According to sixteen year old Zander Osborne, nowhere is an actual place and she s just fine there But her parents insist that she get out of her head and her home state and attend Camp Padua, a summer camp for at risk teens.Zander does not fit in or so she thinks She has only one word for her fellow campers crazy In fact, the whole camp population exists somewhere betAccording to sixteen year old Zander Osborne, nowhere is an actual place and she s just fine there But her parents insist that she get out of her head and her home state and attend Camp Padua, a summer camp for at risk teens.Zander does not fit in or so she thinks She has only one word for her fellow campers crazy In fact, the whole camp population exists somewhere between disaster and diagnosis There s her cabinmate Cassie, a self described manic depressive bipolar anorexic Grover Cleveland yes, like the president , a cute but confrontational boy who expects to be schizophrenic someday, odds being what they are And Bek, a charmingly confounding pathological liar.But amid group share apy sessions and forbidden late night outings, unlikely friendships form, and as the Michigan summer heats up, the four teens begin to reveal their tragic secrets Zander finds herself inextricably drawn to Grover s earnest charms, and she begins to wonder if she could be happy But first she must come completely unraveled to have any hope of putting herself back together again.
The Odds of Loving Grover Cleveland According to sixteen year old Zander Osborne nowhere is an actual place and she s just fine there But her parents insist that she get out of her head and her home state and attend Camp Padua a summe
I saw a few reviews on this one and thought I d give it a try I really liked the story as it reminded me of the Breakfast Club movie in many ways There s even a reference to the movie I d like to know what happens to all the characters and would love a second book Hopeful 4
She tells me I m fucking crazy I tell her that s no secret we re at a camp for crazy kids She corrects me and says it s a camp for kids with heightened mental and emotional states Yep Though the camp promises a summer of exploration, adventure, and above all self discovery, Zander knows she has been banished to a retreat for troubled teens She s not too happy about it, and many of the chapters begin with her brief Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah letters home I seldom read young adult unless my son nu [...]
Sometimes, when we re really lucky, we ll stumble across a book that s meant for us The kind of book we need to read at that moment in time The Odds of Loving Grover Cleveland by Rebekah Crane was this type of book for me I m head over heels with the story, the characters simply with everything This story had me in tears and seconds later I was laughing out loud It made me think, it made me feel, it made me swoon, it made me suffer, it made me cheer it made for a perfect read It was about than [...]
The premise of this book is the coming together of 4 teenagers suffering from some form of mental instability at a summer camp for mentally ill teens Loosely referencing the Breakfast Club, the themes of the 80 s movies were loudly echoed teens in pain, grown ups are bumbling idiots and completely clueless to what teens are really doing, teens can facilitate their own therapy and have a happy ending on one Saturday detention or one summer camp Because mental illness can be resolved with peer acc [...]
This was a free Kindle first book I will read the occasional YA book, but it definitely isn t a genre that I search out And in this instance, I only chose it because none of the other Kindle first books were appealing at all And so last night, when I was stressed out and couldn t sleep but knew I couldn t handle anything that was long or deep , I sat down and blew through this book in one sitting I have to say I enjoyed it even though it was predictable and my biggest criticism is that the autho [...]
I guess we all have our crazy I love it I have been reading suspense, thrillers, and murder mystery after murder mystery, this is exactly what I needed to break away from them for a bit This novel is quirky, touching, even somewhat raw, but most of all, it s entertaining The character development in this novel is outstanding This is such a diverse group of teens that have their own issues, but through it all, they find that together they are stronger, and that they aren t so different Which, as [...]
I love the cover and the story of troubled teenagers in a camp sounds cool But no I end up not really liking it.The characters are just sooo very weird, Grover and bek in particular I can t explain how weird they are but they talk like some pre schoolers although I think they are supposed to be teenagers I can t understand them and get deep into their head because all they do is make some silly banter The whole time I am so busy being puzzled at their weirdness that I can t care less about other [...]
Loved this book HIGHLY recommended I m searching for adjectives to adequately describe this book Heartwarming, charming, funny, tragic The Odds of Loving Grover Cleveland is sort of a coming of age story about loss, courage, trust, love and acceptance Zander, the main character, has been sent to a summer camp for adolescents with emotional issues, including her cabin mate Cassie who is an abrasive anorexic, a compulsive liar possibly named Alex Trebek and his friend, Grover Cleveland This book r [...]
Someone recommended this to me, then offered me the book for free Skip it This book is racist white savior garbage The story is about a summer camp for troubled kids, where the most troubled kid is black Her character is made entirely of ugly stereotypes of black women, right down to anger and homophobia The narrator then saves her life, and invites her to come live with her wholesome white family that only eats kale.
Unfortunately I didn t enjoy reading about the damaged teenagers in a summer camp for troubled teens Their various neurosis grated my nerves and i just couldn t get into this book Received from Prime First Reads
I m not even sure how this got into my Audible library Must ve been a daily deal where I clicked the buy button at 5 a.m on a Monday and forgot I d done so Basically, a nope for me Aside from the sexual references, this book was just YA to the extreme, which just ain t my thing Thankfully, it was short.
Welcome to Camp Crazy The nurse has your meds Camp Padua is a summer camp for troubled teens The guests are cutters or purgers or anorexics or manic depressives or compulsive liars They break rules in bizarre and attention getting ways And some have tried to break Rule 1 Thou Shalt Not Kill Thyself Whatever normal is between the ages of 12 and 20, they re not it They come willingly or not to the Michigan woods to swim and do crafts and shoot rubber tipped arrows and swat mosquitoes and be healed [...]
From the book jacket According to sixteen year old Zander Osborne, nowhere is an actual place and she s just fine there But her parents insist that she get out of her head and her home state and attend Camp Padua, a summer camp for at risk teens Zander has only one word for her fellow campers crazy In fact, the whole camp population exists somewhere between disaster and diagnosis Amid group share apy sessions and forbidden late night outings, unlikely friendships form, and the teens begin to rev [...]
What a sweet book.I was really close to giving it 5 stars, and wavered for a moment before deciding on 4 There is a certain amount of predictability in the story, but I didn t mind it The characters I cared most about Zander, Cleve, Cassie, and Bek were written well The other characters, like Dori and Hannah, not so much They felt like background noise, to flesh out the scenes I really liked the overall theme of the story there is always hope Despite shit circumstances, hanging on to even a thr [...]
The Odds of Loving Grover Cleveland felt a lot like a John Green novel like Looking for Alaska or Paper Towns than The Fault in Our Stars, mind you and will most definitely appeal to the same YA loving readers that gobble up books by Jenny Han, Rainbow Rowell, and Jennifer Nivens like they re Halloween candy I really enjoyed the concept of this book and its setting at a camp for teens with heightened mental or emotional states I ve always had a big interest in psychology and one of my favorite [...]
GRADE DZander is sent to a horribly run therapeutic camp because her parents made her go , unlike the other teens who have real problems The cast of characters include angry anorexic Cassie, the future schizophrenic Grover Cleveland Jr and compulsive liar Alex Trebek Over the next five weeks they will become friends and confront their problemsE ODDS OF LOVING GROVER CLEVELAND is a story that desperately wants to be The Breakfast Club for camp It fails miserably with unrealistic characters, plot [...]
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Well written but could have been shortened by several chapters as it did drag towards the last quarter.
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I didn t know much about this book when I first got it from I knew it was a book about teens with emotional problems, and I was curious to see how the author would handl so many different issues that cause teens to be called at risk Though widely used today, the term at risk itself seems like a cliche and I was concerned that the book would be full of stereotypes There were the requisite girls with eating disorders, kids who had tried to kill themselves, and such But I thought the author handled [...]
Unlike some YA books, this one is really appropriate for a teenage audience The deep dark secrets are very serious issues, but not quite as deep and dark as it definately could have been The author drops a lot of clues to some of the character backgrounds in the first part of the part of the book My guesses as the story unfolded were a tad dramatic than the actual senarios that were revealed The theme of the story is put accross in a fairly simple and effective way with a basic but likable main [...]
I d been fiending for a good young adult book for awhile, and this definitely hit the spot It s Breakfast Club meets summer camp, with characters I was invested in Cassie, a troubled long time camper with anorexia, was especially memorable She was a stand out secondary character, who rang true as a real person with serious issues Grover was a book boyfriend, and I loved him too Zander, the heroine, was probably the weakest link for me, but I still liked her and rooted for her.Some of the names w [...]
3.5 STARS I feel like I say this about every book I read but MIXED EMOTIONSSSS Literally it took me SO LONG to decide on a star rating for this book omg But Despite my muddled feels or should I say heightened mental and emotional state I actually have a lot of good things to say about this book IN A LIST OF COURSE.LOVELIES The characters were beautifully vivid ALSO THEY WERE DESPERATE LITTLE BROKEN WAFFLES but small details Everyone had problems, and despite being labeled AS their problems by je [...]
Fantastic Zander is cryptic from the very beginning as to why she s at Camp Padua, a camp for at risk teens across the country from her home I loved the structure of the novel, beginning each chapter with a letter, made me think about Love Letters To the Dead a bit I also adore the characters Cassie is by far my favorite, her slicing observations cutting to the bone with either judgment or humor, she s incredible My favorite line of hers is on page 85 when Zander is sharing how her swim coach al [...]
4 4.5 starsThis reminds me of why I love YA and why I love dialogue, because this book is driven by the dialogue among the characters Sent away to a camp for emotionally and mentally troubled teens, Zander is desperately trying to remain apathetic and continue to feel nothing As we figure out what s caused Zander to withdraw from life we also get to know the other campers, from the manic depressive bipolar anorexic self diagnosed Cassie, to the pre crazy Grover Cleveland, to the compulsive lying [...]
I m lucky this year Every book I choose this summer seems better than the previous one This one has it all romance, friendship, REAL problems not ones we create when we have nothing better to do and shows how we are all broken in some ways Some people , some less, but we ARE all broken Setting the action at the summer camp was really the best way to tell the story And the style is very unique, gave me a feeling like I was watching one of the best movies in the world.I was a little disappointed t [...]
Round up to 3.5 stars A good mix of quirky fun and serious issues.
This book was formulaic and bordered on cliche but it was the epitome of cute It s YA so it moves fast but I think the author did what a lot of YA authors just aren t able to do she did a good job of fleshing out the characters especially given the pace at which the story has to move to keep the interest of the young reader Grover Cleveland was an original and quite interesting character I ve never read about a character quite like him before He s geeky but suave and marches to the beat of his o [...]