Camp Boyfriend (Camp Boyfriend #1)
written by J.K. Rock
published by Spencer Hill Contemporary
Disclosure: I had participated in the blog tour for Camp Payback (Camp Boyfriend #2) hosted by AToMR. (I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.)
Did I enjoy this book: I did. It was cute, sweet, quick, and gave a decent lesson.
I never went to camp when I was younger. It sounds like a good time. I think it would be interesting to go away for a few months and hang out with friends from all over that you grew up with at camp but don’t go to school with. It was neat to watch Lauren realize that her camp friends, and enemies, were a lot like her and her friends at school. Lauren and some of the other girls really grew up during this summer. She also learned quite a bit about herself, her boyfriend, her camp boyfriend, and the girls in the enemy cabin. It’s the cliche — don’t judge a book by its cover.(Not the book itself, the characters. You know, everyone has a story and they may not be as they seem on the outside.) Cliche or not, it rings true and sinks in.
Camp Boyfriend is a fun read, perfect for a summer day.
Would I recommend it: Sure! I want to read Camp Payback and catch up with the camp kids.
About the book: The summer of her dreams is about to get a reality check.
They said it couldn’t be done, but geeky sophomore Lauren Carlson transformed herself into a popular girl after moving to a new school halfway across the country. Amazing what losing her braces and going out for cheerleading will do. Only trouble is, the popular crowd is wearing on Lauren’s nerves and she can’t wait to return to summer camp where she’s valued for her brain instead of her handsprings. She misses her old friends and most of all, her long time camp-only boyfriend, Seth. This year she intends to upgrade their relationship to year-round status once she’s broken up with her new, jock boyfriend, Matt. He doesn’t even begin to know the real her, a girl fascinated by the night sky who dreams of discovering new planets and galaxies.
But Matt isn’t giving her up without a fight. As he makes his case to stay together, Lauren begins to realize his feelings run deeper than she ever would have guessed. What if the guy she thought she was meant to be with forever isn’t really The One? Returning to Camp Juniper Point was supposed to ground her uprooted life, but she’s more adrift than ever. Everything feels different and soon Lauren’s friends are turning on her and both guys question what she really wants. As summer tensions escalate, Lauren wonders if she’s changed more than she thought. Will her first big discovery be herself?