Summer State of Mind
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: April 2014
Duration: 6 hours 59 minutes
This fresh and funny companion novel to Jen Calonita’s hit Sleepaway Girls brings listeners back to Whispering Pines with a whole new cast!
Fifteen-year-old Harper McAllister thinks her summer plans are ruined when her parents receive her latest heart-stopping credit card bill and ship her off to camp at Whispering Pines. Suddenly Harper is at the bottom of a social ladder she can’t climb while wearing wedge sandals and expensive clothes. Slowly but surely, she starts to find her place, though, even winning over super cute camp “lifer” Ethan. But when she ruins the camp’s chance to have a pop star film a music video on campus, Harper becomes an outcast once again. With the help of a few good friends she tries to make things right—and manages to find a whole new summer state of mind along the way.
“Calonita keeps the narration bubbly and pitched just right for her pre- and early-teen audience, with plenty of comedy and a gentle message about superficiality. She makes Harper the butt of the jokes but always shows the girl’s sympathetic side so that readers can laugh with her rather than at her.”—Kirkus Reviews