Camp | Lev A.C. Rosen | Review

“Honey, Ive been around the block a lot longer than you have, and I promise you, a man who makes you change to be with him isnt worth it.”





Sixteen-year-old Randy Kapplehoff loves spending the summer at Camp Outland, a camp for queer teens. It’s where he met his best friends. It’s where he takes to the stage in the big musical. And it’s where he fell for Hudson Aaronson-Lim – who’s only into straight-acting guys and barely knows not-at-all-straight-acting Randy even exists.

This year, though, it’s going to be different. Randy has reinvented himself as ‘Del’ – buff, masculine, and on the market. Even if it means giving up show tunes, nail polish, and his unicorn bedsheets, he’s determined to get Hudson to fall for him.

But as he and Hudson grow closer, Randy has to ask himself how much is he willing to change for love. And is it really love anyway, if Hudson doesn’t know who he truly is?


Firstly I want to say thank you to the Fantastic Flying Book Club for sending me a copy of this book and for allowing me to be part of the blog tour.

I am struggling with reviewing this one. It was okay, it was cute however I just didn’t grip me. I didn’t love it, but I didn’t hate it. I dont really know what to say about it.

At times I found some of the characters really irritating and the overuse of certain words started to annoy me. Once I noticed this it was something that I couldn’t not notice which irritated me that little bit more. I mean none of the characters were bad characters, the writing style wasn’t bad, but certain things I did find got on my nerves as the chapters went on which reduced my enjoyment.

I did like the underlying message that Camp gave to the reader. I think it is so important for young people going through this to know that you should never change yourself for anybody else. You should never pretend to be somebody else just to catch another persons eye. This message was so important and the author did a very good job at getting that across.

This was an easy to read book, it was cute and a very quick read. I devoured it within a day. I would recommend this book, I just dont think it is my favourite genre and maybe not the book for me.

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