Saturday, July 28, 2012

Review: Faith and the Camp Snob: # 1 by Jen Jones


SUMMARY FROM NETGALLEY.COM:

Faith, the new girl, knows she's not the typical cheerleader. She's lanky, shy, and avoids the spotlight. When she goes to cheer camp, her snobby teammate stops at nothing to embarrass her. To shine on her new squad, Faith will have to learn to lean on her friends and believe in herself.
A perfect transition between tween and teen fiction
Lighthearted, fun read
For girls who graduated from The Babysitter's Club
Ages 9-12. From the Team Cheer series by Jen Jones.

MY TAKE:

If I had read this book during my younger gymnast-wanna-be days, this would probably one of my fave books.

In Faith and the Camp Snob, Faith attends cheer camp with her friends. However, a mean girl makes her life miserable. Can she prove that she is cheerleader material?

I liked the plot, as simple as it is. The ending isn't really believable to me, but since it's a book for younger kids, it's a good lesson for them to learn.

The pop culture references are abundant. My favorite one is Bring It On. I really liked that movie. Haha. I even have the cheer memorized until now. "Brr. It's cold in here, there must be some Toros in the atmosphere."

It's nice that there are footnotes to explain the different moves. Some people may find it distracting, though.

Thanks to NetGalley and Stone Arch Books for the e-ARC. Publication date of Faith and the Camp Snob: # 1 is on August 1, 2012.

THE GOOD:

  1. It's a cute, fun read.
  2. There's a discussion guide at the back.
  3. You get to learn more about cheerleading.

THE BAD:

  1. The ending seems too convenient and unlikely.

FAVORITE QUOTE/S:
"Faith, can we turn on that mix I made? I need to hear a little Shakira."
READ IT IF:

  1. You like cheerleading.
  2. You like cheerleading movies.
  3. You like cute and easy reads.

RATING:
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