By Hope Larson
Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2008
Audience: All Teens
Abby is back at the same old camp she goes to every summer -- except for the fact that this summer, nothing is the same. Her friend Rose is a cabin assistant, her friend Beth is pierced, and now the only person who doesn't seem too cool for Abby is Shasta, the new girl.Shasta:
1. who is one-eighth Cherokee.
2. who was struck by lightning.
3. whose Internet boyfriend is a senior in high school.
4. who can't do any activities because of various questionable ailments.
5. who is totally annoying to everyone but Abby.
Can Abby be friends with a girl who all her other friends can't stand? Especially when Shasta has secrets that she isn't even telling Abby?
Brilliantly plotted by Eisner Award winner Hope Larson, this is the story of one summer that will most definitely be different from the rest.
This was a fun, cute graphic novel. Normally, I don't like stories about camp, but this one was ok because it didn't focus on the activities. It focused on the relationships between the teens and the changes they went through. I liked the romance and the friendships. I thought they were very realistic. It was a great quick summer read.