by J.K. Rock
Publication Date: July 2, 2013
Publisher: Spencer Hill Contemporary
Format: Paperback, ebook
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The summer of her dreams is about to get a reality check.They said it couldn't be done, but geeky sophomore Lauren Carlson transformed herself into a popular girl after moving to a new school halfway across the country. Amazing what losing her braces and going out for cheerleading will do. Only trouble is, the popular crowd is wearing on Lauren's nerves and she can't wait to return to summer camp where she's valued for her brain instead of her handsprings. She misses her old friends and most of all, her long time camp-only boyfriend, Seth. This year she intends to upgrade their relationship to year-round status once she's broken up with her new, jock boyfriend, Matt. He doesn't even begin to know the real her, a girl fascinated by the night sky who dreams of discovering new planets and galaxies.But Matt isn't giving her up without a fight. As he makes his case to stay together, Lauren begins to realize his feelings run deeper than she ever would have guessed. What if the guy she thought she was meant to be with forever isn't really The One? Returning to Camp Juniper Point was supposed to ground her uprooted life, but she's more adrift than ever. Everything feels different and soon Lauren's friends are turning on her and both guys question what she really wants. As summer tensions escalate, Lauren wonders if she's changed more than she thought. Will her first big discovery be herself?
I am a big fan of Spencer Hill Press and a big fan of YA contemporary. So, when those two elements are combined to make Spencer Hill Contemporary, I am one HAPPY camper!
This cover is perfect, and I'm not just saying that! :) It feels contemporary and young, very simply fresh. I certainly know I'd gravitate toward it if I saw it on a bookstore bookshelf. I probably wouldn't even read the description before heading to the checkout line with it gripped in my excited fingers.
I'm surprised it's the first of a series, but I like to think the more the merrier in this situation.
Let me know in the comments: What do you think of Camp Boyfriend's cover? Are you excited for the story?