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 her new friends, who are all dealing with their own battles.
But as Olive settles in, she starts to wonder - maybe it's this messed up world that needs fixing, and not them. And so she comes up with a plan. Because together, snowflakes can form avalanches...
~I was sent a copy from the publishers - all opinions are my own~
I give it - 5/5
My review - For me, this has to be Holly Bourne's best book to date. It is just a fantastic book, with a strong message and some fantastic characters.
This book is centred around mental health. Olive is going to Camp Reset, it is a place for people with mental health problems. Here she will meet people with all different kind of mental health problems, some she would have heard off, some she shares and some she didn't know existed. She wants to get better, she wants to save the world from MHP, she wants to help her friends but...can she help herself?
This book had it's funny moments and also it's dark moments. Moments where I felt really connected with a few of the characters as they talked about their MH and I found myself nodding along and just totally getting what they where going through.
Olive is a wonderful character. Being in her head as she thought things about herself really got to me as that is how I am in my head some times. Being at Camp Reset, she is ready to go through what she can to figure out more about herself and more about certain mental health issues. She tries to be strong and we have all been there, with putting a front on because sometimes it's easier and this book shows the ups and downs of it.
Camp Reset is more than just a place for people to go and deal with their issues, it is a place for people to escape, to figure out more about their mental health, to understand it more and in the words of Olive, the food is amazing.
Holly Bourne has written something so beautiful here. It really got to me at certain times and I just felt for these characters. It is painfully honest about mental health, the ups and downs and even if you want to save everyone else it is okay to put yourself first some times, to be kinder in this crazy world.
One of the best books I've read this year and a book everyone needs to read.
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