Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Sleepaway Girls by Jen Calonita

It's the summer and Sam can't stand being around her best friend and her new boyfriend; hearing them call each other "honey" and "baby" is completely nauseating. To escape, Sam takes a job as a counselor-in-training at Whispering Pines camp in the New York Catskills. She's never been to camp before, but she's sure that she'll fit in just fine. And she does. All the girls like her and she's caught the eyes of two cute guys: Hunter and Cole. But there's still the camp director's daughter Ashley, who's made it her life mission to terrorize Sam. Even having to constantly watch her back for Ashley's tricks, Sam still feels at home at Whispering Pines. She's become fast friends with three of the girls in her cabin - and they call themselves the Sleepaway Girls.

I thought this book was so cute! I've never been to camp, but reading Sleepaway Girls made me want to go really bad! Everyone loved being there for the summer and it just felt like a big happy family (well, sometimes it did). Whispering Pines was its own little world and I felt as if I could go on reading forever about Sam and her friends. I loved reading about all the characters, even the unsavory ones, like Ashley, but even she ended up not being too bad. There were two cute love interests for Sam to choose between, but it's obvious to the reader immediately who's the better catch. That typical plot device is usually annoying, but was less annoying in this book (probably due to the great atmosphere). Even the little campers had a ton of personality and they were funny, too! The writing was good and so was the plot. Sleepaway Girls was a quick and easy read, and perfect to get you ready for summer.

9 out of 10.

Release Date: May 1, 2009

7 comments:

Iryna said...

All of these great books in my TBR pile is making it difficult to figure out which book to read next.

Brilliant review!

Carrie said...

I really want to read this one. It's not my ususual thing, but it sounds like a lot of fun. Great review!!

Donna said...

I'm looking forward to getting my hands on this book. But I have ulterior motives!

Bookworm said...

OMG I really want to read this....it sounds so cute! And I just LOVE that adorable cover! (:

Thao said...

I just found out about this book and I'm in love already. THanks for the review!

TheBookworm said...

Agreed! :D Great review (and its all absolutely true!). I love how Cole was described as JonasBoyesque. Really cute and happy book.

Lisa said...

the book is amazing and it's so good i want my own copy.