Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Camp Reads: Camp Midnight by Seagle & Katzenstein




I received a complimentary download of this graphic novel from Netgalley in exchange for sharing my thoughts.



Camping is a staple of summer. Whether it's a road trip with family or being away from home for the first time,  the camping experience is fraught with thrills and in the case of this story chills!

This book tells the story of a young teen named Skye who has been dealing with losing the home she grew up in due to her parents divorce, as well as sharing her brief time with her Dad, in the presence of the new Stepmother.

This visit however Skye learns that she will be shipped off to camp. This doesn't make her happy at all! In fact her resistance leads to her Father rushing to get her to the camp pick up location and putting her on the wrong bus.

Skye doesn't discover this until the first night when everyone is called for midnight snacks and to shed their human disguises and embrace their inner monsters.

What's a human girl to do? If you are Skye you stick close to your one ally and prepare to bluff your way through a monstrous week!

I really enjoyed this book. It's fun and has really expressive art. I think what I enjoyed most was the way the art team expressed Skye's emotions and highlighted the creepiness around her.

Skye is not a typical "nice" protagonist. She yells a lot and speaks her mind without really thinking of how her words might be effecting others. 

She doesn't leave camp the same as she entered but she is still true to her self. A fun read! Perfect for middle grade readers and for family readalongs.

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