverman. Algonquin, $17.95 (352p) ISBN 978-1-64375-041-5
Multiple genres find a home in this intriguing anthology of 13 stories that each take place over one long night, written by YA authors including Brandy Colbert, Tiffany D. Jackson, Nina LaCour, and Marieke Nijkamp. Featuring characters of varying backgrounds and identities, the grouping kicks off with Karen M. McManus’s astonishing “Never Have I Ever,” about a high school game that turns into a murder mystery. A disabled teen gets snowed into an Atlanta flower shop with her former best friend in Kayla Whaley’s touching “Old Rifts and Snowdrifts.” A gay vigilante with “slightly-above-human” powers struggles to come out to his crush in Julian Winters’s inspirational “Under Our Masks.” And in Laura Silverman’s funny “Creature Capture,” an introverted high schooler hunts the Loch Ness Monster via an augmented reality game while wrestling with how a relationship has changed. Representing multiple forms of love—between crushes, friends, pets, and siblings—this group of stories offers an inclusive range of narratives and twisty endings alongside sound lessons about love, joy, and life’s natural changes. Ages 12–up. (July)
Reviewed on : 05/27/2021
Release date: 07/01/2021
Genre: Children's
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