Imagine the usual scenario: Sophisticated city girl (Laney) is forced by her mother to go to sleepaway camp in the middle of nowhere. Now add in a disgusting little boy, a trio of mean girls with horrific fashion sense, an obsessed-with-pink-and-extraordinarily-cheerful camp counselor, and a TON of humor, and you've got Slept Away.
This book is one of the funniest ones I have read in a long time. The characters were so silly, Laney's sarcasm was top-notch, and the scenes were so ironic that I was rolling around the couch giggling the whole time. I could relate to all the characters, and overall had such a blast reading this book. In the end, not only does Slept Away provide a humorous look at summer camp, but it also teaches how to judge people by their personality rather than their clothes or outer appearance. I'm looking forward to reading more books by Julie Kraut in the future.