Monday, June 8, 2015
Book reveiw- Camp Omigosh by Wade Bradford
I have a great book to share with everyone today. It is Camp Omigosh by Wade Bradford, which releases this Tuesday! In full disclosure, I did work on this book in a developmental position. As always, my review will be my own opinion and I will not gain any financial profit from reviews or sales of this book.
Welcome to a summer camp that is literally falling apart. Closed for over 30 years after the death of a camper, the camp is reopening with no electricity, no wi-fi and no cell phone service. Plus, all the maintenance will be done by the kids. The entire summer will be a rehab project.
Connor is at camp because his mother wants to get rid of him in between boarding schools. He is smart and adventurous and the first to put together that things aren't right at camp. With a bucket of suspicions, he gets his friends Tasha and Parker involved in uncovering the truth behind ghostly appearances, lake monsters and strange camp councilors who are mute.
As more bizarre and wacky occurrences happen, the truth comes out, and it is way beyond your wildest imagination.
The reason I agreed to work on this book in first place was because of its originality. I loved the whole premise of this book, and even better, three quarters through everything changed and I was blown away. Things were just so interesting, well written and tense.
The whole mystery of Camp Omigosh centers around the death of a student 30 years ago. I thought it was going to be a ghostly adventure book, but then things go deeper and as a reader I couldn't put the book down. There are so many strange things, and I needed to figure out why. There is great tension which builds, and then halfway through the book you find out the kids might be stuck at camp forever, wow, things go from warm to hot. Each of the characters in the book were quirky and had lives of their own. With their own stories and talents, they compliment each other and add a good dynamic to the story.
There are some grammar, punctuation errors that I am hoping are cleared up in the final run.
Kids will really enjoy this uniquely written book full of adventure, mystery, and yes... science fiction. 5 stars.