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Stay in Touch! Follow us on social media to add even more wonder to your day. No purchase necessary. Offer available only in the U. Offer subject to change without notice. See contest rules for full details. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Hell Camp by Niki Smart. A fast-paced, slap-you-in-the-face journey through a bizarre childhood with a crazy mother. A mother who will stop at nothing to get what she wants; a mother who crashes cars, beats up the maid, extinguishes cigarettes on her arms, sleeps with the neighborhood, runs away from home for months at a time and eventually "kidnaps" a toddler.
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Paperback , pages. More Details Other Editions 3. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Hell Camp , please sign up. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 4. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Apr 25, Andrew rated it really liked it. She squarely confronts her past, accepting her own wildness in the face of dysfunction and forgiving her mother more often than she does even herself.
And while Niki has emerged from the devastation of her childhood as a warm and wonderful person, the trip to get where she is today makes for a wonderful, hilarious, shattering read. Sep 24, Lenelle Hamil rated it it was amazing. Hell Camp by author Niki Smart, is a honest account of her tumultuous past, colorfully written with wit and humor!!
I could not put the book down!! A must-read!! View 1 comment. Aug 17, Erin Shiba rated it did not like it Shelves: memoir. I've been putting off this review for some time now. The largest difficulty has been this: I genuinely feel that Niki Smart's life is worthy of interest and sympathy. The journey that she's taken--through apartheid, sexual abuse, alcoholism, saddled with a mentally unstable mother and a desperate need for fame--and the fact that she's arrived safely on the other side is nothing short of remarkable.
However, I not only didn't enjoy this read, I actively disliked the experience. Had I not received I've been putting off this review for some time now. Had I not received a free copy, I would've put this book down 20 pages in. There were two main points that troubled me.
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The first is nit-picky, and I recognize it as such, but I just couldn't get beyond it: this book is riddled with typos. And while I understand that the colloquial tone allows for a lot of variance with sentence structure, punctuation, etc. But when you thank your editor in the opening pages, and there's a typo IN that paragraph, and then the foreword is titled "Forward," it's hard to have faith that things will be uphill from there. I tried to give her the benefit of the doubt, that it was intentionally called Forward, but I honestly couldn't convince myself that that was the case.
The second point, though, is truly what caused me to give this book a 1-star rating.
The writing read like the blog of a 19 year old girl that I wouldn't want to befriend. There was no subtlety, no ear for language. Jokes and plays on words seemed trite or cliched, and the gravity of any scene was undermined by the lack of strong word choice or original voice. I could elaborate on the point, but I already feel like an ass. The content of the story is not without merit.
The construction of the story largely was. Feb 16, Jason rated it liked it. Great story.
Hell Camp reads like a journal really, but that's part of its charm. It seems authentic. Good one to give your selfish, entitled teenage daughter :. Jul 27, Trevor Pearson rated it liked it Shelves: giveaways , reviewed. Received a copy of Hell Camp by Niki Smart through the First Reads Giveaway program in exchange for an honest review "I was reckless to the point of stupidity.
I mean, I climbed in cars with strangers, I climbed on the back of motorbikes with strangers I was drunk and I didn't care. I sought out constant adventure, anything out of the ordinary, anything to occupy my mind. Boredom was equivalent to death. Keep me stimulated, keep me busy, busy, busy, so I Received a copy of Hell Camp by Niki Smart through the First Reads Giveaway program in exchange for an honest review "I was reckless to the point of stupidity. Keep me stimulated, keep me busy, busy, busy, so I don't have to endure the silence or be alone Her mother was a serpentine affair, a wooden roller coaster of emotions with peaks, valleys, sharp turns, excess speed,and sudden stops.