Camp So and So – book review

Camp So-and-So
by Mary McCoy
* * * Stars (Pretty good)

25 girls end up at a weird summer camp where they are grouped into cabins of 5 and are forced to play out a series of stories for an audience of inhuman beings that take their entertainment from the experience (unbeknownst to the girls when they arrive). Cabin 1 has to compete in various normal camp activities (sports, arts & craft, entertainment), Cabin 2 thinks they are going to be murdered by the ghost of Abigail – a former camper, Cabin 3 has been given a quest, Cabin 4 finds their soul mates and become obsessed with meeting them, and Cabin 5 disappears entirely behind a wall of thorns. Their stories start out separately and are gradually woven together, culminating in a final showdown/throwdown between campers, inhuman beings, and camp owner. Bizarre story and set up, but hey, if you love summer camp novels, you may stick with it! Requires some patience from the reader to figure out what’s going on. Getting inside the heads of the campers helps get you invested in their stories’ outcomes. For high school teens.

Reviewed by YA Librarian

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