Tag Archives: Summer Camp

Going To Camp Part 3: Little Darlings By Sonia Pilcer

The story of two innocent girls in a race not to stay that way! A one-sentence description of the plot (adapted from the screenplay of the notorious 1980 film) belies the sensitivity with which the subject is treated: two girls … Continue reading

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Going To Camp Part 2: I Want To Go Home! By Gordon Korman

Rudy Miller hates Camp Algonkian Island so much he’ll do anything to escape…. Background: Canadian writer Gordon Korman retains a cultish appeal among a certain segment of Middle Readers, in part because (as stated in the Scholastic Book Services biographical … Continue reading

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Going To Camp Part 1: Fireworks (First Love From Silhouette #101) By Elaine Harper

Patti was a serious student; Spencer was an irresponsible playboy! Background: Is it a major holiday? You can bet that Elaine Harper and First Love From Silhouette have got us covered with another appropriately-themed teen romance set in the northern California … Continue reading

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Summer Theme Part 1: “Going To Camp”

Over the next few months, we’ll be looking at some books focusing on popular YA summer experiences. Part 1 will be “Going to Camp” and will commence the first week of July; in the meantime, you can check out some … Continue reading

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Donna Parker: Mystery at Arawak (#6) By Marcia Martin

She really hadn’t meant to pry, but why did Helene seem so terribly upset and worried? What could be in the letters that was so important, and so private? She acted almost as though it were a matter of life … Continue reading

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Buddies By Barbara Park

How could just one person ruin an entire summer vacation? Summer Camp stories usually are usually either given a paramilitary setting, with demerits and saluting and color wars, or just leave the fictional campers completely unsupervised and let them do, … Continue reading

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The Long Shot: A Kim Aldrich Mystery (#4) By Jinny McDonnell

It’s an adventure Kim will never forget, when she and Kevin, an attentive boys’ camp counselor, stalk a vicious kidnapper-killer through the mountain wilderness… Time to wrap up this year’s month-long look at vintage girls series published by Whitman in the … Continue reading

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