Friday, April 11, 2014

Review: (ARC) Summer on the Short Bus by Bethany Crandell

Author: Bethany Crandell 
Genre: Contemporary, Realistic 
Format: Paperback (ARC)
Pages: 256
Publisher: Running Press Kids 
Published: April. 1, 2014
Source: Own (won from yabookscentral)

Description: Cricket Montgomery has been thrown under the short bus. Shipped off to a summer camp by her father, Cricket is forced to play babysitter to a bunch of whiny kids—or so she thinks. When she realizes this camp is actually for teens with special needs, Cricket doubts she has what it takes to endure twenty-four hours, let alone two weeks.
Thanks to her dangerously cute co-counselor, Quinn, there may be a slim chance for survival. However, between the campers’ unpredictability and disregard for personal space, Cricket’s limits get pushed. She will have to decide if suffering through her own handicapped hell is worth a summer romance—and losing her sanity.

My Review:
I'm really in between with this book. In the beginning you see Cricket as this spoiled brat who speaks her mind. Her dad forced her to go to this camp because of something she did. But as time goes she finds out more about the camp, herself, and the Counselors. I didn't really like the romance, I loved other books where the characters fall in love in one day but this didn't catch my attention. Cricket didn't want to be in the Camp and then Quinn finds outs. I don't want to spoil anything but in the end Cricket does change. It was funny, it had me laughing at some parts.

3 out of 5 Stars


  1. I am on the fence with this one too - I am not too into insta-love!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

  2. I haven't heard of this book before but it sounds like a charming little read.

    Jeann @ Happy Indulgence