My introduction to gay YA fiction was Steve Berman’s masterful novel Vintage, a deft combination of love story and ghost story. So I had high expectations of The Boys of Summer, a gay YA anthology edited by Berman. The book does not disappoint. These stories are sometimes humorous, sometimes inspiring, and always lively. I’ve read anthologies in which a real clunker suddenly turns up—the kind that makes you ask, “How did that one get in here?” But there are no clunkers in this book; they all fit perfectly.