The Counselors

The Counselors

Thank you, Booksparks, for the gifted copy of The Counselors {partner} #src2022

Genre: Young Adult
Trope: Mystery
Format: 📖
Pub Date: 5.31.2022
Star Rating: ☆☆☆


“Sisters by choice. That’s how Goldie and her best friends, Ava and Imogen, define their friendship, which formed years ago at Camp Alpine Lake.

This year, Goldie is back at camp as a counselor, desperate for summer to start and for Ava and Imo to arrive. With the dark secret Goldie’s been keeping, she’s more in need of their comfort than ever. When the boy who broke Goldie’s heart, turns up dead in the lake, this last summer before college is completely upended—and Goldie learns that she’s not the only person at camp who has been lying. Asking questions offers Goldie no answers, only danger and betrayals deeper than she ever imagined.”

My Thoughts:

“Eight magical weeks at Camp Alpine Lake. Nothing exists outside this place. Not even the past.”

Let me begin by saying that I do enjoy reading Young Adult titles. A few have been incredible and either kept me on the edge of my seat or moved me to tears. However, some YA titles do not work for me, and this was one of them.

Little things throughout the book irked me and made it hard for me to enjoy. Maybe it’s because I wasn’t raised this way, but I had a tough time picturing these kids (because that’s what they are) getting dressed up for a night out and walking into a bar to get openly drunk. Let alone a camp (run by adults), allowing their counselors to load up into a bus and allowing said bus driver to drop them off at a bar. Then there were chapters involving the MC walking into the county clerk’s office in the middle of the night, using an ID badge that she took of a dead guy. Is there no security in this place?

I will say that I did enjoy the short chapters and dual timelines — it kept me interested and telling myself ‘just one more chapter’ until I had finished the book.

✌🏼 Dual Timeline
🏕 Summer Camp
🤏🏼Short Chapters
🔍 Mysterious death

As always, this is just my opinion, and I know there are a lot of people who enjoyed this book. So, take my opinion with a grain of salt and pick up The Counselors for yourself and give it a read!

Format: 352 pages, Hardback
Published: May 2022 by Razorbill
ISBN 9780593524220 (ISBN10: 0593524225)
Free review copy provided by publisher, Razorbill , in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own and in no way influenced.

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