Synopsis: Shelby’s summer plans go totally awry when her horrible stepmother sends her off to “brat camp” as punishment for one too many broken curfews. Camp is full of spoiled rich kids, obnoxious counselors wanting Shelby to talk about her feelings, and a totally inhumane “no cell phones” policy. Things start looking up, though, when Shelby meets fellow camper (and son of a rock star) Austin Bridges III. But soon she realizes there’s more to Austin than crush material—his family has a dark secret, and he wants Shelby’s help guarding it. Shelby knows that bad boys get her into trouble…but who is she to turn her back on a guy in need, especially such a good-looking one?
Review: I found this book on the shelf of my library and checked it out almost immediately. I was really excited to read it, but its plot didn't really cut for me. It was good, but I didn't love it like I thought I would. I do like the wholeconcept at camp, but the characters were flat for me. One of the reasons I keep reading books even if they're boring is because of the characters, but for this book I felt the characters needed more development. I didn't get into it until the middle. It was really predictable as well. The book is a short read so you all might like it if you're looking for a book to kill time.
What I thought of:
The Beginning: The beginning did not get a hold of my interest. I would keep turning pages just to see where the story led, but I would also find my mind wandering elsewhere. Heck, I wasn't even excited when Austin showed up in the novel.
The Middle: It picked up better and we finally know a little more of some characters. As for some others, I honestly knew nothing about them. The events happening around this part were enganging though. This part was definitely cute and fun to read.
The End: It was definitely better than both of the previous parts. It wrapped up nicely, although a little cliche and cheesy.