Two young artists have a chance meeting on the last night of summer arts camp in this YA novel in verse and dialogue cowritten by acclaimed authors Jeff Zentner and Brittany Cavallaro.
Jude loves photography, and he’s good at it, too. Between his parents’ divorce and his anxiety, being behind a camera is the only time his mind is quiet.
Florence is confronting the premature end of her dance career as a degenerative eye disease begins to steal her balance. She’s having a hard time letting go.
The two meet at Sunrise Night, their sleepaway art camp’s dusk-to-dawn closing celebration, and decide to take a chance on each other. Their one rule: No contact for a year after the sun has risen. Over the course of three Sunrise Nights, will Florence and Jude find a deeper connection and learn who they are—and who they could be together?
Jeff Zentner is the author of the New York Times Notable Books The Serpent King and In the Wild Light. He has won the ALA’s William C. Morris Award, the Amelia Elizabeth Walden Award twice, the Muriel Becker Award, and the International Literacy Association Award for Young Adult Fiction and has been longlisted twice for the Carnegie Medal. Before becoming a writer, he was a musician who recorded with Iggy Pop, Nick Cave, and Debbie Harry. He lives in Nashville.
Brittany Cavallaro is the New York Times bestselling author of A Study in Charlotte and the Charlotte Holmes novels. With Emily Henry she wrote the young adult thriller Hello Girls. Cavallaro is also the author of the poetry collections Girl-King and Unhistorical and is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship in poetry. She lives in Michigan, where she teaches creative writing at Interlochen.
"An ode to those magically elastic nights of summer, when anything and everything feels possible. A knockout!” — Emily Henry, #1 New York Times bestselling author
"If there were any doubts that the combined forces of Zentner and Cavallaro would knock our socks off, this gorgeous book lays them to rest." — David Arnold, New York Times bestselling author
"Funny, lyrical, and utterly charming--Sunrise Nights is a whip-smart romantic stunner. I absolutely loved it." — Jasmine Warga, New York Times bestselling author
"An emotional duet. Together, the voices gradually create their own source of 'new light.' Beautiful!" — Margarita Engle, Newbery Honor-winning author and Young People's Poet Laureate Emeritus