Slept Away by Julie Kraut

Slept Away

byJulie Kraut

Kobo ebook | May 26, 2009

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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!

From the Trade Paperback edition.

Title:Slept AwayFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:May 26, 2009Publisher:Random House Children's BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0375892702

ISBN - 13:9780375892707

Appropriate for ages: 14


Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not Bad Just finished reading this book, and overall it was an okay book. The story was alright, with a bad ending. It is about a teen girl growing up in the heart of New York City, getting ready for a summer of hanging out with her best friend doing nothing, when her mother decides to send her away to camp. At camp she finds a friend in her dorky roommate, and ends up falling for the "loser" boy from back home. All in all a pretty typical story line with not a whole lot to keep you interested and wanting more. I was pretty disappointed with the ending as I am one of those readers that likes everything brought together, and I feel that did not take place in this novel.
Date published: 2011-06-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Thought It Would Be Better So like the title says, I thought the novel would be better, but who am I kidding? I knew from the back cover exactly what to expect and wasn't wrong in the slightest. Poor Laney Parker. Her mother has forced her to attend summer camp at Camp Timber Trails for six weeks, away from the New York City and her home in the Upper East Side. Laney doesn't want to go to summer camp. She know she'll hate summer camp, and it only gets worse when she sees the horrid clothes her mother packed her and well, nature. Oh and don't worry, she won't let us readers forget it. Oh no, for more than 200 pages, we get to read about Laney complaining about every little thing, from having to swim in the pool, from eating the awful food (ok, I would complain about that too), from having to wake up early, from having to wear awful, bright clothes, from having to do some chores, from having to actually participate in some of the activities (which I think could be fun...), from... ok... I'm sure you get the point now. Anyways, it gets rather boring after awhile after so much repetitiveness. Maybe I didn't enjoy it more because of her attitude? On the up side, when Laney finally makes a friend, it's a much more bearable read and what do you know, between whining about everything, Laney develops a crush. Only thing is, her crush would not be crush-worthy back home. The dialogue gets more interesting and I found myself enjoying the novel more instead of being annoyed by it. There were actually some laugh-out-loud funny moments!
Date published: 2009-07-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Great Summer Read! I had high hopes for this novel and was not disappointed at all! Its funny, witty and overall a great read. Julie does a great job developing the characters and making you feel like your actually there. I would love to read more about these characters in a sequel, they were that good, :).
Date published: 2009-06-03