Sleepaway Girls

Kobo ebook | May 1, 2009

byJen Calonita

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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.

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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...

Format:Kobo ebookPublished:May 1, 2009Publisher:Little, Brown Books for Young ReadersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0316052671

ISBN - 13:9780316052672

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Enchanted Book Nook Review My Review: I think the main reason I was drawn to this book, was that it was set at camp. I have never been been, the closest I have ever got was watching the Friday the 13th franchise, which oddly enough is the reason I wanted to go to summer camp in the first place. Weird, I know, but at this point it should not come as a shock to anyone. Anyway, Sam is finally doing something for herself this summer, and that's attending Whispering Pines CIT program (which apparently stands for Counselor In Training). Sam finds that camp is much different than she envisions, when she butts head with mean girl Ashley, meets not one, but two boys she finds attractive, and meets some new best friends that dub themselves the Sleepaway Girls. So lets just get right down to it, the main thing that bothered me throughout the whole the book, was the fact that Sam did everything that her bestie wanted her to do. Later in the book, the Sleepaway Girls tell Sam she's a people pleaser, and for some reason that just bugged me, it seemed like Sam could not really function for awhile without Mal by her side. I also thought that Sam promising she would send all her friends back home recorded tapes cheesy. I get you miss them, but a postcard goes a long way. Other than those two instances, the book was really good, I think the author did a really great job at creating down to earth characters, and capturing a lot off different personalities that I'm sure you would find at camp. The story flowed nicely (although seemed to end pretty quickly), and I'm excited to read the next book in this series. Positive Elements: Sam "finds herself" at Whispering Pines, she grows as a person and makes new friends that challenge her. Negative Elements: There are some swear words in this book, but nothing you wouldn't hear on a cable show. Then, of course, you have mean girl Ashley who basically spends every waking moment trying to ruin Sam and her friends, even going as far as bad mouthing Sam in front of her peeps. Spiritual Elements: God is mentioned, and His name misused a few times. Other Thoughts: I'm disappointed that I never learned what Color War is. Yes, I could just look it up, but that takes the magic of out it.
Date published: 2015-08-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sleepaway girls I love this book 3 rd time reading. Will there be or is there more about the Sleepaway Girls
Date published: 2014-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Summer Read! It's the kinda book that makes you wish that you were at camp with the main character rather than at home reading it. I loved it!
Date published: 2010-04-24