Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Camp Rolling Hills by Stacy Davidowitz

Stephanie (who's been nicknamed Slimey at camp) is looking forward to going to camp and seeing her friends again.  While she's on the bus making her way there, she sees a cute boy in another seat.  She just barely manages to meet him when she drops her colored pencils and he returns them to her.  She's thinking she might like to talk to him at camp but doesn't have the chance right away.

Amulet Books sent me an ARC of this book to read for review (thank you).  It will be published May 10th.

I've never been to camp but it sure sounds like a challenge.  The kids are expected to participate in sports, learn new arts and crafts and more.  They even have a talent show.  The highlight of this story, though, are the raids on the different cabins.  The mixed up romance is right on top of the story totem, too.

The boy she's interested in gets nicknamed Smelly.  One of the girls from the cabin besides Slimey has her eye on Smelly.  She gets one of the boys from his cabin to talk her up and get him to dance with her.  He's agreeable because he thinks he's talking about Slimey.  It's a big mix-up and embarrassment for him.

The letters home from camp are a hoot.  They're all at the same camp but you wouldn't know it by reading the letters.

When the boys come and steal some of the girls' things, they decide to get even.  They go confiscate the boys' boxer shorts.  The story gets funnier and sillier the further you go.

Smelly and Slimey get back together again.  And they are both looking forward to camp next year!

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