How I Survived My Summer Vacation

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How I Survived My Summer Vacation
First edition cover
Author Various
Country United States
Language English
Series Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Genre Horror novel
Publisher Pocket Books
Publication date
August 1, 2000
Media type Print (hardback and paperback)
Pages 288
ISBN 0-613-63300-8
Preceded by Coyote Moon
Followed by The Suicide King

How I Survived My Summer Vacation is an anthology novel, consisting of six short stories, based on the U.S. television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

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Written by Michelle Sagara West

Buffy continually sees the death of everyone she touches while she heads out to LA to spend summer vacation with her dad. She must come to terms with her own death before the deaths of others will disappear from her mind.

Absalom Rising[edit]

Written by Nancy Holder

Absalom tries to obtain the Master's bones from Giles, who has them kept in his house.

Looks Can Kill[edit]

Written by Cameron Dokey

A shapeshifter comes to town. Giles, Angel and Jenny must deal with it before it gets to the Slayer.

No Place Like...[edit]

Written by Cameron Dokey

While shopping in LA, Buffy runs into a fortune-teller who tells her that she's the warrior sent to free the spirit of her dead child. Buffy must solve the mystery of the daughter's death and why her spirit isn't free.

Uncle Dead and the Fourth of July[edit]

Written by Yvonne Navarro

A newly risen vampire raises the war veteran General Sam from the grave. General Sam, crazy and still sure that World War II rages on, decides to seize Sunnydale since he believes it has been infiltrated by the enemy. Giles, Jenny and Angel must stop the General and his legion of zombie followers.

The Show Must Go On[edit]

Written by Paul Ruditis

Willow and Xander are running a play at the local theater, unaware that the stage crew are vampires who have a love for Shakespeare. After several deaths in a Shakespearian fashion, Giles, Jenny and Angel decide to remove the vampire threat on the night of the play.

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