July 27, 2009

Slept away

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!

I was expecting a lot of slept away!!! I love sleepaway camp and Camp in general since i have gone since i was little. One of my favorite camp books this summer was SleepAway Girls- which was AMAZING!!!!! Although i was dissapointed with this book, i loved her writing! All of the girly comparisons and metaphors were fantastic! Its the plot that bothered me! It made camp seem unattractive and sour! A personal hell.... for some. I mean no gender bonding, minimal peope in a bunk, and activities that did not seem like fun! There was no personal discovery oradoration toward this camp by Laney- the main character. Plus a major problem also for me was their wasnt any boy-drama untill the last couple chapters. It was just regular plain boring girl drama! i did like Slept Away to a degree- i mean her writing is really relatable! Overall just a non-exciting plot.

3/5 suns

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