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The Rules of Summer Camp Sarah Reck

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Bethie is a Pax Baxter fan. In the last two years, she's been to 21 concerts in 7 different states, has 435 live songs downloaded onto her iPod, and just earned Gold status on the online PaxBoard.

But, Bethie has a secret—it's not Pax she wants, it's his best friend, Aaron Mayze. Aaron is a staple at every Pax event and even has his own dedicated section of the message board. Bethie is head-over-heels for him.

When her mother's new boyfriend makes life unbearable at home, Bethie decides she needs a change. No Pax Baxter summer tour, no more mooning over Aaron. Time to get her head out of the clouds and back into reality.

She picks the only summer camp she's ever heard of—on one of Aaron's t-shirts. The last thing she expects is him to actually be there.

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  • About 270 pages
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  • Tears

    3

  • Laughs

    9

  • Thrills

    6

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70 comments on "The Rules of Summer Camp"

Royaleisia on March 24, 2017, 4:58 p.m. said:

Royaleisia


Lea and Olivia don't really have their own personalities; theyre like the same person. I feel like Sherise's about face was too quick; one minute she was unreasonably bratty towards Bethie and now she's really nice.

The premise of the plot is great and your writing is excellent. I am definitely keeping reading.

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Tiana Smith on Feb. 16, 2017, 9:41 p.m. said:

Tiana Smith


This was a fun, clean story. I'd definitely recommend it for younger YA. There were a few grammar errors, which I pointed out. The plot was cute and I liked the camp setting.

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J.M.Colbert on Feb. 9, 2017, 12:57 p.m. said:

J.M.Colbert


I really loved this story. As someone who has come through a bit of a happily obsessive fandom I completely understand the way she feels. This was one of the most natural stories, both in dialogue and characters. Also as someone who never went to camp I really love this type of thing. Just a great story.

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NekoTheCat on Feb. 2, 2017, 6:59 p.m. said:

NekoTheCat


This was a fantastic, original story! There were a few tiny pieces that I felt were missing, but then again I just finished the Percy Jackson series not to long ago. I'm book-spoiled right now. Excellent job!

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Tiana Smith on Jan. 12, 2017, 10:06 p.m. said:

Tiana Smith


I'm really enjoying it so far (three chapters in). I'm getting some of the girls mixed up sometimes, but other than that it's been smooth reading! I like how you've been building the tension and I can't wait to see what happens next!

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jebeecher on Dec. 11, 2016, 10:41 a.m. said:

jebeecher


After enjoying Ms. Reck's previous book, "First to Find", I decided to try this one, and I wasn't disappointed!
I love the summer-camp plot, I think it conjures a lot of nostalgia and good feelings in your readers. So nice to read on a cold winter's day :) The plot was really fresh and interesting without being cliché, which I really liked. The rivalry between the two cabins was awesome, creative, and kept the plot moving while establishing a connection to the characters. Your writing style is really smooth, elegant, and descriptive. The secondary characters like Lea, Olivia, and Sam are really likeable and create great friendships without taking the focus away from Bethie. Bethie is a really relatable character that teens will see themselves in, she is cute yet just the right amount of awkward :) The slow, subtle build-up to Aaron and Bethie's romance is cute too. The only problem for me was the boathouse/jail scene. I was a little confused about who put them there and why, and how they got out afterwards. Other than that amazing job! I can for sure see either "The Rules of Summer Camp" or "First to Find" being published this season. Best of luck!

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Jocelyn on Dec. 10, 2016, 11:30 p.m. said:

Jocelyn


Another great book by this author! I decided to read this one after reading First to Find but I think I like this one even more. I loved the amount of description in the writing style and I think the plot progressed nicely. I really enjoyed the setting, god both of this author's books make me really want summer haha. The main character in this book really stood out to me. Bethie was human and did make mistakes but I think every reader can see a little of them self in her. The one scene I had a little trouble with was the locked in the boathouse scene, I got that they were playing some sort of a game and both got put in "jail" but it was kind of unclear who put them both there and why. I can see a follow-up being made for this book, I really wanted to know more about what happens to everyone especially Sam and Pax. I can totally see this book being published, best of luck!

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Krista on Nov. 27, 2016, 12:44 p.m. said:

Krista


Very cute and summery, makes me miss summer camp hahaha

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Geena E.S. on Nov. 4, 2016, 11:19 a.m. said:

Geena E.S.


Bethie is adorable. i think she was my favorite character. There were a few words that need to be edited but otherwise it was great!

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Nadine on Sept. 29, 2016, 7:42 a.m. said:

Nadine


I broke alot of rules to read this continuously, and boy oh boy was it worth it. Although i would have loved to see Aarons reaction to knowing that she went to all the pax conserts and looked for him everytime.

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