Greyson Gray

Camp Legend

Children - Action
293 Pages
Reviewed on 12/08/2013
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Author Biography

B.C. Tweedt lives in North Liberty, Iowa with his beautiful wife, Julie. Because he can be a big kid at times, even at the age of 31, he enjoys hanging with kids. Though he taught literature and history at a private middle school for four years, he now focuses on writing, volunteering at a youth group, and mentoring boys in his free time. He loves bacon, Dr. Pepper, and buffalo wings, but there is nothing he loves more than seeing kids grow in wisdom and character. The characters in the Greyson Gray series are a conglomeration of many of the real personalities and humors he knows and interacts with on a daily basis. Because of this, kids feel the characters are authentic and relatable.

B.C. Tweedt has plans for a fairly long series, following Greyson as he grows up in an increasingly divided and threatening world. B.C. has thoroughly enjoyed brainstorming ideas for this series while running, listening to epic movie soundtracks, and researching in exotic places like the Bahamas.

In the sequels, Greyson battles terrorists as they threaten a new Civil War. In Fair Game, he stands up to them at the Iowa State Fair. In Deadfall, he fights them on a cruise ship.

Check out the sequels on Amazon here:

Greyson Gray: Fair Game -

Greyson Gray: Deadfall -

    Book Review

Reviewed by Carol Thompson for Readers' Favorite

B.C. Tweedt's book, Greyson Gray: Camp Legend will leave you wanting more, more, more! Morris College All-Sports Camp has everything twelve-year-old Greyson Gray needs to distract him from his father's mysterious disappearance - intense athletic competition, weird friends, and a pretty girl. Combining these elements, along with a unique and entertaining writing style, Tweedt moves you into Greyson's world in an enchanting, humorous way and you may find yourself laughing out loud. Greyson stumbles upon a terrorist's sinister plot brewing in the observatory, a place already haunted by a chilling camp legend. He is faced with two worlds; one of lurking danger and mystery, the other of competition and awkward romance with his first real crush. Greyson must try to save thousands of lives as he copes with the other aspects of his life. He also must cope with the loss of his father.

The characters are well-developed and Greyson is someone you will cheer for right from the fist chapter. All of the characters are interesting and there's no doubt as to anyone's personality. The character development is incredibly strong. The plot is adventurous, suspenseful, happy, sad, thought-provoking, riveting, and humorous. Tweedt manages to pull it all together with witty and well-written prose. The writing style is unique and the author's own sense of humor comes through in his writing. The book is suitable for young adults and older. Anyone who has been to summer camp will really appreciate it. It is a don't-want-it-to-end type of book that keeps you reading and reading, anxious to learn what happens next. Tweedt's writing style will make you feel as if you're watching a movie as he writes with strong visuals.

B.C. Tweedt

This book has also been reviewed by Kirkus Reviews, one of the largest and most respected names in the book discovery business. Read it below, or through the link here:

"In Tweedt’s debut YA thriller, armed baddies working a fiendish plot at a summer camp don’t count on a plucky young boy and his pals.

Greyson arrives at Morris College All-Sports Camp determined to make the best of it. But when a brutish cafeteria worker, believing the boy has overheard critical information, physically threatens him, Greyson takes it upon himself to expose whatever scheme the man felt necessary to protect. He enlists the help of his friends and sneaks into the observatory, the apparent command center for a cluster of scoundrels. Tweedt’s novel has all the prerequisites for a summer-camp story: Brandon, the sympathetic counselor; Trevor and Tucker, the interchangeable jerks looking to knock Greyson down during lunch or on the football field; and Sydney, the love interest. Also joining Greyson are the friends he makes along the way, including Liam, the stuttering shy one; Patrick, who seems to hate everything; and twins Jarryd and Nick, whose loyalty is rounded out by ready-to-fire wisecracks. A number of memorable touches supplement the camp setting, like campers sneaking out past bedtime and counselors telling ghost stories, but the most notable is the relentless summer heat—lots of sweating, complaints, and looking forward to showers and air conditioning. In the book’s final act, which takes up nearly a third of the story, Greyson, Sydney and their fellow campers set out to thwart the villains’ plan, which involves a potentially deadly explosion. The series of primed set pieces never lets up until the end. Choosing a favorite character may be difficult, but it’s Jarryd who nearly steals the show, if for nothing else than his stoicism: After taking Greyson’s syrupy pancake to the face for referencing Sydney’s backside, Jarryd coolly asserts, “I respect that.” But in the end, it’s the titular hero who’s most admirable; rather than holster his gun, he stores everything he needs in a fanny pack—and anyone who can make a fanny pack look cool is definitely worth rooting for.

At times riotous, often nostalgic and always entertaining."

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