Camp So-and-So, by Mary McCoy

 Camp So-and-So, by Mary McCoy

Camp So-and-So, by Mary McCoy

From my Kirkus column about Camp So-and-So, by Mary McCoy:

All of that said, if you’re looking for something original, something with emotional depth, and strong character development, you’ll be better served elsewhere. A good part of that is deliberate—McCoy plays with a lot of character archetypes and literary genres here—but while it’s clear that the book is working to subvert those conventions and tropes, it’s not entirely successful. Some of the many, many characters carry more weight than others—and some come close to transcending their archetype nature, though most remain indistinguishable from one another—but overall, Camp So-and-So reads like a 400+ page writing exercise, and one that leans much more heavily on style than substance.

Entertaining, yes. Fun, absolutely. Memorable, not so much.