Friday, July 5, 2013

Review: Camp Boyfriend & Camp Kiss by JK Rock

Camp Kiss by JK Rock
Published Date: March 2013
Publisher: Spencer Hill Contemporary
Genre: YA

The Story: The Camp Kiss That Started It All…

Lauren Carlson, a fourteen-year-old expert on the cosmos, superheroes, and science fiction trivia has a crush on her longtime camp friend, Seth. Last summer she’d dreamed about upgrading their relationship to BF/GF status and this year she has a plan… if only her well-meaning cabin mates wouldn’t interfere before she’s ready. She hasn’t even adjusted to her new braces yet, let alone imagined kissing Seth with them. When a dare pushes her out of her comfort zone, will she and Seth rocket out of the friendzone at last? There’s only one way to find out….

My Review:  The perfect start to a great series!  Everyone remembers their first kiss.  And Lauren gets to have hers while at camp, which she loves going to.  Could be becuase there's Seth - who doesn't seem to mind much!  He's the perfect gentleman, and it's funny watching Lauren and Seth's bunkmates trying to get these two together! 

Camp Boyfriend by JK Rock
Published Date: July 2013
Publisher: Spencer Hill Contemporary
Genre: YA

The Story:
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?

My Review:  Wow, so in love with this book!  From Camp Kiss, we learn that Lauren and Seth were only together during the summers.  But this summer is going to be different.  She's already changed, straight hair, no braces, a cheerleader to boot!  And as Lauren goes back to camp, she's hoping that nothing changed. 

JK Rock has given us a story where outside appearances don't always reflect the inside!  And the best friends, are the ones who stick with you.  I will tell you one thing, the ending wasn't what I was expecting!!  Which guy will Lauren end up with?  Well, you need to pick up a copy of Camp Boyfriend to find out!

You can order SIGNED copies of CAMP BOYFRIEND by calling Anderson's Book Shop in Larchmont, NY : 914-834-6900.

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