GRAPHIC NOVELS

Camp

HMH. Apr. 2019. 224p. Tr $24.99. ISBN 9781328530813; pap. $10.99. ISBN 9781328530820.
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Gr 4-7–Olive and Willow go to sleepaway camp together, but will they still be best friends when they return? Olive (first introduced in Miller’s Click) easily befriends fellow campers, but Willow is more reserved and becomes jealous of Olive’s new pals. Willow is soon demanding all of Olive’s attention, and Olive, in turn, grows resentful. Readers will love the depiction of realistic friendship drama and the fun camp setting. Camp counselors intervene when necessary, but both girls show a lot of growth by the end of the story as lessons are learned and friendships healed. The activities will make readers wish they were at camp, too, especially at the end of the book when groups team up to film a Rube Goldberg machine for a music video. Expressive cartoon artwork is eye-catching and brings the setting to life. Olive and Willow are both white, but racial diversity is well represented among the campers.
VERDICT Hand to patrons looking for something after Raina Telgemeier’s Smile or Victoria Jamieson’s Roller Girl. For every library

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