Camp

Camp

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 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?

Title:Camp
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780316537759
Format Type:

    Camp Reviews

  • Kai

    I fully support this author's mission to destroy toxic masculinity with a single queer book...

  • Tucker  (TuckerTheReader)

    Many thanks to Alex at Little Brown Books for Young Readers for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest reviewThis is one of my favorite books that deals with mental illness! To see the others and...

  • anna (½ of readsrainbow)

    rep: gay Jewish mc, half-Korean gay Jewish li, Middle Eastern gay Jewish side character, demi lesbian side character, Afro-Brazilian-American sapphic side character, Black trans side character, nonbin...

  • Cristina Monica

    I am jealous. I want to go to this queer camp so badly. I did go to day camp when I was 9, which feels like a lifetime ago, but it was nothing – nothing – like Camp Outland. You know, I do really ...

  • C.G. Drews

    I just felt way too many things reading this incredible book. 😭It absolutely made me laugh AND feel teary, which is one of the best signs of a good book. But what I really have to talk about?? The ...

  • Miranda Reads

    Yaaaas. this is what I needed.P.s. Randy is so precious. I want to pinch his cheeks...

  • tappkalina

    I bet y'all thought I will hate this based on my updates, and to be honest, I did too for a while, but it was really good, actually.This book twisted my every braincells.You know those morally gray ch...

  • Anniek

    Lev Rosen is the king of writing books that queer teens need to read. Jack of Hearts (and Other Parts) was educational in the funnest way possible, without ever getting preachy, and I had high hopes f...

  • Christy

    3.5 stars When I saw L.C. Rosen had a new book out, I knew I had to get my hands on it. Last year I read 'Jack of Hearts (and Other Parts) and I loved it so much! While Camp wasn't quite as great for ...

  • Larry H

    3.5 stars.Should you go changing to try and please someone else? That question is at the core of Camp , a new YA novel from L.C. Rosen (aka Lev Rosen).This is an adorable yet thought-provoking look...