Summer State of Mind
Jen Calonita

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Narrated By: Eileen Stevens

Duration: 6 hours and 57 minutes

What to expect

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.

Genre

Children’s / Teenage fiction: General fiction, Children’s / Teenage personal and social topics: First experiences and growing up, Children’s / Teenage fiction: General fiction, Children’s / Teenage general interest: Girls and women, Children’s / Teenage fiction: General fiction, Children’s / Teenage personal and social topics: Friends and friendships, Children’s / Teenage fiction: Sporting stories, Children’s / Teenage general interest: Sports and outdoor recreation

Listen to a sample

“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

“The perfect summertime read! It's sweet, funny, and made me want to head to camp immediately.”