I like the way the story revolved on the lives of the campers and their day to day life. It reminded me of Stephen King's It. I wish there was a bit more on what was happening outside of the camp and more to Mike and Lily's love story at the end. But I agree that this story is a diamond. It kept me gripped and I just couldn't "put it down". I admire how Mike's forward thinking and decision making seems so in character and the way he still sometimes do kid's stuff. It is so realistic. I really loved the book and took time to search and find a review I can share my experience with.