By: Samira Armin Hodges
Reading Level: Young Adult
Published: Hungry Goat Press (Released 08/01/2009)
One day. That's how long it took for fourteen year-old FAye Martin's ordinary life totake adramatic and unexpected turn. First, she gets struck by lightning. Second, Benjamin Parker, the object of her obsession, witnessed her near-death experience. Finally, her partents force her to leave her hometown of Seattle to attend an overnight summer camp, aptly named 'Camp Milestone'.
Only, Camp Milestone is no ordinary camp. Before she knows it, Faye finds herself caught in a whirlwind of uncertaintity, torture, calamine lotion, and romance.... all in the name of summer camp. But as the summer unfolds, she realizes there is much more to Camp Milestone than meets the eye. Will she be able to unravel the mystery that surrounds this unusual camp? And more importantly., will she be able to survive the madness long enough to put the pieces together?
Milestones is a very innocent and light hearted read I enjoyed reading this book. Faye is the main character, a fourteen year old, that is stuck in the rut of life and normalacy. When she finds herself struck by lightning, and being shipped of to Camp Milestone the reader enters what appears to be like the "Twilight Zone". In this world where nothing is as it should be; you follow Faye through a process of trying to understand what has and is happening to her. When Faye began to uncover the secrets of Camp Milestone; it was not at all what I had expected. Hodges has a very active imagination, and the incorporation of fairy tale and supernatural mystery in this story is very refreshing. I look forward to looking into the next installment in this series.