August 31, 2009

Slept Away by Julie Kraut

Laney Parker is a city girl through and through. For her, summertime means stepping out of her itchy gray school uniform and into a season of tanning at rooftop swimming pools, brunching at sidewalk cafes, and—as soon as the parents leave for the Hamptons—partying at her classmates’ apartments.But this summer Laney’s mother has other plans for Laney. It’s called Camp Timber Trails and rustic doesn’t even begin to describe the un-air-conditioned log cabin nightmare. Laney is way out of her element—the in-crowd is anything but cool, popularity seems to be determined by swimming skills, and the activities seem more like boot camp than summer camp.Splattered with tie dye fall out, stripped of her cell, and going through Diet Coke withdrawal, Laney is barely hanging on. Being declared the biggest loser of the bunk is one thing, but when she realizes her summer crush is untouchably uncrushable in the real world, she starts to wonder, can camp cool possibly translate to cool cool? Summer camp might just turn this city girl’s world upside down!
This book was definetly a cute light summer read. It was not my favorite campy type book. It had your typical mean girls and a camp crush but they weren't put together or something right.
The plot was good but kind of predictable. And the ending wasn't that good.
The characters were ok too. Laney was good but complained a lot but she did have a little sense of humor. And all the rest were ok.
I was actually expecting a better book and was kinda dissapointed.
3 out 5 stars

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