**4.5-stars rounded up**
It’s 1983 and Camp Sweetwater is ready for its grand reopening.
A summer camp in rural Ohio, Sweetwater mysteriously closed its doors 30-years ago, but now it’s refreshed and ready to take campers again.
Corryn Quinn and Tez Jones are two such lucky campers.
As frightening as the prospect of summer camp is, being shipped away from home, alone, with no contact with your family, Corryn and Tez are both ready to leave their regular lives behind for a while.
They meet on the bus trip there and its pretty much decided. They will be best camp friends. It’s at least decided for Tez.
Once at the camp and divided into their respective cabins, the kids go about starting the most epic summer ever. They hope.
It doesn’t take long however, before very spooky, scary things start occurring.
There’s a mystery afoot. One Corryn and Tez vow to get to the bottom of.
This story is hilarious. I listened to the audiobook, which I highly recommend. From the very beginning, I was giggling aloud.
The story alternates between Corryn and Tez’s perspectives. The narrators did such an incredible job bringing this to life. The timing of the jokes, the intonation, it was all superb!
As this is Middle Grade, the story itself isn’t super complicated, or overly dark, but I think it is wildly creative and definitely channels all the spooky vibes that are perfect for young readers.
I loved this, as it gave me such nostalgia for the spooky content I used to enjoy as a kid. I was feeling Scooby-Doo, I was feeling R.L. Stine; it’s just a ton of fun.
Camp Murderface leaves off at a great spot for a continuation of the story. I will definitely pick it up if one is published.
I loved Corryn and Tez both so much! They are just the best. Super clever and sincere. I will go on any adventure with them; no matter how scary.