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By Joly Herman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Cheery graphic novel shows camp routines, friend jealousy.

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Colorful, detailed, and straightforward, this graphic novel deals with the fun and knottiness of having a friend from home at sleepaway camp. However, Camp could have benefited from a little more complexity. Readers are introduced to a dozen different characters, but only two have any real bearing on the story, and their plotline is pretty predictable.

Kids will like the cartoony yet realistic portrayal of the food served in the mess hall, the friendly but rule-abiding teen counselors, and all of the fun activities. Camp does capture the giddiness and nuances of sleep-way camp. But it could have reached a little higher and delved a little deeper into a more intricate plot line in order to make the Camp Acorn Lake experience truly memorable.

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