This fourth book in the Winnie Years series is just as engaging as its predecessors. Those who have read the previous books will not be disappointed, though it is not necessary to have read them to enjoy and follow this story, as the author recaps several main events. Once again, Winnie's life and the friendship/boyfriend/family drama that surround it are chronicled in such a way that any girl can relate. Winnie is annoyed with her boyfriend, Lars, when she finds out he is leaving for the summer, so she plans to escort her best friend, Dinah, to a wilderness camp in South Carolina. When Lars ends up staying in town for the summer, Winnie is torn between Lars and spending the summer with her friend, but chooses the latter. The girls do more than just save baby turtles when they are at camp--they make new friends, and some new crushes, too. But Winnie remains loyal to Lars even when another boy tries to kiss her. A friend of Dinah's get suspended for shoplifting, and Dinah, while innocent, is entangled in the controversy because the stolen goods were hidden in her locker. The content is generally quite wholesome with just a bit of kissing and potty talk (in the context of conservation and flushing toilets). In one paragraph, Winnie expresses her relief over not being born a boy, as she imagines that certain male bodily functions would be quite embarrassing. Fans of this series can look forward to its prequel, Ten, due out May 2011.