Wednesday, June 13, 2012
By Stephanie Kate Strohm
Graphia/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012. 204 pgs. Young Adult
Libby Kelting is a "historical romance-reading, Jane Austen-adaptation-watching, all-around history nerd." She's off for the summer to work at Camden Harbor, a Living History Museum in Maine where the staff dress up in late 1700's apparel and work at various trades and crafts from that time period. Unfortunately, her summer isn't exactly going the way she hoped when she meets her roommate who takes an instant dislike to her, and a local reporter who likes to make fun of her just because she fell into a barrel the first time she met him. Plus, it appears that there is a ghost haunting Camden harbor. But at least it's sure to be an unforgettable summer.
This is a fun read that falls somewhere into the YA chick-lit category. Libby is a likable character with a good sense of humor who carries the story along even if things get a bit cliche at times. A very entertaining read that you don't have to take too seriously - perfect for summer.