Perennials: A Novel - Mandy Berman

I chose this book because it promised tales of summer camp (a place I've sent my kids to, but always wished I'd gone myself) and suggested it was for fans of Curtis Sittenfeld, among others. I was hoping for another Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, or something like that, but the characters did not capture my imagination in the same way. While their backstories were interesting, for me at least, they never seemed to be fully fleshed out. Worse still, I found them annoying, so empathy for their problems was especially hard to come by. The resolution of the book came in a rush, and was more confusing than revealing. This was not for me, but, as far as I can tell, if you were a summer camper, you will page through this one on nostalgia alone.