Ever been to a summer camp? Ever wanted to? Or maybe you were sent there even though you really didn’t want to go? The last case would apply to Skye. Her parents decide she has to go to summer camp and have fun there instead of spending summer with her father. And since she has no choice but to go, she decides she will not have fun no matter what happens. But this summer camp is not what you would expect…
Camp Midnight by Steven T. Seagle, Jason Katzensteinm
I received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Reluctant Skye is accidentally sent to the wrong summer camp. Not wanting to please her step monster, Skye is dead-set on not fitting in. That won’t be a problem, as everyone at Camp Midnight-with the exception of fellow camper and fast-friend Mia-is a full-fledged monster!
What starts like a usual story about a teenager ends up… pretty much the same but in a somewhat unusual setting. As soon as Skye finds out the camp she went on is filled with all kind of monsters and scary creatures she will do everything to survive. Plus there’s her new friend, a mysterious person unwilling to show her true nature.
All the kids at the camp behave… just like kids at a camp might. You will find representatives of all the types there, the only difference is that they all have a monster inside them. If you want a bully, a leader, a everyone-wants-him boy, they’re there. But it’s also a story about friendship, staying together no matter what and being strong not only for yourself, but also for others.
I really liked the use of colors in this book. They enhanced the reading experience. Authors fit these to the moods and events and they did it well. The graphic seems simple, but it’s perfect for this story. It’s creepy and at the same time filled with humor, a great mix in this case.
So if you need a break in some heavier reading you can check this one out. I could recommend it to all the kids that go to summer camps :). It shows that even among all the awfulness you can find friendship and fun.
Off course I’m not saying summer camps are bad, I really liked mine, but then again I simply enjoyed the new surroundings, some new or renewed friends.
How about your memories from summer camps, do you have any nice memories?