Summer Sleep-Away Named A Top 10 Teen Book for Summer

Summer Sleep-Away is the tale of a young boy's first summer at sleep-away camp. Far from home, separated from his family and not knowing a soul, Mattie Kleinfeld is scared, homesick and cries himself to sleep.


A new summer reading list for teens, compiled from recommendations of parents, teen readers, and the help of librarians, named Summer Sleep-Away by Ofer Aronskind one of the top ten teen books. The list was created to encourage teens to read more for pleasure, especially while they are on hiatus from school.


The list of 10 books, culled from a few hundred submissions is divided into 2 categories – classic and contemporary books. Many of the parents who contributed to the list, said they recommended books that were written for teens but they enjoyed reading as well.


According to Teen Vogue, “There’s an all-too-common misconception that teenagers don’t read because they’re too glued to their phones/addicted to Netflix/consumed by the Internet.


The whole idea is totally silly because YA [Young Adult] is one of the bestselling book genres out there and the film adaptations of so many teen novels, from The Hunger Games to The Perks of Being a Wallflower, have totally dominated the box office.”


“It is an honor to be included in a list of great books. I love writing, and getting recognition for it makes it all the more satisfying,” stated Summer Sleep-Away author Ofer Aronskind.


Aronskind writes for the young adult audience. His six novels are based on a combination of his own experiences, combined with that of his three sons.


Summer Sleep-Away is the tale of a young boy’s first summer at sleep-away camp. Far from home, separated from his family and not knowing a soul, Mattie Kleinfeld is scared, homesick and cries himself to sleep. But soon the tears give way to new friends and fantastic adventures which lead Mattie to a huge surprise along the path of self discovery. Mattie’s story will engage the imagination of every reader and capture the heart of any adult that was ever a kid.


Summer Sleep-Away ISBN-13: 978-1475977561 is 186 pages, and available in paperback and eBook formats from Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble.com


Ofer Aronskind is an author of teen novels often involving coming of age topics, such as social awareness, self-discovery and building confidence. Having come to this country at the age of six, Ofer knows what it’s like to grow up as outsider. By drawing on events from his life, as well as those of his three teenage sons, he has been able to vividly recreate some of life’s most memorable experiences in his young-adult novels. His books include: Summer Sleep-Away, That Same Summer, Escape From Sunday School, The Celebrities of Summer School, This Side of the Street and The Upstate Boys


Ofer also speaks about his books, experiences and inspiration for writing at schools, libraries and local bookstores. To learn more about Ofer’s speaking engagements and books visit his website http://oferaronskind.com/


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