In this summer romance, two teens find unexpected 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 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 songs are written about come true. And they’ve got three days of the most epic summer ahead of them…
|Publisher:||Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.00(d)|
|Age Range:||12 - 17 Years|
About the Author
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.
Read an Excerpt
Three Day Summer
“You. Are. A. Candy. Cane.”
The boy grips me by the arms, his enormous glassy eyes staring right at my chest through his long bangs.
Under normal circumstances, I would feel terrified and violated. Instead, I roll my eyes.
“He means candy striper,” Anna says as she zips across the tent, bringing paper cups of water to the zoned-out patients slumped against the far side.
“Yeah, I get it,” I say before calmly extracting the boy’s fingers from my arms. “Sir,” I say as firmly as I can. “Have a seat.”
Of course, there are no available chairs to sit on, but the ground is probably a sea of fluffy marshmallows to this guy. At least, based on the way he momentarily forgets he has knees and goes crashing to the floor.
“He’ll feel that in the morning,” Anna says as she zips back.
“He’s not feeling it now,” I mutter as the boy stares at the hem of my dress with a goofy grin plastered on his face. He’s drooling.
“Mmmmm . . . candy.”
It’s only eleven a.m. on Thursday. The concert hasn’t even started yet.
It’s going to be a very long weekend.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
August 15-18 is the anniversary of Woodstock music festival! and i relived that time by reading this book! i make fan arts for books and while drawing Micheal and Cora, I was listening to the music! and i now know why it was special. reading this book made me learn why this event is so special. historical at the same time contemporary and it is beautiful! i really liked this book very much. if anything though, i thought the insta love and the flow of the book was kinda spotty for me. but the message that the book wanted to come across is just too beautiful. self-discovery, fighting for what you believe in, feminism, courage, and just a lot more things make this book so beautiful! this is such a special book. the book is set almost 50 years ago but it seems so contemporary with what is happening to the world right now due to politics, rights, and peace. and I think this book can be relevant for a very long time as long as Woodstock is relevant. and i find books that can be timeless so astonishing beyond words. Cora and Michael can definitely embody the modern teenager with college, what to become in the future and so forth. their discovery of each other pushed themselves to be better individually. and i really think that's one thing you'll know if this is true love. like i said, not a fan of how their insta love came to be. but it definitely is love. this book is definitely amazing on its own way. and i'm so happy to finally understand to beauty of music, camaraderie, peace, and love. *i won a paperback of this book on a giveaway
This was a fabulous summer read. Having been born in 1970, I've always heard so much--good and bad--about Woodstock. THREE DAY SUMMER brought the whole experience to life for me and I LOVED it.
This book completely transported me. I literally felt like I was there. Even when I wasn't reading, I was thinking of the characters and how the story would play out. Tash does an amazing job of taking an important time in history and making you feel as though you are living it. RIGHT NOW. When I finished the book I wanted to go find some footage of the concert just to see if I could see Cora and Michael in the audience. They were that real to me. Loved it.
I love books that transport me to another place and time, and THREE DAY SUMMER did just that! Throw in the fact that it’s brimming with music history and takes place in the summer, and you had me at “Thursday, August 16” (1969). It was a pleasure spending time with Michael and Cora and through them experiencing the three days of love and peace in Bethel, New York that were Woodstock. Told in alternating points of views, we get to know Michael and Cora and see how this pivotal event leads them each to a personal epiphany and perhaps true love. I could have easily spent more than three days with these charming characters at Yasgur’s farm. Perhaps Sarvenaz Tash will consider a companion novel?