Book Review: The Counselors

Goldie may be a townie, but she is one of the lucky few granted admission to Camp Alpine Lake and the summer place is where she found her true home. She may not have the wealth of her fellow campers, but inside the gates she’s one of them. Goldie and her two best friends are back as counselors this summer and ready to rule, but the air is decidedly less carefree. Goldie’s school year ended tragically and, while all was swept under the rug by the time camp starts, she’s carrying the burden of a secret. After a local boy – one with special ties to Goldie – is found dead at the camp, it becomes clear she’s not the only one who’s been keeping secrets.

This book perfectly captures how teen girls always think they’re more adult than they are. It’s also a great depiction of the Jewish sleepaway camp experience (though definitely fancier than my camp). While it’s somewhat of a thriller as the mystery of who killed the boy and why begins to unravel, it’s just as lovely of a YA novel about soaking up the last bits of adolescence.

4 out of 5 stars.

Pair with: A pitcher of cheap beer and chocolate chip cookies