The Lost Girls of Camp Forevermore

The Lost Girls of Camp Forevermore

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A group of young girls descend on Camp Forevermore, a sleepaway camp in the Pacific Northwest, where their days are filled with swimming lessons, friendship bracelets, and camp songs by the fire. Filled with excitement and nervous energy, they set off on an overnight kayaking trip to a nearby island. But before the night is over, they find themselves stranded, with no adults to help them survive or guide them home. The Lost Girls of Camp Forevermore traces these five girls--Nita, Kayla, Isabel, Dina, and Siobhan--through and beyond this fateful trip. We see them through successes and failures, loving relationships and heartbreaks; we see what it means to find, and define, oneself, and the ways in which the same experience is refracted through different people. In diamond-sharp prose, Kim Fu gives us a portrait of friendship and of the families we build for ourselves--and the pasts we can't escape.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018
ISBN: 9780544098268
0544098269
Characteristics: 249 pages ; 22 cm

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Five girls and a camp experience they will never forget or escape. This quick and thoughtful read explores the reverberations of trauma with a decidedly PNW flair.


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13Liz
May 12, 2018

I recommend this read. The timeline is done in a non-linear fashion, following each girl through her experience at camp to their respective adulthood. It's a shorter read that captures expertly crafted details. I really felt I was alongside the characters, who are all very different and well rounded. I found all the events in this novel to be pretty interesting and diverse. Give it a go! Perfect for reading on a beach amidst the nature depicted in this book.

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