Feminism, Harry Potter and First Love in USA!
Amber is leaving the cold UK for the hot USA during the summer, she’s visiting her mother which she doesn’t see from 2 years! I’ve fallen in love with Amber’s awkwardness since the first chapter and I would have totally punched her mother. I mean I get alcholism is a disease (well, sort of.. nobody ever forced you to drink) but leaving your own daughter for running from your disease doesn’t seem really a way to fix the problem! I hate how her family treats her.
Instead I really liked the weird romance between Kyle (I adore the name) and the letter at the end guys, OH THE LETTER AT THE END!
What I love most about the book is the HARRY POTTER references. It’s full of it!
All the kids at the camp are divided in 4 different houses: Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff and Dumbledore’s Army. Yeah, there’s no Slytherin because the kids who finished in Slytherin started cry, it has seen as the evil house. I loved how Amber got mad about that, but I can related with the kids actually: when I was 11 and ‘Harry Potter and the philisopher’s stone’ just hitted the theatre I considered Slytherin as the house of the evilness, then I grew up and all the books came out and eveything made sense.
I loved how Amber got mad with her mom for putting her in Dumbledore’s Army instead of Gryffindor — sorry, but when a kid grew up with Harry, Ron and Hermione he/she just wants to get in GRYFFINDOR! The first time I was sorted in Ravenclaw I needed a little time to adjust myself and I was 20-something. Now I’m a proud Ravenclaw! But I really enjoy the Harry Potter references and how much Amber loves Hogwarts it made me emphatize with her, even more!