Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Camp” as Want to Read:
Camp
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Camp

by
4.48  ·  Rating details ·  23 ratings  ·  14 reviews
From 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
...more
Hardcover, 384 pages
Expected publication: May 26th 2020 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Camp, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Camp

Community Reviews

Showing 1-58
Average rating 4.48  · 
Rating details
 ·  23 ratings  ·  14 reviews


More filters
 | 
Sort order
Start your review of Camp
Kai
Sep 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: queer, owned
I fully support this author's mission to destroy toxic masculinity with a single queer book
Tucker

Many thanks to Alex at Little Brown Books for Young Readers for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review


This is one of my favorite books that deals with mental illness! To see the others and to here me ramble about my brain, watch my video, A Brief Trip Inside My Mind!

------------
"Honey, I’ve been around the block a lot longer than you have, and I promise you, a man who makes you change to be with him isn’t worth it."

When I received this book in the mail, I didn’t expect it to be
...more
Leo
Sep 10, 2019 marked it as to-read
This is one of those books everyone needs to read. Toxic masculinity affects everyone, and I’m looking forward to see this book shattering it into a thousand little glittery pieces.
Dahlia
Oh oh oh I adored so many things about this that I'm overwhelmed just trying to talk about it. My appreciation for Lev Rosen as a queer YA author is just through the freaking roof. As with JACK, I really, really appreciate the conversations this book has, the identities it respects, the sexual transparency, and the general love letter-ness to queer spaces.
Cassandra {semi-hiatus}
Wow this book is really coming for toxic masculinity (in the LGBTQ community too) and I am so here for it
lottie
Dec 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
THIS IS THE CUTEST GODDAMN THING I HAVE EVER READ
rachel ☾


Review copy provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

BlogGoodreadsTwitterInstagramThe Book Depository
...more
Audrey Hill
Dec 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Even though this book hasn't been published yet, I was very glad to be reading it. At first, I didn't know what to expect; I hadn't heard of it and when I got it, I didn't read the back cover or anything to see what it might entail.
I loved it! The story was funny and serious and clever. It was confusing at times when the author wrote about one of the character who is gender neutral so they used the pronoun 'they'. This confused me because it was only talking about one person, yet using a word
...more
Anna
Nov 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
For the last few summers, Randy has come to Camp Outland, a camp for queer teens. He was free to be himself more fully, even being the lead in the musical there last summer. But this year, Randy is gone, and Del is here instead. Del doesn’t wear nail polish. Dell doesn’t do musical. Del does sports instead. Del wears different clothes.

Why? So Randy aka Del can attract Hudson, a guy who is only into “straight-acting” guys. He has a plan. He will get Hudson to fall in love with Del and reveal
...more
Akelly
Nov 22, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
*could not finish, read 200 pg's* The pacing was poorly executed, the protagonist's inner life could have been more interesting, it read like a 15 year old gay boy's wet dream and the dialogue didn't feel like what teens actually sound like (this happens so often!).
Kit Williamson
Jan 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It's the queer teen rom com of your dreams! I can't overstate how much it would've meant to me to come across this book as a little gay boy growing up in Mississippi. Funny, full of heart and so well written--I can't recommend it enough!
mghrebia
Sep 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
very cute!
May Regan
Dec 31, 2019 marked it as to-read
you're really gonna do this to me? right before my 2020 resolution to read less and get out more? OH WELL.
Phil Stamper
rated it it was amazing
Dec 04, 2019
brooke  rayman
rated it really liked it
Nov 25, 2019
Nat
rated it it was amazing
Oct 06, 2019
Hannah
rated it it was amazing
Sep 30, 2019
Caleb Roehrig
rated it it was amazing
Oct 17, 2019
Nat
rated it it was amazing
Dec 07, 2019
Cheryl
rated it liked it
Jan 17, 2020
Chad
rated it liked it
Jan 24, 2020
Michelle
rated it liked it
Dec 25, 2019
Alvina
rated it it was amazing
Sep 10, 2019
Cale Dietrich
rated it it was amazing
Sep 18, 2019
Alexx Delzer
rated it it was amazing
Dec 13, 2019
Benjamin Kissell
rated it it was amazing
Oct 01, 2019
Rec-It Rachel
rated it it was amazing
Jan 22, 2020
april
rated it really liked it
Dec 11, 2019
Andy
marked it as to-read
Sep 09, 2019
e ll a ✨
marked it as to-read
Sep 09, 2019
Jessie
added it
Sep 09, 2019
Catriona Kendall
marked it as to-read
Sep 09, 2019
Amanda
marked it as to-read
Sep 09, 2019
daniela ascencio
marked it as to-read
Sep 09, 2019
Daniela
marked it as to-read
Sep 09, 2019
Abby Giordano
marked it as to-read
Sep 09, 2019
KatForsyth
marked it as to-read
Sep 09, 2019
Gabi
marked it as to-read
Sep 09, 2019
Christian LaFreniere
marked it as to-read
Sep 09, 2019
Mahélie
marked it as to-read
Sep 09, 2019
Juan'carlos
marked it as to-read
Sep 09, 2019
Thomas
marked it as to-read
Sep 09, 2019
Yrynoy
marked it as to-read
Sep 09, 2019
Rosanna Threakall
marked it as to-read
Sep 09, 2019
Jack Thomas
marked it as to-read
Sep 09, 2019
ErrBookErrDay
marked it as to-read
Sep 09, 2019
andrea 🥀✨
marked it as to-read
Sep 09, 2019
Sherri
marked it as to-read
Sep 09, 2019
Alvaro Landin
marked it as to-read
Sep 09, 2019
Alex Hewitt
marked it as to-read
Sep 09, 2019
Remy
marked it as to-read
Sep 09, 2019
Alex
marked it as to-read
Sep 09, 2019
Jas
marked it as to-read
Sep 09, 2019
Knobby
marked it as to-read
Sep 09, 2019
Mira C.
marked it as to-read
Sep 09, 2019
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Readers also enjoyed

  • Stay Gold
  • Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You
  • Hither, Page (Page & Sommers, #1)
  • The Falling in Love Montage
  • In the Dream House
  • The Gentleman’s Guide to Getting Lucky (Montague Siblings, #1.5)
  • Chosen (Slayer, #2)
  • Over the Top: A Raw Journey to Self-Love
  • Reverie
  • Red at the Bone
  • Meet Cute
  • Bloom
  • Stargazing
  • Me
  • Black Brother, Black Brother
  • Best Friends (Real Friends, #2)
  • I Wish You All the Best
  • We Are Totally Normal
See similar books…
189 followers
LEV AC 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) is ...more
No trivia or quizzes yet. Add some now »