Camp So-and-So

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  • Title: Camp So-and-So
  • Author: MaryMcCoy
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  • Page: 355
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About Author

  1. Mary McCoy is a librarian at the Los Angeles Public Library She has also been a contributor to On Bunker Hill and the 1947project, where she wrote stories about Los Angeles s notorious past She grew up in western Pennsylvania and studied at Rhodes College and the University of Wisconsin Mary now lives in Los Angeles with her family.

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  1. I will be forever slightly stranger for having witnessed this story That s a five star service, in my book.

  2. At first I was really disoriented by CAMP SO AND SO as, I m sure, were all the campers I was reading about It s a very non traditional story told from multiple viewpoints in third person omniscient that tells multiple stories that are otherwise connected, but functioning independently from each other It s very strange but I adored the voice so I pushed through and I m so glad I did.What a fantastic story Every time I m surprised by a Carolrhoda Lab book and I shouldn t be because I ve loved near [...]

  3. This quest is not a summer s game.It is not safe, it is not tame Consider this before you pack Some of you may not come back This was a fascinating and interesting story with the love for summer camp, quests and villains, but also the fun fantasy magic and horror There were so many twists and turns, I was glad it was broken into acts And even though the cast was huge 5 cabins with 5 each counselors, counselors in training and many others it was easy to keep track of the because each chapter was [...]

  4. Very Cabin in the Woods, if you like that sort of thing The premise caught my attention, but the cover copy didn t really match what the story wound up being Normally, that doesn t bother me, but it s a stylistically intense book I liked DEAD LIKE ME by Mary McCoy quite a bit I just wish I d liked this one than I did I ll still look for books by McCoy though.

  5. This book is so deliciously weird and interesting Cabin in the Woods Midsummer Night s Dream sleep away camp independence a distinct cast of interesting characters all carefully layered into an interesting weave with metacognitive storytelling Stranger things have been published, but they are rarely this satisfying.

  6. I wasn t sure what to expect when I picked up this book, but the description rather intrigued me And the book certainly didn t disappoint in that regard The plotting here is masterful as the author tells the story through the eyes of an unknown narrator unknown until the end that is with plenty of side comments from said narrator that leave you wondering exactly who this person is And that doesn t even count the five other story lines, one for each cabin of girls at the camp, each of which takes [...]

  7. This was a totally expected book for me I picked it up because how can you not want to read it after that summary I loved how each of the five cabins got their own mini adventure and they all came together in the end It made the story SO much fun and each story had pieces to the final puzzle in them Each story was very different from the other but since they were all set at this same camp they all fit together perfectly It was a lot of fun to read There was also a spooky sounding narrator that [...]

  8. I m really torn between a 3 and a 4, so I d give this one a 3.5 and round it up to a 4 I really enjoyed the camp setting, the mystery of 5 cabins and their various campers and counselors What I really wasn t expecting was the paranormal aspects of this book But I really like it a lot and I loved that I was kept wondering what was really going on I think the author did a really good job of creating something unique.

  9. An absolutely delightful adventure full of magic, mystery and mayhem Being a prior stage manager I loved the way the story was set up and written, the characters and, of course, the stage manager rules This would be a great book for any HS book club There s a great deal to discuss.

  10. I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this book it was odd, and I m not sure to whom I should recommend it, but it was a lot of fun, and very creative It s definitely YA, with some darkness and some literary references , so for all that it s about a summer camp, I d keep it teens and up.

  11. This was a straaaaange little book It certainly kept me intrigued I would be interested to meet the student who would put in the work to track with this book through the end Glad I picked it up, but I don t think I ll be adding t mo my classroom bookshelf.

  12. 25 girls are selected to attend Camp So and So, but if any of them had done their research, they d know that something is very, very strange about their camp Cabin 1 is trying to overcome their differences so that they can beat the neighboring fancy pants camp in a series of classic camp competitions.The girls of Cabin 2 have found themselves in a blood drenched nightmare, recalling classic horror tropes.The girls of Cabin 3 discovered a prophetic sounding inscription in their cabin They re on a [...]

  13. CAMP SO AND SO by Mary McCoyI am ecstatic that I bought this book, because I found it totally enrapturing It s sort of Appalachian rural fantasy plus Fae plus twists and turns that try the most intellectuallt brilliant reader, scares and dangers that awaken even the most jaded reader, and the coming of age of a sizable number of characters There is brainwashing and personality separation, warmth and affection possibly even love , friendship and tension and fear In short, the novel has about ever [...]

  14. I requested this book from Netgalley out of pure curiosity I love camping and, my God, I wish I d been to summer camps as a kid As such, I didn t have high expectations for this book I figured it d be a two star, at best because I m a horrible person who judges books by their cover and I don t like this cover As soon as I begin reading, though, I realised my expectations are going to be challenged Camp So and So is told through a series of acts , like a play, and the narrator butts in to add com [...]

  15. This was interesting and certainly kept me reading I guess I feel like I maybe needed a little at the end to tie it all together and explain the camp a little view spoiler Who was the director who resigned Was she human Were the counselors hide spoiler But nicely different from any YA I ve read in a while.

  16. This novel was a very entertaining and quirky blend of horror, thriller, with a smattering of the supernatural thrown in Probably aimed at children, girls most likely, of the ages 12 it played around with the standard horror film setting of teens on a remote summer camp, with something nasty going to happen However, although the author I m guessing was probably a horror film buff she has come up with an original and clever tale which should entertain younger teens The camp is full of your averag [...]

  17. I was drawn to this book because of its Agatha Christie like premise think And Then There Were None meets summer camp and the hope that it would be a somewhat modernized version of her famous mystery, but this is not that, and this novel is unlike anything I ve ever read Everything about this story captured my attention and imagination the bizarre plot s , the unconventional structure, the mystery narrator, and the fierce, brilliant, young female characters I completely fell in love with especia [...]

  18. 25 girls enter Camp So and So, where they re divided into cabins and sent into their own storylines One must compete against preppy snobs in the All Camp Sport and Follies One finds they re being chased by a killer One discovers a quest they must complete One meets their soul mates And one must simply fight to survive But are these individual stories part of a larger scheme, twisted than any of them can imagine Rambling, unfocused, and so stylistically overdone, this book was such a chore to ge [...]

  19. The letters went out in mid February Each letter invited its recipient to spend a week at Camp So and So, a lakeside retreat for girls nestled high in the Starveling Mountains Each letter came with a glossy brochure with photographs of young women climbing rocks, performing Shakespearean theatre under the stars, and spiking volleyballs Each letter was signed in ink by the famed and reclusive businessman and philanthropist, Inge F Yancey IV.By the end of the month, twenty five applications had be [...]

  20. 4 stars Still not sure what I just read, but I liked it Camp So and So is a summer camp for 25 campers divided up into 5 cabins Each cabin has 5 campers They attend by invitation only From the Prologue The letters went out in mid February, when the weather had been so cold and so gray, and everything had been so buried in snow for so long, and the idea of riding a horse or rowing across a lake seemed so impossible, the brochures might as well have been promising magic There were 25 letters in al [...]

  21. Make new friends, but keep the rest.Old friends know just how to hurt you best.I had many questions while reading this book, only one of those questions was answered by the end of the story And that s a problem for me With some genre like philosophy or science fiction, I can tolerate not having may questions answered because it all depends on how you interpret things But this fantasy Young Adult, so, it s appreciated to have an ending that clear the confusion and the mystery I don t care if it [...]

  22. Looking for a weird, wild, campy story that s reminiscent of A Midsummer Night s Dream Then Camp So and So might be for you Picture 25 diverse girls receiving a special invitation and scholarship to attend an exclusive summer camp in the Appalachian Mountains yet if any girl had taken the time to research the camp beyond its glossy brochure they would have found it didn t exist.Readers learn pretty quickly that this is no ordinary tale as the book has acts and cabins instead of chapters Also, an [...]

  23. Camp So and So combines the most potent portions of Cabin in the Woods 2011 and Beauty Queens We are left with a patchwork of characters that have unique personalities, an eerie premise, and just enough humor to lighten the mood when needed.Within the first few pages, I was hooked Readers follow five different cabins and, thus, five different stories that each seem to stem from a different genre such as romance, fantasy, or horror As the paths of the girls begin to cross they discover of the my [...]

  24. I struggled with deciding if this book merited three or four stars I ended up going with four stars because everything came together so well in the end.Initially I wasn t sure what to think of this book On the surface, this book has a lot of things that I love, but I just couldn t get into it The macabre undertones and air of mystery intrigued me, but I felt like it may have started a little too disjointed for me In Camp So and So s defense, that may have been due in part to the reading conditio [...]

  25. The best word to describe this book I d have to say interesting I didn t know too much about it going in, but it had me intrigued Then, I had so many questions I couldn t stop reading it, so I suppose it was definitely a page turner Camp So and So is a good mix of mystery and fantasy I came for the mystery and got a way bigger dose of fantasy than I d anticipated Like I said, this didn t make it bad, just interesting.My biggest problem with this book is the sheer number of characters 25 girls, 5 [...]

  26. Summed up Magic and mayhem ensues as five cabins of campers fight for their lives in a series of paranormal events Controlled by nefarious puppetmasters, they must out smart the evil overlords in order to survive Very out of the frying pan into the fire What worked This book is nothing if not imaginative It reads like a play, complete with a mysterious all omniscient narrator, opening scene descriptions and theatrical actors I ve never read anything like this, so hats off to the author for pulli [...]

  27. This is a weird and wonderful book.It ostentatiously tells the story of a group of girls who are mailed invitations to attend a summer camp, and who accept these invitations, ready to head off to what they assume will be a week full of ss, songs and sleeping under the stars.But this story goes places they, and you,will never see coming.The mysterious narrator had me guessing from the start, as did the unique structure of the book, set up as if it was being run as a play though the chapters are i [...]

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