Slept AwayBook Title: Slept Away
Author: Julie Kraut
Number of Pages: 302
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers (May 26, 2009)

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!

Before Laney Parker can even enjoy her summer vacation, her mom decides to send her off to a summer camp. Laney’s deprived of her usual supply of Diet Coke, her best friend, Kennedy, and her city life. Laney’s popular status doesn’t withstand the mean girls with their butts as movable billboards. She’s at the bottom of the social ladder in her bunk, and pretty much the whole camp. But as days pass when she’s at camp, she’s beginning to have some different thoughts of the camp.

A cute, time-passing summer read is definitely appropriate category to class Slept Away into. There’s a lack of originality in the plot, but that’s not the problem. I didn’t find much meaning to the book, but I think the book may be aimed for younger ages. The non-existent climax with the mean girls was also a down point in the book too. I wanted a little more details on Laney and Ryan’s relationship. However, Laney’s thoughts to herself were pretty hilarious.


Listening To: A Thousand Miles by Vanessa Carlton
Thinkin’: YES! finally done with all of May reviews, now onto June reviews(:

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