Friday, February 26, 2016

Freak Camp: Posts From a Previously Normal Girl - A 13 year-old girl comes of age (with a LGBT main character, and an LGBT parent and step-parent)

Freak Camp: Posts From A Previously Normal Girl by Jessica V. Barnett

Thirteen-year-old Celeste Jardine has one priority for the summer: to identify her source — earth, air, water, or fire. Only then can she register for one of the four public source schools and avoid being sent to Fluidity, the local private school for unidentified teens. Things explode the last day of school when Celeste learns that her perfect best friend, May, is going away to earth camp for eight weeks. To add insult to injury, Celeste's mom has decided to send her to summer camp at the very place she has been trying so hard to avoid ... Fluidity. Celeste resolves to try anything under the sun—or on the Internet—to get into source school in the fall. But, after rekindling a friendship with her estranged neighbor, Rainie, Celeste must confront startling new truths about who she is, who she loves, and where she wants to be when fall classes start.

The author self-published this novel. Add your review of "Freak Camp" in comments!

1 comment:

AmyVen said...

The author is a cousin of mine, so I freely admit that I'm biased. On the other hand, I love this book, even after going through it four or five times (I was part of her proofreader/commenter group).

It's a fun read. I cared about what happened to the characters -- even the ones who were going through those difficult teen periods when they weren't always likable.