Welcome to Camp Reset, a summer camp with a difference. A place offering a shot at “normality” for Olive, a girl on the edge, and for the new friends she never expected to make – who each have their own reasons for being there. Luckily Olive has a plan to solve all their problems. But how do you fix the world when you can’t fix yourself?
Disclaimer: I was provided with a Physical copy of the book by US Borne YA in exchange for an honest review. However, all the thoughts, feelings and opinions expressed in this review are my own.
Holly Bourne has done fan – freaking – tastic job of putting the reader in the shoes of someone who absolutely suffers from mental issues – to show us the stark reality of living in a life where you cant even rely on your own brain or even your own feelings.
Olive, who’s POV we read in this book – is the most unreliable & at times quite unlikeable person – which I do believe was the main aim of the author; for the readers to understand the uneasiness truce that humans with mental issues hold with their own brain.
When we see Olive take proactive action to deal with her problems, we see her situated at a camp that has been started on an experimental basis. Here, she joins forces with a few other kids who want to do everything in their power to win against the battle their mind!
Olive is prickly, at times sexually promiscuous and most of the times arrogant; yet there is something endearing about her – I could feel myself gravitating towards her and I couldn’t stop myself from hoping that she comes out the winner at the end of the book.
This is a beautiful book, though I had to take breaks to get through it, but that’s my experience – and in the end, it’s a book that ends up opening your eyes to the world around you in a way that you would have never thought would have existed!
This book also a wonderful message within in its pages – one that seems would be quite common, but until you end up thinking about, it never is! We talk about kindness, sensitivity and empathy a lot; but do we actually implement it in our dealings with other living beings?
Think on it. The answer surprised me; and it will surprise you as well!
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