Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Sleepaway Girls + 100th post!

When Sam's best friend gets her first boyfriend, she's not ready to spend the summer listening to the two of them call each other "pookie." Sick of being a third wheel, Sam applies to be a counselor-in-training at Whispering Pines camp in the New York Catskills. But what she doesn't realize is that it's not going to be all Kumbaya sing-alongs and gooey s'mores. If Ashley, the alpha queen of Whispering Pines, doesn't ruin Sam's summer, then her raging crush on the surfer-blond and flirtatious Hunter just might. At least she has playful Cole, who's always teasing her, but is oh-so-comfortable to hang out with, and the singular gang of girls that become fast friends with Sam-they call themselves the Sleepaway Girls.
from amazon.com

Beth says 4 Stars...
I'm not a huge fan of summer camp. Hiking is seriously not my thing. This book, however, was pure summer fun. It was light and fluffy. There were some serious stereotypes among the characters, though. There's the the ever so hot jerk, the guy friend who also just happens to be hot as well, and the mean queen bee. It was more than a bit of a guilty pleasure read for me. The plot flowed well and was interesting. It captured my attention against my will (I've mentioned my prejudice against anything that could be considered chick-lit). I found Sam to be an easy character to like despite her inability to act on occasion. The others were fun as well, particularly where romance novels were concerned. I enjoyed the sub-plot involving Sam's mom; it made the story a bit different and was somewhat unexpected. This is a great summer read. It's funny, light, and fluffy, plus it's about summer camp. How much more summery can you get?

It's crazy to think that this is our 100th post! We've been doing this for longer than I thought. We love it, and love all of you fantastic readers!


celi.a said...

Congrats on your 100th post! That's fantastic! Love the cover of that book...very vivid colors and pretty composition.

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