I really enjoyed this book. It was an easy read that did a great job at tackling toxic masculinity and queer identity.
It may be November, but we‘re all off to camp this week on my book podcast — more specifically, CAMP by L.C. Rosen! Author Dahlia Adler joins me on today‘s episode to chat about this very special book. Camp inspires discussions about identity, how much we change ourselves for the people we love, and how queer folks can best keep each other safe. We also talk about queer lit and our own camp experiences. ⛺️ Link to listen in my bio!
1. I am definitely a hotel “camper“. I need a bed.
2. Camp Reads a lot.
3. Camp by LC Rosen (seriously it's FABULOUS)
4. My goal for #LitsySummerCampReadathon is to finish my current reads and start some new ones. Non specific, but whatever.
YA/Queer/Contemporary .. Romance maybe? I love all the topics discussed in this story. Especially the part where they address one kid's homophobic parents. It reads a bit teenager-y but has a bigger purpose and I think both straight and queer people can find value in this book. There is one sex scene but I really think it's appropriate content for 16 year old readers. They're thinking about it or doing it anyway.
Camp is a wonderfully funny, sweet, and positive first-love story set at a summer camp for LGBTQIA+ youth. I'm sure a piece of me loved it because summer camp was so formative in my life (my camp pictured here!) and the depiction of a camp community, as well as the sense of escape from home, felt so true. The characters are lovely and their relationships, particularly with the camp staff, are so much fun to drop in on. A perfect summer read!
Another great book from Rosen. It's sweet and funny and manages to tackle the issue of toxic masculinity in the queer community without being an issue/problem novel. Probably will read whatever this author comes out with next.
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Delightful YA romance set at a Camp Outland, a summer camp for queer kids. The book explores issues of gender identity and sexuality in a fun and positive atmosphere and does a great job of promoting its message - don't let anyone else tell you who you are or what or how you should be - without preaching. I hope so much that places like Camp Outland exist in real life. This is a blame it on @Reggie - thanks Reggie, I loved it. #BookspinBingo
Camp is definitely one of the most fun books I've read in awhile! Our YA book club for adults LOVED it. It is very queer and sex positive and I'm so glad it exists. I also wish there was an adult Litsy Camp. I am still bummed that the nail polish Unicorn Trampocalypse doesn't exist though.
The name of the book's featured nail polish was "Unicorn Trampocalypse." That says it all about how much fun this story is. I liked reading a book where all the characters were so unapologetically gay. The humor was witty, the plot heartwarming, and I liked the fact that the book deals with the sex lives of teenagers in a realistic and positive way.
This book was sooooo Gaytastic!!!!!! This is one of the best books I‘ve ever read about queer identity. It‘s YA, I laughed so hard, and so much of it hit me in the feels. Randall gets dropped off at Camp Outland, a camp for LGBT+ youth for 4 weeks. This isn‘t his first year but this year will be different as he‘s left the nail polish behind, cut his hair, and lost weight and has become “Del” so he can win over masc4masc, camp god, Hudson. Pick!!!