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I’ve been trying to find a book club in town for awhile and was excited to see that A Beautiful Mess was holding an online book club. The book that was picked for the first month, January, was The Interestings: A Novel. I had read some reviews about the book and was excited because it revolved around a group who had met at summer camp.
The story revolves around Julie-Jules as she becomes known as, who attends camp for the first time at fifteen, after her father passes away. There she meets a group of five other teens, who name themselves “The Interestings”. The book follows along Jules as she becomes closer and closer with siblings Ash and Goodman Wolf, Goodman’s girlfriend Cathy , Ethan Figman-the artistic genius of the group and Jonah Bay-son of a sixties folk singer.
This was a book that completely held my attention and proved to me, yet again, that the power of camp is unbreakable and the binds that we create at camp are truly remarkable.