Cover Crush: Camp by Lev A.C. Rosen
Jack of Hearts (and Other Parts) is a favorite read around here so to say we are excited for CAMP is an understatement. The sequins! The on-point branding. The rainbow cabin. THEY ARE HOLDING BANDS. Behold – we can’t wait!
Campon May 26, 2020
Genres: Contemporary, GLBTQIA+, Young Adult
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?