Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Book Review: How to (ALMOST) Ruin Your Summer


Laugh out loud, and completely hysterical. How to almost ruin your summer by Taryn Souders, is everything you want in a middle grade novel. This is a fun summer read, and will keep your child's interest. I read a lot of children's books, but middle grade has to my favorite sub-genre.

Something horrible has happened this summer- Chloe's parents are sending her to camp for two weeks. Not just any camp though. This is Camp Minnehaha, and she's is going against her will. Things aren't looking to bright for her, and only get worse once she arrives. She gets bunked with a stuck-up girl named Victoria. I disliked her from the get go.

Unfortunately, everything is going wrong for little Chloe. No matter what she does, it always turns into one big disaster. This book contains so many spiders, and like Chloe, I hate them too.


On top of everything else, little Chloe has to deal with a bully. One that seems to enjoy tormenting her endlessly. She has to learn how to defend herself. Develop self-esteem. Along the way she learns something everyone will in their life time, what it truly means to be a friend.

This is an action packed, quick fast, laugh out loud story. This is a clean story with nothing that I could find that would be remotely inappropriate. This book would be perfect for middle grade readers.



I received this book for free from Sourcebooks Jabberwocky in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 

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Goodreads Description:

Top Three Reasons Camp Minnehaha is The Worst

1. The spiders (wayyyy too many legs)
2. King Arthur (a rampaging goat intent on my destruction)
3. Victoria a.k.a The Diva (an evil cabin mate obsessed with French beauty products and my humiliation)

Chloe McCorkle knew a summer camp where you had to learn a career was a bad idea. She tried to tell her parents, but they just had to go on vacation to Alaska and ship her off for two weeks. It's not ideal, but she's going to try to make the best of it. She might even learn some skills that will help her make money for the new bike she's been eyeing. But Chloe quickly discovers there's only one area at which she excels; she manages to get more demerits than anyone else in camp..

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