on May 19, 2015
Genres: Young Adult
I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
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 all the while, three days of the most epic summer await them…
I’ve always had a fascination with the 60’s and 70’s. I have often thought I was born in the wrong decade. So when I heard about Three Day Summer by Savenaz Tash it felt like a dream come true. A YA that takes place at Woodstock? I had to read it right away. I’m so very happy to say that it did not disappoint.
Three Day Summer is told from alternating perspectives and I loved that. Cora and Michael are so very different. It was great getting to see the festival through each of their eyes. I felt like their relationship happened realistically. It was sweet watching it unfold. I really enjoyed their chemistry.
A big part of my 60’s love is the music. It was just better then. I was a little worried that the music would just be skimmed over in the book. I didn’t want it to be just a backdrop, and it wasn’t. Michael’s love for music shines on every page and that makes it a huge part of the story. The music, artists, and the feelings it inspires are talked about so much that it feels like you are there with Cora and Michael. That was an incredible feeling.
Three Day Summer is a short, well paced read. It’s prefect for summer and music lovers. This is such a fun debut. I’m looking forward to reading more by Sarvanaz Tash and I recommend you read this one.