Playing it safe and fitting in may have rocketed Kayla West into the “In” crowd at Camp Juniper Point, but it’s left her lonely. The only person she’s ever been herself with was her former best friend, Nick, an outsider that pushed her to join the most popular girls cabin two years ago. Too bad being a Diva meant pressure to break up with Nick. Of course, Kayla had her reasons, but Nick can never know the real one.
She always thought she’d forget him one day and move on. Until he returns to camp a super-hot Olympian snowboarder. Now, every girl wants him and Nick seems determined to show her what a mistake she made. Or at least, she thought that’s what he wanted. But when Nick starts sending her private notes–just like he used to–she wonders what kind of game he’s playing. Nick’s attention is making it tougher to stay in the background and play in safe, forcing Kayla to make a decision–stay on the sidelines and get overlooked? Or take a chance on trusting Nick and, maybe… herself.
I couldn’t decide what to read next, but knew I was looking for a fun and lighter read. When I noticed Camp Forget-Me-Not on my shelf I knew I had found my next read. I loved the first two books in this series and I knew I would enjoy this one too.
Camp Forget-Me-Not is a fun and enjoyable story. It’s always a pleasure to be back at camp in this series, although it took me a bit too realize this book takes place in the same summer as Camp payback. I also like the focus on self development and change these books always have. And the camp setting is just great.
Concerning the characters it’s always fun to see everyone again, although this book focusses on a camper from the Diva’s Den, so we get a slightly different cast of character then before. I enjoyed seeing the Diva their point of view and realizing their not so mean and popular as I thought in the first book at first. It was fun to get to know these characters, although it can be tricky to remember who’s who due to the huge cast of characters. I liked seeing Alex from Kayla her point of view and how Alex and Emily were a big help to Kayla when she needed it.
Kayla was the main character of this book and it’s told solely from her point of view. I liked Kayla as a character and could easily relate to her. Although in the beginning of the book she was a bit of a wallflower, she prefers to stay to the background and doesn’t speak her mind. Later in the book she changes and the changes in her character were one of the things I liked most in this book. It was fun to see her figure out who she is and wanted to be and at the end of the book I felt so proud of her and all the things she had done. There’s an especially touchy scene with one of the other campers towards the end that really shows Kayla her personality.
There are also some scenes with younger campers as Kayla is doing the Counsellor in Training program. I liked seeing a bit from the younger campers and it made it easier to realize that there are a lot more cabins out there then the ones we read about so far. It was fun to see those kids interact and even change due to Kayla and Nick their guidance.
The only thing that was a bit of a miss for me was the romance, I just didn’t feel it and I couldn’t care less about Nick. I liked they were friends before and I hoped we would see their friendship grow into romance, but there seemed a lot of hostility and miscommunication between the two of them. I didn’t like the romance scenes, they frustrated me and I just couldn’t root for the couple. I just wish they talked things through and we would get some fun scenes of them, but they are fighting with themselves and the other till the very end. I was a bit disappointed with the romance, although luckily the rest of the book made up for it!
To conclude: another great story set at Camp Juniper. It’s so fun to be back at this Camp again and I loved getting the point of view of a Dive in this book. Kayla is a great character and I liked seeing her change and grow over the course of this book. It’s really about finding yourself and growing into who you wanted to be and the book carries some great messages like those. I liked getting to know the Diva Den campers a bit more and seeing Alex again, the main character of the last book. The romance didn’t do it for me unfortunately. All in all a great ending to this series, although I am sad there won’t be more camp stories.
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Other books I read and reviewed by these authors:
– JK Rock – Camp Kiss (Camp Boyfriend #0.5) – 4 stars
– JK Rock – Camp Boyfriend (Camp Boyfriend #1) – 5 stars
– JK Rock – Camp Christmas (Camp Boyfriend #1.5) – 4 stars
– JK Rock – Camp Payback (Camp Boyfriend #2) – 5 stars