You have to step off the trail to find your path . . .
When her mother unceremoniously dumps her at Camp Mapplewood for the summer, Emma Lane’s hopes of repairing their fractured relationship are gone with the wind.
Now she’s stuck in the wilderness facing her worst fears. Trees? Terrifying. Spiders? Even worse. And don’t even get Emma started on how she feels about camp activities. But Emma’s got a plan, and she will do anything in her power to get kicked out of camp, from sleeping in to playing practical jokes on her fellow campers.
Yet when Emma draws the attention of her illusive and attractive camp counselor Vivian Black, she has to come to terms with the fact that how her summer starts isn’t necessarily how it might end.
Will Vivian be the key to unlocking Emma’s fears once and for all?
Night Owls and Summer Skies by Rebecca Sullivan is one of the many books published through Wattpad Books and didn’t disappoint in fulfilling it’s promise of being a light-hearted, easy read about a teen summer romance.
Sullivan, who goes by @Troplet on Wattpad, is twenty-two years
old and attends the National University of Ireland studying English Lit and Geography. Rebecca is also a fellow Wattpad Star, who also has other titles available on Wattpad here.
As mentioned, Night Owls and Summer Skies is an easy and light-hearted read with just enough angst to give the book forward momentum. It touches on an array of Emma’s issues, who is our MC, such as anxiety, depression, bullying and trauma. Sullivan writes these issues in such an easily digestible way that these seemingly difficult topics to talk about
are mentioned without the tone of taboo between the characters of the book. Instead of the demonization of these mental issues, we instead get to read about them in a comfortable and safe manner, which I think is vital when writing about them through a teenager’s perspective. Especially when these issues are normal, and that point is made multiple times throughout the book.
Night Owls and Summer Skies features a lesbian MC and a pansexual love interest, which I found delight in considering pansexuality is rarely acknowledged in YA fiction. And if you know me, you know I think diversity and representation is important, no matter how miniscule or extensive it is!
Something I loved about Night Owls and Summer Skies is
the number of cute interactions, fluff, and bantering dialogue between characters. You really get to know them and their unique personalities, making me wish I could attend Camp Mapplewood myself. Recommended for those who want
an easy, cute teen romance read.
You can purchase Night Owls and Summer Skies here.
OR on Amazon here.