Stacey has to get talked into going to camp. She’s all worried about leaving Bloomingdales. Cause she’s lame. But she gets her comeuppance, oh yes! She gets crazy sick and spends like a week in the infirmary. She has “a big mosquito bite surrounded by poison ivy, my red eyes were pinkeye…my sneezing and aches and tiredness were a cold, the disgusting thing by my mouth was impetigo [Come on Stace, don’t deny that you caught the herpes!], and all the itchiness was from more insect bites and, of course, the poison ivy. (The dyspepsia was a nervous stomach, which cleared up as soon as I found out I didn’t have Lyme disease.)” Yep, she’s got the plague. Apparently, the second you leave NYC, you catch all sorts of nasties.
Kristy lets the other CITs in her cabin give her a makeover. She actually wears makeup.
Claudia falls in LUV with a Japanese-American boy. They have lots in common, and Claud’s a smitten kitten.
Jessi and Mal don’t get along with their cabin mates, cause they act all juvenile and clingy, and they’re “special” CIT status. One of the girls in the cabin calls them “oreos,” misusing a racial slur. But, Mal and Jessi write a play for some of the younger girls to put on that “teaches” the other girls to be more accepting…LAME!
Mary Anne gets in trouble for sneaking trying to sneak around the lake that separates the boys’ and girls’ camps. Why? Cause she wants to prove that she’s cool to the other CITs, and they don’t believe Logan exists. Oh, and she decides to let the other girls pierce her ears, but they chicken out before she does.
Dawn tries to figure out the quiet girl in her cabins. Oh, and she gets a group of kids lost in the wilderness. [Um, lost in the wilderness, stuck on an island (Oh, I miss good Liz Phair!), Dawn’s got some problems with keeping kids safe. Maybe, she shouldn’t be a babysitter?]
Logan gets razzed by the boy CITs because of the lame-o love letter Mary Anne sends him. Should I transcribe it here? Why not?
I miss you so much! I am counting the days until next Wednesday. This next week will seem like a year. I think of you and want to
swonswoon.Oh, to feel your arms around me at the dance! It has been too long since our last kiss.
I will be wearing the formal teepee wear, of course, and a yellow ribbon in my hair. What of you, my love? Will you wear your after-shave? If you were to bring me a yellow flower to match my ribbon, I would melt in your arms.
Love forever, kisses and hugs, your love-bunny, Mary Anne XXOO
My single favorite moment of the book? Logan’s outfit: “I put on my teepee shorts and teepee polo shirt and tied my teepee sweater casually around my shoulders.” Yup, Logan is a girl.