NAME: Are We All Lemmings and Snowflakes?
AUTHOR: Holly Bourne
GENRE: Contemporary, YA, fiction
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?
I loved this book. This book is SUPER IMPORTANT, especially now when we see millions of teens battling various mental health issues that are taking control of their lives. It is important we find a platform to talk about these issues and this book did EXACTLY THAT.
I was amazed by this book. It was ALL that I look for in a book. An emotional, heartwarming tale about a young group of people who find ways to cope with their mental illnesses and win over it. It taught me so much about so many things that I didn’t even know existed. The plot was brilliant and the storyline added to the beauty of the book. This book left me happy with a pinch of sadness. The ending was written beautifully. A fully conclusive ending that satisfied me. I often find it very difficult to really like endings of books but this one, OH IT WAS PERFECT. Super emotional, but perfect.
There were 7-8 solid characters that had their own backstories, history and personality traits which I really liked. Holly Bourne made sure to include their own personal struggles in the book which was a very beautiful and personal touch t the book. The protagonist Olive was imperfect, REAL. She wasn’t one of those “perfect” characters. The Perfect life, perfect hair, clothes, NO. She felt real and flawed, HUMAN. She was fighting with her inner demons (mental health problems) and that just made her so strong even though she thought otherwise. She inspired me in a way, to sometimes just be optimistic and not overthink everything and BE HAPPY. Live in the moment. But there were also dark times in her life when she felt defeated and depressed but somehow she came out of it. She had the strength to get through it, to face her problems and that was the best thing about her.
PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE READ THIS BOOK. It is inspiring, fantastic and definitely, definitely worth a read. I hope this book means as much to you as it means to me. I hope you discover something new, something else, something you never knew after reading this and I hope this book helps you get through difficult times in your life.