Camp (Paperback)
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Camp (Paperback)

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Paperback 384 Pages
Published: 28/05/2020
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Refreshingly candid and sexually explicit, Rosen’s queer summer-camp comedy finds flamboyant Randy giving himself a butch makeover to attract the hot Hudson. Wonderfully filthy and frequently hilarious, Camp shines with feelgood humour and endearing characters. 

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?

Publisher: Penguin Random House Children's UK
ISBN: 9780241428252
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 266 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 23 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

The gay summer camp romp of my dreams: a romantic summertime joyride and a thoughtful examination of gay culture. Gay teens or anyone who knows a gay teen should read this book. - Cale Dietrich, author of The Love Interest

Camp has everything you're looking for: a winning romance, a celebration of queerness, a reflection on what it takes to embrace your most authentic self, and answers to questions most queer boys often don't know how to ask in the first place. - Caleb Roerhig, author of Death Prefers Blondes

Camp is a divine treat. A subversive explosion of masc/fem stereotypes wrapped inside a sparkly, funny, heartstring-plucking romance. At once delightfully cynical and buoyantly hopeful, Rosen uses Camp to take aim at everything the LGBTQ community is currently wrestling with and needs to hear. - Adam Sass, author of Surrender Your Sons

Packed with an amazing cast of unforgettable characters, Camp is the perfect read for anyone wondering if they're too much or not enough of their true self. It's the must-read book of the summer. - Julian Winters, award-winning author of Running With Lions

Camp is a pitch-perfect, joyfully queer take on the classic summer camp sex romp. With a loveable lead and a fabulous cast of supporting characters, it's the sweetest YA romance I've read in a long time. - Tom Ryan, author of Keep This to Yourself

Joyful, exuberant, incisive, and terrifically queer. Camp is a romcom with bite and heart, one that examines the walls we build around ourselves - and promises us we have the power to tear them down. This is literary wizardry. - Adib Khorram, author of Darius the Great is Not Okay

A powerful, yet nuanced, illustration of every queer person's struggle with identity, presented in Rosen's trademark blend of levity and wit. Charming and clever, this story simply sparkles. - Phil Stamper, author of The Gravity of Us

A drag act that plays with compassion and camp - Kirkus

Camp tells a story I wish a teenage me could have lived. It took me back and allowed me to explore a place where a younger, queer me would have been safe. I love how L.C. Rosen has intertwined small moments of LGBT+ education and history whilst telling an adorable, funny and relatable story. Sweet, meaningful and at points sassy, Camp is a book for young gay adults who are ready for exploration. - Olly Pike, Pop'n'Olly

The trouble with being young and LGBTQIA is that you're trying to be yourself while the rest of the world is intent on turning you into someone else. With wit, warmth, and heart, Rosen deftly skewers stereotypes while acknowledging that, for some, conforming means safety. CAMP is a frank, funny and thoughtful look at teenage identity, sexuality and sensuality with vibrant characters you'll root for all the way. A bang up-to-date Judy Blume teenage rom-com for the inclusive, switched-on generation. - Justin Myer, aka The Guyliner

A super sweet LGBTQ+ romantic comedy . . . Great fun and left me with a warm smile - Gscene Magazine

Take the judging panel from RuPaul's Drag Race UK, blend them up and spit out a novel and that is what Camp truly is. You have the camp theatrical aspects of Alan Carr, the smut of Graham Norton, the blurred lines of gender and conservatism of RuPaul, and the loving support of a parental figure in Michelle Visage. - VADA Magazine

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“Sign me up for a summer at Camp Outland!”

As a gay reader, I've long found YA fiction to be the most reliable and satisfying place to find entertaining, heartfelt and diverse queer tales, from Adam Silvera to Becky Albertalli, Rainbow Rowell to Jandy... More

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“The book I didn't know I needed years ago!”

This is a book I wish someone had handed me at 16! Despite being a white, bisexual cis-girl, Randy and Hudson's worries of identity and self-acceptance felt like stepping back into my younger brain.

I think... More

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“Stereotype busting for teenagers (but really all ages)”

Thank you thank you thank you to Penguin Random House and NetGalley for the ARC of Camp by LC Rosen.

Camp is based at Camp Outland, a camp for queer teens, and every summer for 4 weeks, Randy has the time of his life... More

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