06 June 2014

Review: Summer State of Mind

Summer State of Mind by Jen Calonita
Publisher: Poppy
Publishing date: April 22, 2014

SUMMER STATE OF MIND is about fifteen-year-old Harper McAllister, who is sent off to Whispering Pines summer camp after her parents receive her most recent credit card bill. Harper thinks her summer is ruined when she arrives at camp and realizes that her expensive clothes and shoes wont help her make friends at the Pines. Soon enough though, she steps out of her comfort zone, and begins to fit in. But when Harper accidentally ruins the camp’s chance to be music video stars, she once again becomes an outsider. Will she ever make things right, or will Harper end up right back where she started? Although the book is geared toward a more girly audience, I would recommend it for anybody getting ready to start off the summer! It is upbeat, funny, and an overall easy read. Each character was relatable, and I enjoyed getting to witness Harper’s view about camp changing as her summer went on. This book is perfect for ages 12 and up.

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