Camp Book Review and Giveaway

Thank you to the Fantastic Flying Book Club for giving me the opportunity to be on the blog tour for Camp!

Don’t miss the giveaway at the end of this post!

by Lev Rosen

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release Date: May 26, 2020
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, LGBT, Queer


BOOK COVERFrom the author of the acclaimed Jack of Hearts (and other parts) comes a sweet and sharp screwball comedy that critiques the culture of toxic masculinity within the queer community.

Sixteen-year-old Randy Kapplehoff loves spending the summer at Camp Outland, a camp for queer teens. It’s where he met his best friends. It’s where he takes to the stage in the big musical. And it’s where he fell for Hudson Aaronson-Lim – who’s only into straight-acting guys and barely knows not-at-all-straight-acting Randy even exists.

This year, though, it’s going to be different. Randy has reinvented himself as ‘Del’ – buff, masculine, and on the market. Even if it means giving up show tunes, nail polish, and his unicorn bedsheets, he’s determined to get Hudson to fall for him.

But as he and Hudson grow closer, Randy has to ask himself how much is he willing to change for love. And is it really love anyway, if Hudson doesn’t know who he truly is?

Favorite Quotes

But safer and happier don’t always go hand in hand. It’s a choice that a lot of us have to make- when to come out, who to come out to.

Terrible things happening to you are never an excuse to do them to someone else.

About the Author

authorLev Rosen is the author of books for all ages. Two for adults: All Men of Genius (Amazon Best of the Month, Audie Award Finalist) and Depth (Amazon Best of the Year, Shamus Award Finalist, Kirkus Best Science Fiction for April). Two middle-grade books: Woundabout (illustrated by his brother, Ellis Rosen), and The Memory Wall. His first Young Adult Novel, Jack of Hearts (and other parts) was an American Library Association Rainbow List Top 10 of 2018. His books have been sold around the world and translated into different languages as well as being featured on many best of the year lists, and nominated for awards. 

Lev is originally from lower Manhattan and now lives in even lower Manhattan, right at the edge, with his husband and very small cat.

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Book Links

Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository | Google Books | iBooks | Kobo

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Enter the giveaway to win a copy of Camp!

  • US only
  • End Date: June 3, 2020

Virtual Book Launch Event

Don’t miss the upcoming virtual event!

  • Date: May 27, 2020
  • 7pm EST

Book Tour

Check out the rest of the stops along this blog tour!


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