Carter is the kind of teenager our parents hope we’ll be: intelligent, skilled, and determined to thrive academically. But, unfortunately, she’s also the kind of teenager we don’t tell our parents we are: bullied, sad, and increasingly isolated and preyed upon by the popular girls.
It’s 1999, and Joe stares down a lonely, boring teenage summer. His put-upon older sister finds him a meagrely-paying job at a summer camp, and, like teenagers at summer camp do, he falls in love with camp counsellor Amy.
Death sticks to Laurel Early — and so does magic, including the malevolent magic of a creature who threatens everyone and everything she loves. It’s spooky and I’m a fan.