Alice Wu is at Camp Rewind only because her therapist thinks it'll help her overcome the social anxiety she's battled since childhood. She's not sure she believes that theory, but will try anything to make a real friend. A casual fling would also be nice, but she's not holding her breath.
Rosa Salazar hopes camp will be an escape from a life permanently altered. Eviscerated online for her feminist critique of a popular video game, Rosa has endured months of anonymous threats over social media, doxxing, and, worst of all, the posting of graphic, sexually explicit material stolen from her cloud storage - including a dirty video she made for an ex. Using a fake name, she enrolls in camp craving a return to a simpler time, before the shame.
Alice and Rosa soon discover that at Camp Rewind, anything is possible. Even an unlikely friendship that swiftly becomes something more.
©2016 Meghan O'Brien (P)2016 Bold Strokes Books Inc
I enjoyed this book. It gave me insight into a world I know nothing about. It was a sweet story. I don't need to read it again though. If I really loved it I could listen 2-3 times in as many weeks. Not this one though. I'll try another by the same author.
Not as much fun as Infinite Loop. Not as engrossing or amazing as Wild. Not as sexy as 13 hours or the Muse. Not as emotionally stirring as Battle Scars or The Night Off.
Having said that; I enjoyed this story and it brought up interesting points about social brutality and general anxiety. It's shortfalls came from the charecters. They were too much alike, with the same weaknesses and strengths with just different timing and causes. It made the emotional dips and peaks less powerful and the tensions less intreging.
The audible clip for this didn't give me much idea of how impoverished this story would be. It simply didn't explore much of value although the opening premise offered a rich opportunity to explore how our past experiences guide our reactions to new situations. Characters were uninspired and totally weak. The dialogue was cloying and predictable. Lesbian sex is a great topic but this became simply a thesaurus of words to describe horny and needy. Avoid this unless you want a lot of ways to describe your own wet crotch.
Not really. Too much talking in the sex parts, that messed up the whole scene.
I got irritated and fast forward.
Just the actions.
Not if they do all that unnecessary talking while having sex.
She's I good writer. I have read listen to quite a few of her audiobooks , just chill with all the talking during sex. Starting and stopping while trying to get the groove on. Laughing out loud.
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