I was looking around for a new book featuring camps and I stumbled upon this series. Sadly, I couldn’t find the book about camping, but I did find the first book. dances
The writing style, the setting, it just felt very British. So I was at times a bit confused when things popped up that showed us we were clearly in the US.
This was a fun book though I do hope that Marcy becomes a bit more secure and happy in her body as she kept going on and on about her weight constantly. Though I did love the silly excuses she made up and how her teacher just allowed them. I did like that she got more brave and enthusiastic about things. That she stood up for herself. That she knew that she was destined for more. A lot of thanks goes to that new teacher who really brought a lot of kids out of their shells and showed them that they were awesome.
I wasn’t a fan of the father and how he acted towards his family, but the mom was also just meh. I would definitely have either sought help or got a divorce if my husband would treat our kids that way and also me. I am glad that in the end it did seem she decided more for herself and saw that maybe she needed to step up a bit more.
The principal, holy wow. How did he ever get to be at a school? Again, I will stick with what I said in previous reviews featuring teachers or principals who hate kids, some people should NOT be at a certain job. If you can’t handle kids? Don’t work at a school or any other place with them.
I loved the English teacher she was amazing and I love how she cared about her students. I didn’t realise not doing the Pledge was such a big deal. Then again, I live in the Netherlands and we don’t need to say anything to start the day. So I don’t get the whole fuss about it and didn’t understand why she was being threatened to be fired because of it. It seemed very silly and over the top to me.
I also love Joel and Marcy together, though I had hoped for more romance.
But all in all, I need more of this series. Just a shame it is hard to find. I barely could find this one. Wish me luck that I one day find the rest of the series!