Summer Sleep-Away Achieves #1 Bestseller Status in Teen Book Category

Published on July 20, 2015

Summer Sleep-Away, a novel by Ofer Aronskind, became a bestseller on Amazon in the teen category. The book is a coming-of-age story based on the author’s own experiences at a summer camp owned by his family.

Aronskind, who writes for the young adult audience, is the author of 6 novels, including Summer Sleep-Away. The books are based on ­­­­­his own memories of his youth, combined with those of his three sons.  Summertime is a topic Aronskind returns to often, reflecting his love of the outdoors and camp experiences. His new book The Upstate Boys is due out in the fall of 2015.

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. It is not the canoe trips or overnights that set this summer apart; it is not even his first girlfriend. It is a clue that he and his pals stumble upon that leads them to the adventure of a lifetime, to a vast treasure and to a window that sheds light on Mattie’s unique background. Mattie’s story will engage the imagination of every reader and capture the heart of any adult that was ever a kid. A reviewer compared Summer Sleep-Away to Stand By Me.

“I am thrilled to have made the best seller list because it tells that my audience is enjoying reading my stories.” stated Aronskind.”

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

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 an 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 or local bookstores. To learn more about Ofer’s speaking engagements and books visit his website


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