Waiting on Wednesday: Camp Payback

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases.

Camp Payback (Camp Boyfriend #2)
by J.K. Rock
Coming April 29, 2014
Spencer Hill Press

Alex has big plans for camp this year, starting with making it the best summer ever. Having fun and breaking some rules will get her the payback she wants against her parents and her ex-boyfriend. Because of his disgusting texts, she's headed to a super strict all-girls school in the fall. Then she meets Javier and revenge doesn't seem nearly as important as getting to know the troubled loner determined to keep a low profile at camp. But Alex's trouble-magnet personality and Javier's need to stay in the background don't mix nearly as well as their irresistible chemistry. With her home life eroding under her feet and her last year of summer camp speeding to a close, Alex wants to make her mark on the world and squeeze every bit of fun out of her time with Javier. Too bad her old plans for revenge turn back on her just in time to ruin everything. Will she lose Javier too?

Why I want it:
Camp Boyfriend was one of my favorite new series in 2014 because it's just so darn fun but it's also real. This isn't a shallow summer series. The basic plot is pretty simple: high school kids at simple. But as we all know, high school is the least simple thing out there, what with constant world-flipping drama caused by boys and friends and boys and family and boys and school and boys. The best thing is that the characters are also as not-simple as high school. At first, the characters seem forced into flat one-note roles, but they have such  hidden depths that created complex and lifelike beings who made me, as a reader, feel so involved in the story. I felt like I was there, that everything was...well, not happening to me personally, but that I was there, witnessing it firsthand. Juniper Point seems to float right off the pages, and I love books that do that for me.

Why I think you should want it:
See above. This series takes you back to high school in the best way. There are cute boys and and relatable protagonists and all the fun of summer camp. Trust me, you want to read this series.

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  1. This sounds like a much more pleasant version of high school than I lived through. I did love going to camp though! No romances ensued but a girl can dream! :)

  2. Great pick! I like the excerpt and I like reading about different high school experiences.

  3. I just love reading summer novels!! They are some of my favorite, all year round.

  4. Good choice.
    That cover makes me want spring so very bad!

    Elizabeth @ Redhead Reader

  5. I am wishing for NO SNOW and Warmer weather...getting cabin fever. Greetings from Oklahoma, USA crystalbluern at onlineok dot com