wait a moment

Review | How to (Almost) Ruin Your Summer

How to (Almost) Ruin Your Summer

amazon barnes & noble Goodreads
Top Three Reasons Camp Minnehaha is The Worst

1. The spiders (wayyyy too many legs)
2. King Arthur (a rampaging goat intent on my destruction)
3. Victoria a.k.a The Diva (an evil cabin mate obsessed with French beauty products and my humiliation)

Chloe McCorkle knew a summer camp where you had to learn a career was a bad idea. She tried to tell her parents, but they just had to go on vacation to Alaska and ship her off for two weeks. It’s not ideal, but she’s going to try to make the best of it. She might even learn some skills that will help her make money for the new bike she’s been eyeing. But Chloe quickly discovers there’s only one area at which she excels; she manages to get more demerits than anyone else in camp…

* from Amazon

Hott Review:

Adorable! How to (Almost) Ruin Your Summer is a hilarious middle grade novel. It’s appropriate for readers of all ages and will be a book even reluctant readers will love.
Chloe is a great character. Plus she’s prone to disaster and poor decisions so it’s quite easy to put yourself in her place yet still laugh at the pickles she gets herself into.


Author: Taryn Souders
Source: NetGalley
Publisher & Date: June 7th 2016 by Sourcebooks Jabberwocky
Genre: Middle-Grade, YA, Fiction
ISBN: 1492637742 (ISBN13: 9781492637745)
Pages: 240
Grade: A+
Ages: 8-12

Author Bio:

Taryn Souders I was born in Dallas, Texas and lived all over before settling down in Florida with my husband, David, and our three kids. Despite popular belief, Floridians do experience four seasons. We have Spring, Early Summer, Mid-Summer, and Late Summer rounds out the year and finishes us off (figuratively and sometimes literally).

I never started out planning to be a writer—I was a middle school math teacher for a couple years. But, being a voracious reader as a kid gave me a love for words (and working with middle-schoolers gave me a sense of humor). It seemed like a good idea to combine the two (words and humor) and viola, a book was born. Truthfully, my first book was a fluke. I sat down to write a poem about Moses and ended up writing a fraction book about a cow. Who knew?

It worked so well the first time, I’ve continued to try to write poetry and I end up with a book each time. Ok. Not really. But, I did enjoy the writing process so much, that I’ve kept with it and have enjoyed some success along the way.

Sally Apokedak of the Leslie H. Stobbe Literary Agency represents me, and I couldn’t ask for a more hardworking, insightful, integrity-filled agent. I have been blessed in my friendship with her and hope there are many more years (and books) to come.

Websites & Links: Taryn Souders website author's twitter Taryn Souders's facebook


Do you like my reviews? If you do, please, stop by and rate them at one of the bookstores or review sites.

HottBooks on Goodreads HottBooks on Amazon HottBooks on BN

Gina ~ Hott Books

** Many of the books I review are Advance Review Copies. These books are loaned to me for my review. I am in no way compensated for my time nor am I asked to give anything but my honest review. If you have further questions, please, review my FTC Disclaimer on my homepage.

© Hott Books | Google+

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.