When everyone else goes to bed, the ones who stay up feel like they’re the only people in the world. As the hours tick by deeper into the night, the familiar drops away and the unfamiliar beckons. Adults are asleep, and a hush falls over the hum of daily life. Anything is possible.
It’s a time for romance and adventure. For prom night and ghost hunts. It’s a time for breaking up, for falling in love—for finding yourself.
Stay up all night with these thirteen short stories from bestselling and award-winning YA authors like Karen McManus, Tiffany D. Jackson, Nina LaCour, and Brandy Colbert, as they take readers deep into these rarely seen, magical hours.
Title: Up All Night: 13 Stories Between Sunset and Sunrise
Editor: Laura Silverman
Publication Date: July 13, 2021
Publisher: Algonquin Young Readers
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary
On top of having the title of a classic One Direction song, this book also was an absolute blast to read. It had something for everyone with everything from mysteries to sappy romance. I loved every minute of it!
Truly, this book was a neverending joy. I loved that each story was so different, yet still so enjoyable. And most of them ended way too soon! Most of these short stories could have been made into a full-length novel and I would have loved them all the same.
I particularly loved NEVER HAVE I EVER by McManus, KISS THE BOY by Joy, UNDER OUR MASKS by Winters, and MISSING by Glasgow. Each of these stories was very different and so I loved them for different reasons. One thing from each of them though was the intrigue and twists in McManus’, the romance in Joy’s and Winters’, and the extreeeeeeeme creepiness and shock factor of Glasgow’s.
You’ve gotta read this one! Even if you’re not interested in all the stories, I guarantee you’ll love more than one. I know you’ll be glad you read it.
Great review! This book definitely slipped under my radar (despite having such a great group of authors). I have put it on my list, hopefully a paperback is released soon!
I'm All Booked Up YA says
We’re adding this to our TBR. We especially want to read McManus’s short story.