Title: Camp Kiss
Author: J. K. Rock
Series: Camp Boyfriend
Publisher: Spence Hill Press
Release Date: Mar 26, 2013
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….
This is a fun, light read that is a prequel to the “Camp Boyfriend” series. I read these out of order and this might be my favorite one so far. Perhaps because the characters were younger and a bit more innocent.
This story of first love is refreshingly sweet. So fun to see these lively characters full of personality come together for the first time. I learned so much more about Seth’s character. I am now looking forward to more of his story that will be released this summer in the new book “Camp Crush.” If you haven’t read it yet, you need to read “Camp Boyfriend” before “Camp Crush” to get the full story.
These stories all show teens trying to learn to relate to one another and their families on a variety of levels. They come to camp and have the opportunity to break out of the mold they fit into at school. They learn about themselves as they have fun and build new relationships. I highly recommend this series!