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Climax Public Library J TAN (Text) 33500013250865 New Available -
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  • ISBN: 9780062795458
  • ISBN: 0062795457
  • Physical Description: 371 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2020]

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"Vic Brown did not want to go to camp this summer. It's nice being back with her friends in the woods of New Hampshire, but Vic still can't forget about the secret reason her mom wanted her and her brother out of the house--or how much her family is going to change. When her homelife is blowing up, it can be hard to focus on campfires and canoeing. But there is something about summer and surprises that goes together like blueberry pancakes and maple syrup. While Vic spends her days contending with a seven-year-old who is smart beyond her years, a snarky Eleanor Roosevelt-obsessed counselor, a maintenance man who finds peace among the vegetables, and a cute boy with outrageously green eyes, she starts to feel like--just maybe--a summer at meadow Wood was exactly what she needed."-- Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 March #2
    It's one thing to return to the summer camp you've always loved, but quite another to be sent there because your mother wants you out of the way for a couple of months. Thirteen-year-old Vic finds her enjoyment of Camp Meadow Wood overshadowed by suspicions that her parents are splitting up and her mother is seeing another man. Still, Vic makes herself useful as a supportive friend to a precocious seven-year-old newbie and as a worker in the camp garden, which unexpectedly leads to her first, tentative romance. Processing new experiences and absorbing bits of wisdom from people she respects, Vic manages to view her family's problems from a different perspective and move forward. Tan offers a number of distinctive characters of different ages within a story that convincingly recreates aspects of the summer camp experience. Vic's engaging first-person narrative lets readers feel her emotional distress as well as her intellect, which actively seeks inspiration, hope, and practical coping strategies. An inviting choice, particularly for readers who enjoyed its companion book, Tan's A Kind of Paradise (2019). Grades 4-7. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Camps > Juvenile fiction.
Brothers and sisters > Juvenile fiction.
Friendship > Juvenile fiction.
Divorce > Juvenile fiction.
New Hampshire > Juvenile fiction.

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