About The Book

In this “optimistic, exuberant tale,” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) two teens find unexpected romance and harmony amid the crowd at a legendary music festival.

Michael is unsure about most things. Go to college? Enlist in the military? Break up with his girlfriend? All big question marks. He is living for the moment, and all he wants is to enjoy a few days at the biggest concert of the summer.

Cora lives in the town hosting the music festival. She’s volunteering in the medical tent. She’s like that, always the good girl. But there is something in the air at this concert, and suddenly Cora finds herself wanting to push her own boundaries.

When Michael and Cora meet, sparks fly, hearts race, and all the things love songs are written about come true. And they’ve got three days of the most epic summer ahead of them…

About The Author

Photograph by Robyn Von Swank

Sarvenaz Tash is the author of The Geek’s Guide to Unrequited Love (a YALSA Top Ten Quick Pick for Reluctant YA Readers), Three Day Summer, The Mapmaker and the Ghost, and Virtually Yours. She was born in Tehran, Iran, and grew up on Long Island, New York. She received her BFA in film and television from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. This means she got to spend most of college running around and making movies. (It was a lot of fun.) She has dabbled in all sorts of writing, including screenwriting, copywriting, and professional tweeting. Sarvenaz currently lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (May 19, 2015)
  • Length: 304 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781481439336
  • Grades: 7 and up
  • Ages: 12 - 99
  • Lexile ® 710L

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Raves and Reviews

A positive portrait of a much-maligned era, this optimistic, exuberant tale is recommended for readers who've wondered why the '60s were so great.

– Kirkus Reviews *STARRED REVIEW

"THREE DAY SUMMER will transport you back in time to Woodstock, drown you in incredible music, and introduce you to a couple you'll never forget. It's the perfect summer getaway."

– Tamara Ireland Stone, author of Time Between Us and Every Last Word

Music-savvy readers will find themselves singing along to mentions of Jimi Hendrix and other top acts....VERDICT A real page-turner for fans of romance, music, and the swinging 1960s

– School Library Journal

Awards and Honors

  • Kansas State Reading Circle List High School Title

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