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Drops of Sunshine

4.13  ·  Rating details ·  23 ratings  ·  13 reviews
With a job as a camp counselor, sixteen-year-old Nina heads to the wilderness for summer break. With her year all she wants is an escape. But some special kids can hear her thoughts and she can't hide her head in the sand like she planned. Can Nina come to terms with all her swirling emotions? Sometimes all it takes is a drop of sunshine!
paperback and Kindle, 130 pages
Published July 13th 2015 by true bird publishing llc
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Oct 04, 2017 rated it really liked it

There are a couple things that set apart Drops of Sunshine from other teen/young adult books. It's not the location -- summer camp. It's not the teenage love triangles. It's not the teenage drama in general. This book differs from other teen stories in the following ways.....

1. The campers attending Camp Green Lake live life being blind, visually impaired, deaf, near deaf, have down syndrome, etc. Tricia shows the readers that these campers might be "impaired" but they are capable of doing amazi
Ash †Reviews of a FearStreetZombie†
I received this book in return for a honest review.

This was such a rare read for me.
I admit, I've read tons of YA books-all kinds
But nothing like this before.

I mean, sure it has the typical teenage love interest and drama.

But the camp for the blind/deaf/etc isn't really something you read about. Especially with such detail. It was beautiful to read about and I loved how they all seemed "magical" because they knew things they shouldn't. They were adorable. "down with purple!" lol

This was a warm
Stephanie Colman
Oct 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
A very sweet fast read with characters that grow with the story while in an interesting setting.
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Mar 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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I received a free paperback copy of this book a couple of years ago at Ozarks Indie Book Fest, then I purchased a digital copy of the book, and opted to share my review.

At first, I thought this might be a "creepy summer camp" novel and I was pleasantly surprised when it turned out to be a light, fun, and heartwarming novel. Copeland has this amazing knack for creating relevant and engaging young adult characters, making it easy to love Nina and all of the campers she built relationships with. I
Layla Omorose
Oct 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
As most people know I am not a fan of YA or first person point of view (thank Twilight for that one) but I can say that I enjoyed this short and easy to read story. Light and fun, this light paranormal YA follows the summer adventures of 16 year old Nina.

To be honest for the first few pages I did not like Nina. To me, she was annoying and whinny, definitely someone who would get on my nerves at fight sight. However, this is why you do not judge a book by its cover. While at first Nina, to me, f
Elvira Rowe
Sep 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book, It was given to me to write an honest review, and it is a new book/ genre for me to read.

Nina is a 16 yr old girl whose life is full of changes and she escapes to work at a camp for the blind and becomes a lifeguard there. While there, some of the children have perspective abilities and they spook her at first, until she realizes they help her. She doesn't like to talk to anyone about her family problems so being at this camp really helps her overcome those fears and open up
Jul 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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Drops of Sunshine by author Tricia Copeland moved me. Nina went away to work at a camp that cares for special needs children. She thought this would help her to get away from her problems and the heartache she was experiencing. Pretty normal story, but the beauty of it is that these "special" children were gifted in a way that was unexpected and gave me chills. They could see and feel the emotions and struggles that Nina had been trying to hide. From the quiet Lily who called her by her childhoo ...more
Jul 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
What a fun YA paranormal read for the summer! Nina's character is likable, engaging and intriguing as she shows up to camp in the 1st chapter. I guessed which guy she would fall for from the introduction of the camp staff. The mystery of her past unfolds in a well directed way that keeps the reader engaged. The book resolves in a logical manner that closes a chapter in Nina's life as she continues to mature. Great read for a teen/young adult. Clean content and age appropriate relationship topics ...more
Jul 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
Sweet story of accepting forced change with some tense moments. I really liked the idea of the campers having special abilities. This was a great setting for the story. Nina was a likeable character, her actions fully believable. I would have liked a bit more character development for Jacob, but overall Copeland did a fine job with the secondary characters.

I will definitely be reading more from this author.
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Jul 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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This was an exceptional read.. It truly was lovely. Reading this, I was extremely emotional, as it was a novella I honestly didn't think that I'd react the way I did, I completely fell in love with the characters.
A definite must read!
5 magical stars!
Jackie Bach
Jul 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
It was a interesting book. It's not often you see something like this and I thought the sixth sense thing was really cool.
Jul 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
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Eliana Martin
Feb 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
i read this as a part of a 5 novella book of different authors, this was number 4 on the book.
different from anything I've ever read, it has a lot of " moral to the story" sort of writing, it's a girl 16 year old Nina, who signs up to work in a summer camp for the blind, where she meets a lot of children of different ages assigned to her group; that well, are very perceptive and get into her mind revealing things she doesn't really want to face but in the end has no choice really.
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Tricia Copeland grew up in Georgia and now lives with her family Colorado. Her newest releases are the young adult epic/historical fantasy, Kingdom of the Damned, a prelude to her Kingdom Journals series, Deepest Scars, a new adult romance, and Lovelock Ones, a sci-fi novel. Her fantasy books include Kingdom of Embers, Kingdom of Darkness, and Kingdom of Honor. Her new adult romance Being Me serie ...more