Coming March 2017: Camp So-and-So
" a compelling tale of friendship and survival. . .Weird, fun, clever, and different"
- Kirkus Reviews
"a wildly imaginative novel with plenty of twists. . .a good pick for teens who like stories filled with bravery and dark magic" - School Library Journal, Jan 2017
"All the world's a stage in this clever compendium of horror and fantasy tropes. . . Pure weird entertainment from start to finish." - Booklist starred review, Feb 2017
(Carolrhoda Lab, March 2017)
The letters went out in mid-February.
Each letter invited its recipient to spend a week at Camp So-and-So, a lakeside retreat for girls nestled high in the Starveling Mountains. Each letter came with a glossy brochure with photographs of young women climbing rocks, performing Shakespearean theater under the stars, and spiking volleyballs. Each letter was signed in ink by the famed and reclusive businessman and philanthropist, Inge F. Yancey IV.
By the end of the month, twenty-five applications had been completed, signed, and mailed to a post office box in an obscure Appalachian town.
Had any of these girls tried to follow the directions in the brochure and visit the camp for themselves on that day in February, they would have discovered that there was no such town and no such mountain and that no one within a fifty-mile radius had ever heard of Camp So-and-So.