'Summer Camp Is Cancelled' by Darlene P. Campos

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'Summer Camp Is Cancelled' by Darlene P. Campos


238 pp. 11-year-old Lyndon, the son of Mexican immigrants, is secretly in love with his best friend Melody, a deaf girl who uses her white board to communicate. When his plans to spend the summer at an exclusive camp with Melody are thwarted, Lyndon is forced to spend his vacation waiting for her to return home while working in his family’s restaurant, aggravating his devout Catholic grandmother and avoiding his annoying Uncle Manny.

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Lyndon thinks that his friend Melody Martinez is the most beautiful girl in the whole world. The fact that she is deaf and uses her white board to communicate doesn’t bother him. In fact, it just makes her more beautiful in his eyes. When an opportunity to spend the summer at Camp Sam Houston with Melody goes awry, he is forced to make the best of a bad situation by spending his summer vacation at home.

However, the situation goes from bad to worse with the arrival of his annoying Uncle Manny, who Lyndon must care for daily after throwing himself down the stairs. Still determined to find some semblance of summer camp at home, Lyndon spends most days at his family restaurant, grabs pizza with his friends Javier and Ted, and draws the ire of his devout Catholic grandmother.

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Release Date:

  • August 3, 2018

About The Author:

  • Darlene P. Campos earned her MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Texas at El Paso. She is from Guayaquil, Ecuador, but currently lives in Houston, TX with an adorable pet rabbit named Jake. Her website is www.darlenepcampos.com