Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Pilgrims Don't Wear Pink by Stephanie Kate Strohm

I don't read a lot of Contemporary YA, almost all of my young adult reads have creatures that go bump in the night or strange supernatural happenings.That being said I have to say I'm utterly in love with this novel! It's a strong reminder of how joyous YA can be for adults and how teens can have a fun contemporary read and subtley learn some life lessons.

Libby is an interesting girl: Fashionista, History Buff, Jane Austen fan and the newest recruit at Camden Harbor's living history summer camp.

Things go awry pretty quickly. Libby has a roomate that hates her, way to many clothes and shoes she's not allowed to wear and required clothing that makes her look like the camp and village harlot!

There are some bright spots though. She loves her young charges and the Camden Harbor village, she is engaging in a flirtation with a hot townie and has the opportunity to live away from her horrible roommate and be a part of the Camden ghost investigation.

Then there is Dev, her wonderfully funny gay best friend obsessed with all thing s fashion who though seperated from Libby at his New York internship, is always present through phonecalls and other suprises.

Such a fun read! Libby is such a trooper! Even though it takes her a while to see through the facades of two boys: Hunky Cam and geeky Garrett she is smart enough to eventually make the right decisions for herself and her heart.
Loved everything about this book and I'm really looking forward to more books from Stephanie.

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