The enchanting, laugh-out-loud memoir about thirteen-year-old Mindy Schneider’s quest to find the perfect boyfriend at a rainy, rundown, wildly unsupervised summer camp in 1974 is a must read for anyone who’s ever been to summer camp, or wishes they had.Not a Happy Camper
chronicles Mindy Schneider’s adventures at a camp in the backwoods of Maine where the sun never shines, the breakfast cereal dates back to the summer of the camp’s inception (1922), and many of the counselors speak no Englishnothing like the fun, kosher(!), sun-soaked Eden that was advertised. But hey, it’s better than spending the summer squished between her siblings in the backseat of her family’s station wagon. As she and her eccentric band of friends keep busy feuding in color wars, failing at sports, and uncovering the camp’s hidden past, Mindy inwardly obsesses over the hope of experiencing her first kiss. As she anxiously searches for the perfect boy to share it with, she unexpectedly stumbles across something infinitely grander: herself.