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Raina Telgemeier and Frazzled fans, rejoice! Author-illustrator Kayla Miller is back with Olive in this emotional and honest story about navigating new experiences, learning to step outside one’s comfort zone, and the satisfaction of blazing your own trails. Olive and Willow are happy campers! Or are they?   Olive is sure she’ll have the best time at summer camp with her Raina Telgemeier and Frazzled fans, rejoice! Author-illustrator Kayla Miller is back with Olive in this emotional and honest story about navigating new experiences, learning to step outside one’s comfort zone, and the satisfaction of blazing your own trails. Olive and Willow are happy campers! Or are they?   Olive is sure she’ll have the best time at summer camp with her friend Willow – but while Olive makes quick friends with the other campers, Willow struggles to form connections and latches on to the only person she knows – Olive. It’s s’more than Olive can handle! The stress of being Willow's living security blanket begins to wear on Olive and before long…the girls aren’t just fighting, they may not even be friends by the time camp is over. Will the two be able to patch things up before the final lights out? Look for more of Olive's adventures in Click!


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Raina Telgemeier and Frazzled fans, rejoice! Author-illustrator Kayla Miller is back with Olive in this emotional and honest story about navigating new experiences, learning to step outside one’s comfort zone, and the satisfaction of blazing your own trails. Olive and Willow are happy campers! Or are they?   Olive is sure she’ll have the best time at summer camp with her Raina Telgemeier and Frazzled fans, rejoice! Author-illustrator Kayla Miller is back with Olive in this emotional and honest story about navigating new experiences, learning to step outside one’s comfort zone, and the satisfaction of blazing your own trails. Olive and Willow are happy campers! Or are they?   Olive is sure she’ll have the best time at summer camp with her friend Willow – but while Olive makes quick friends with the other campers, Willow struggles to form connections and latches on to the only person she knows – Olive. It’s s’more than Olive can handle! The stress of being Willow's living security blanket begins to wear on Olive and before long…the girls aren’t just fighting, they may not even be friends by the time camp is over. Will the two be able to patch things up before the final lights out? Look for more of Olive's adventures in Click!

30 review for Camp

  1. 4 out of 5

    Cristina Monica

    3.5 stars. It was good to spend some time with Olive again. In the first graphic novel, she had trouble expressing her creative side and communicating with her friend groups. In this companion, she and her good friend Willow are away at camp. Everything is going well in the beginning. Olive and Willow are sticking together but Olive wants to branch out a little and try different things, talk to more people, whereas Willow wants to stick with the familiar. The girls are drifting apart while at ca 3.5 stars. It was good to spend some time with Olive again. In the first graphic novel, she had trouble expressing her creative side and communicating with her friend groups. In this companion, she and her good friend Willow are away at camp. Everything is going well in the beginning. Olive and Willow are sticking together but Olive wants to branch out a little and try different things, talk to more people, whereas Willow wants to stick with the familiar. The girls are drifting apart while at camp and once again Olive struggles to communicate how she feels and to understand Willow’s perspective of things. Thankfully, the camp monitors are there to help and monitor the whole situation. I enjoyed this one a little more than the first book because I adore summer camp stories, and having been to day camp when I was a kid, I can tell you that it is a very interesting experience. So I was excited to see what Olive and Willow would be up to. I do however feel like this is the kind of story that would have worked just as well or maybe even better as a regular novel instead of the graphic one. I rarely felt like the illustrations were necessary, only when Olive and her friends were creating something, because that’s always interesting to see. But that just proves that we create what we want, not what we feel we need to in order to please someone. Blog | Youtube | Twitter | Instagram | Google+ | Bloglovin’

  2. 5 out of 5

    Lana

    I was so excited to get my hands on this review copy of Camp from Kayla Miller! I love to find new books about camping and this one is adorable and very relatable. Olive and Willow are super excited to spend two weeks together at camp. But once they get to camp, things get more complicated than Olive had hoped. Olive hits it off right away with the other campers and is ready for fun! Willow has a harder time fitting in and she’s not very happy about sharing Olive’s attention either. This story is I was so excited to get my hands on this review copy of Camp from Kayla Miller! I love to find new books about camping and this one is adorable and very relatable. Olive and Willow are super excited to spend two weeks together at camp. But once they get to camp, things get more complicated than Olive had hoped. Olive hits it off right away with the other campers and is ready for fun! Willow has a harder time fitting in and she’s not very happy about sharing Olive’s attention either. This story is so relatable for this age group. I remember camping with girlfriends that were way more sociable and outgoing than I was, and it makes for a bit of a challenge. Feelings get hurt and it can create some tension, even for the best of friends. I enjoyed this graphic novel, and Kayla’s illustrations are just adorable. This would be a great story for any young reader whether they’ve been to camp or not, ultimately it’s a story of friendship. This book will be available April 23, 2019.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Xueting

    Middle-grade graphic novels really get the excitement and struggles of making friends!!! And not just for kids; they are stories we'd find so relevant and inspiring as adults too, because we're always meeting new people and making new friends. Olive and Willow go to summer camp together, but their different personality types create problems when they are socialising with others. Olive is sporty, outgoing and gregarious, and she easily makes friends with the other campers; on the other hand Willow Middle-grade graphic novels really get the excitement and struggles of making friends!!! And not just for kids; they are stories we'd find so relevant and inspiring as adults too, because we're always meeting new people and making new friends. Olive and Willow go to summer camp together, but their different personality types create problems when they are socialising with others. Olive is sporty, outgoing and gregarious, and she easily makes friends with the other campers; on the other hand Willow, who's more of an introvert who likes to stay in and is quiet in social situations, avoids hanging out with the others. Willow starts clinging to Olive as her only friend, and Olive struggles to be there for Willow while also doing the fun things she likes with her new friends. I can relate to the characters so much because I'm a bit of both of them, or somewhere in between them. It's beautiful to see how the girls deal with the conflict and come out as better, more mature people. There's a bit about putting yourself first, and how doing that and being a good friend are not mutually exclusive. That's so true and powerful; many of us really need that reminder.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Mehsi

    Re-read 2020. This was OK. I did like it better than when I first read probably because I know that Willow is going to be a horrible person, the resolution would be magical and fast. That definitely helped. Now I could just focus on Olive and the camp around her. I loved all the camp offers and I loved seeing what Olive picked. The camp counsellors were both fantastic people and I loved how they were always there for the girls and also never picked a side. I would definitely have loved going to Re-read 2020. This was OK. I did like it better than when I first read probably because I know that Willow is going to be a horrible person, the resolution would be magical and fast. That definitely helped. Now I could just focus on Olive and the camp around her. I loved all the camp offers and I loved seeing what Olive picked. The camp counsellors were both fantastic people and I loved how they were always there for the girls and also never picked a side. I would definitely have loved going to camp when I was a kid, I would be shy at first but if I had so many fantastic cabin people I would have popped out of my shell and have a fun time. The art was a delight and I love the style. ------------------------ My first vacation book and boy it was a disappointment. -2 for Willow, -1 for the dreadful magical and poof solution to the problems. I loved Olive, I loved the camp, I love the art, I love the colours, I just adore the activities (wish camps here were like this) and the counselors, I even loved the other kids. However, obsessive and hurtful Willow was just the worst character. She makes comments that Olive can't have other friends because they are best friends, um what? When a cute boy asks Olive out Willow snaps, what? And when Olive has a good time and makes friends, Willow turns into a whiny sad sack of bleh. I get that she is homesick, I get that it may not be fun to see your friend go away with other friends, I get that one may be a bit jealous seeing a friend adapt so easily, but that still doesn't excuse shitty behavior. Olive is giving you enough time but she is allowed to also have fun and make friends. The magical everything is all right was just a bit too magical and it felt rushed. After all that happened I had expected something more mature and have it better handled. What a shame. Wasted 8 euros on this book. :|

  5. 5 out of 5

    ✰Ayla✰

    3.5 stars. Well...I liked it. Camp is just that lighthearted, graphic novel that we just need sometimes. A break from those dark novels (although I love them) or those emotionally depressing realistic fiction books (yes, those are great too). You just need something like that once in a while. I finished this in somewhere around half an hour. It was reasonably paced and the drawings were well-crafted. Now, because this is a realistic fiction/graphic novel, I can't analyze this the way I usually do 3.5 stars. Well...I liked it. Camp is just that lighthearted, graphic novel that we just need sometimes. A break from those dark novels (although I love them) or those emotionally depressing realistic fiction books (yes, those are great too). You just need something like that once in a while. I finished this in somewhere around half an hour. It was reasonably paced and the drawings were well-crafted. Now, because this is a realistic fiction/graphic novel, I can't analyze this the way I usually do with my YA/Fantasy/Dystopian novels. I'd highly suggest this book if you want a quick read after you've either read a long series, or if you just want something fun for a change. Have fun reading!

  6. 4 out of 5

    Tammy

    Another fun book by this author. I liked the message of Click better, but this is still cute.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Katie Reilley

    I loved this sequel to Kayla Miller’s graphic novel Click! Olive and Willow are headed to camp. Olive is super excited, and Willow’s a bit nervous. Once they arrive, Olive’s ready to try new activities and make new friends, and Willow is a bit more apprehensive, struggling to fit in and share Olive with the other campers. My students would refer to Willow as a “clinger.” Being a 4th/5th grade teacher, I felt the friendship challenges were something I often see. The fear of missing out and jealou I loved this sequel to Kayla Miller’s graphic novel Click! Olive and Willow are headed to camp. Olive is super excited, and Willow’s a bit nervous. Once they arrive, Olive’s ready to try new activities and make new friends, and Willow is a bit more apprehensive, struggling to fit in and share Olive with the other campers. My students would refer to Willow as a “clinger.” Being a 4th/5th grade teacher, I felt the friendship challenges were something I often see. The fear of missing out and jealousy when friend groups shift are occurrences that happen often at this age. I felt the advice given to Olive by the older campers was spot on and what kids need to hear. Added bonuses were the back-matter: instructions on how to make friendship bracelets and information on Rube Goldberg machines! Highly recommend for grades 3 and up!

  8. 5 out of 5

    Abby Johnson

    Just a fun summer story about two best friends headed off to camp for the first time. Olive and Willow are friends, but very different. Olive is much more outgoing and adventurous, while Willow is more introverted and quiet. When they start camp together for the first time, they sign up for all the same activities. But Willow feels homesick and has trouble relating to the other kids in their cabin. Olive starts making lots of new friends and it's hard for Willow, who thought she'd have her best Just a fun summer story about two best friends headed off to camp for the first time. Olive and Willow are friends, but very different. Olive is much more outgoing and adventurous, while Willow is more introverted and quiet. When they start camp together for the first time, they sign up for all the same activities. But Willow feels homesick and has trouble relating to the other kids in their cabin. Olive starts making lots of new friends and it's hard for Willow, who thought she'd have her best friend by her side at every moment. This would be a great summer read for kids starting camp or reminiscing about camp experiences or kids who like stories about how complicated friendship can be. Hand to readers of REAL FRIENDS by Shannon Hale or BE PREPARED by Vera Brosgol.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Lauren

    I didn't realise this is number 2 in a trilogy/series. I want to read the first Graphic Novel now (I think it's called CLICK, and I'm definitely gonna check the 3rd one out as well. I think these are aimed at Middle grade, but I still enjoyed this, can be for all ages :) Brilliant art work and I loved the story, very relatable. Friendships are hard to balance, I think we've all experienced the jealousy and confusion when growing up, and working out what you like, what hobbies you enjoy etc. It h I didn't realise this is number 2 in a trilogy/series. I want to read the first Graphic Novel now (I think it's called CLICK, and I'm definitely gonna check the 3rd one out as well. I think these are aimed at Middle grade, but I still enjoyed this, can be for all ages :) Brilliant art work and I loved the story, very relatable. Friendships are hard to balance, I think we've all experienced the jealousy and confusion when growing up, and working out what you like, what hobbies you enjoy etc. It has some good messages in this Book.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Lindsey

    This one hit the nail on the head for my kiddo with attending camp. I like that this series takes topics that are often discussed in children's lit but then shows a different perspective (which happens to be my kid's perspective). Thank you for filling that need. We can't wait to see what Olive is up to next!

  11. 4 out of 5

    Kris

    There are so many really, really good middle grade graphic novels out there, so this one is disappointing. It is okay, but there is just such better stuff out there. Weak, one-dimensional characters were my biggest frustration. The art is cute, and it is a quick read, but it could be so much better.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Jenna

    A cute read but the character development still doesn’t reach the same level as other middle grade graphic novels from Raina Telgemeier and Svetlana Chmakova. I did enjoy this more than the first book, Click, but the conflict was resolved too quickly once more. Very cute drawing style.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Lara

    Very cute! I love the art, the counselors are amazing, and even though the main issue is resolved fairly easily (eventually), I still thought it was well done. I went to camp in 7th grade with my friend Jessica, and we both pretty much immediately bonded with other people and then hardly saw each other the whole time we were there. I like that Olive and Willow's story plays out a little differently, and I can imagine this situation happening in real life--one kid just throws herself right in, an Very cute! I love the art, the counselors are amazing, and even though the main issue is resolved fairly easily (eventually), I still thought it was well done. I went to camp in 7th grade with my friend Jessica, and we both pretty much immediately bonded with other people and then hardly saw each other the whole time we were there. I like that Olive and Willow's story plays out a little differently, and I can imagine this situation happening in real life--one kid just throws herself right in, and the other one...doesn't. Anyway, I'll definitely look forward to more from Kayla Miller.

  14. 5 out of 5

    vanessa

    This hit the spot! I think the story and payoff is much better in this one than Click. I really enjoyed seeing the conflict, the different POVs, and then how the two girls resolved it. Definitely would recommend to kids at my library.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Lorraine

    I was excited to read this because I enjoyed the previous story, Click. This was a cute graphic novel about 2 friends, Olive and Willow, who go away to sleepaway camp together. Olive is more outgoing and adventurous and has no trouble adjusting to life at camp or making new friends. Willow has a much harder time. She is not as outgoing, afraid to try new things, a picky eater and she misses home. As a result she clings to Olive and and only wants to do things with her. She gets mad when Olive st I was excited to read this because I enjoyed the previous story, Click. This was a cute graphic novel about 2 friends, Olive and Willow, who go away to sleepaway camp together. Olive is more outgoing and adventurous and has no trouble adjusting to life at camp or making new friends. Willow has a much harder time. She is not as outgoing, afraid to try new things, a picky eater and she misses home. As a result she clings to Olive and and only wants to do things with her. She gets mad when Olive starts to make new friends or participate in different activities. Olive tries to be supportive, and she stays with Willow a lot. However, she soon begins to feel that she is missing out on things when she has to stay by Willow's side. Eventually the two get into a fight. With Olive no longer by her side, Willow is forced to try new things and make new friends. The topic of changing friendhips is very relatable to kids this age. My daughter read this and said she felt like she was reading about herself and one of the girls in her class. The jealousy and anger that can occur as friendship change happens all the time. I thought the advice given to Olive by the older campers was perfect and very helpful to Olive and any kid who finds themself in this situation. I enjoyed this book alot! I thought the story was very relatable and I loves the artwork. I hope the author writes more books with these characters.

  16. 4 out of 5

    L.E. Fidler

    it's that time of year again...summer! when i read compulsively! but this one is actually part of my summer reading with fiona - and it's definitely one she likes a lot more than I did. for me, it's predictable with indistinguishable voices among characters. for her, it's the closest she'll get to raina telgemeier until the fall when her new book comes out. she might have a countdown going. this one is full of typical middle school drama - friends go away to camp and have predictable drama when one it's that time of year again...summer! when i read compulsively! but this one is actually part of my summer reading with fiona - and it's definitely one she likes a lot more than I did. for me, it's predictable with indistinguishable voices among characters. for her, it's the closest she'll get to raina telgemeier until the fall when her new book comes out. she might have a countdown going. this one is full of typical middle school drama - friends go away to camp and have predictable drama when one is more extroverted and comfortable socializing than the other one is. it doesn't help that the other one has a nervous mother. i felt very targeted by this part of the book. perhaps i'm taking it too personally? reader, i am. but i am glad my daughter, who starts fifth grade this fall, is reading this one. lots of the same drama she experiences happens safely in the fiction here and it provides good fodder for discussion on how to be a sensitive but also good friend. and, hey, that is always a good thing.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Kim Bongiorno

    The perfect book to buy your tweens who are heading to camp this summer (sleepover or not). I have not been shy about my love for CLICK, the first book about Olive and her circle of friends and family, and this is a great follow-up. Olive and her BFF head to sleepaway camp, and there are many different people and activities to pull them in different directions. This is natural. It's expected. But it's always tricky on both ends. CAMP shows how this goes, how that thread of friendship is tested and The perfect book to buy your tweens who are heading to camp this summer (sleepover or not). I have not been shy about my love for CLICK, the first book about Olive and her circle of friends and family, and this is a great follow-up. Olive and her BFF head to sleepaway camp, and there are many different people and activities to pull them in different directions. This is natural. It's expected. But it's always tricky on both ends. CAMP shows how this goes, how that thread of friendship is tested and stretched, how it can rope in others, as well. Sooo good. Exactly what our adolescents need when navigating growing friendship circles (due to new schools, new experiences) in an emotionally slippery time of love and mistakes, new interests and old connections. Bonus: instructions to make your own friendship bracelets are at the end of the book.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Rod Brown

    The first book in this series was a bit mild but an enjoyable enough kid's graphic novel. This one is nearly catatonic. Extroverted Olive goes to summer camp with her friend Willow, who is introverted and feeling homesick. Willow's increasing unhappiness causes just about the tamest bit of conflict possible. Ho-hum. I was pleased to see Rube Goldberg machines explained to a new generation.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Deanna Siegel

    Very simple plot but executed very well. Olive and Willow go to camp together and Olive adjusts to being away from home well, while Willow struggles to make friends. I enjoyed the dynamic between the friends and the ways they helped each other out through the story. Very cute.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Jinghay (these.blank.pages)

    This was such a short and fun read! 😊 I absolutely adore books about summer camp (because I always wanted to go to one as a kid 😍)! Really enjoyed the beautiful artwork, and will definitely be checking out Kayla Miller's other works! Rating: 4.5/5

  21. 4 out of 5

    Nay Keppler

    i felt personally attacked but i liked it

  22. 5 out of 5

    Stephanie

    This was so cute! I loved it!! I just ordered her other book because I am obsessed! :) I’m so happy this isn’t a standalone!

  23. 5 out of 5

    Darla

    Reading this colorful sequel to "Click" made me a happy camper. Olive and Willow go to summer camp together. Both are new to the Bunny cabin, but they do not have the same success in adjusting to the camp setting. Soon Olive feels torn between being a good friend to Willow and enjoying time with other campers. Will the advice of a camp counselor help them to work through the issue and still enjoy the rest of camp? Will they both go home happy about their camp experience? You will just have to re Reading this colorful sequel to "Click" made me a happy camper. Olive and Willow go to summer camp together. Both are new to the Bunny cabin, but they do not have the same success in adjusting to the camp setting. Soon Olive feels torn between being a good friend to Willow and enjoying time with other campers. Will the advice of a camp counselor help them to work through the issue and still enjoy the rest of camp? Will they both go home happy about their camp experience? You will just have to read this book and find out. Includes a "Let's Make a Friendship Bracelet" guide as well as extra info on Rube Goldberg Machines. Now I can't wait to read "Act."

  24. 5 out of 5

    Bookphile

    I enjoyed this. RTC This is my first Kayla Miller graphic novel, though I'm an avid fan of the genre in general. I really appreciate how well middle grade graphic novelists handle complicated issues like bullying, friend problems, tolerance, and other themes. Some spoilers to follow. This book is no exception. The plot centers around friend drama while Olive and Willow are at camp. Olive dives into camp with great enthusiasm, wanting to try new things and make new friends, but Willow is more hesit I enjoyed this. RTC This is my first Kayla Miller graphic novel, though I'm an avid fan of the genre in general. I really appreciate how well middle grade graphic novelists handle complicated issues like bullying, friend problems, tolerance, and other themes. Some spoilers to follow. This book is no exception. The plot centers around friend drama while Olive and Willow are at camp. Olive dives into camp with great enthusiasm, wanting to try new things and make new friends, but Willow is more hesitant and homesick. As a result, she starts clinging to Olive and is jealous of Olive's making new friends and pursuing her own interests. Anyone who has kids or has been a kid (and, really, even adults experience this from time to time) can relate to this theme. From there, the book dives into some complicated questions. As two people grow up and begin to pursue their own passions, are they destined to grow apart? Is there a way to do right by your friend while also being true to yourself? I appreciated that the book takes a nuanced approach, making it clear to the reader why Willow is behaving as she is while also allowing the reader to sympathize with Olive's frustration. If I can draw a line between most of the modern middle grade books and graphic novels I've read of late, it's their emphasis on empathy. As frustrated as Olive is, she still cares about Willow and wants to be a good friend. Another thing this book does well is give an example of how setting boundaries is important. The heart of Olive's frustration is with the fact that she finds herself subsuming her own desires and denying herself opportunities in order to appease Willow. She has to figure out a way to draw a line with Willow, and I think this is a difficult skill for any kid to learn. Friendship between two young children has its ups and downs, of course, but it's relatively simple in comparison to how that friendship functions as kids get older. I'm glad the book showed Olive struggling with what to do while also making it clear that Willow's co-dependency isn't healthy for either her or Olive. I also admired that this book shows plenty of examples of Willow and Olive seeking advice and help from people older than them. For one, it reinforces for kids that their feelings are valid and worthy of consideration from those older than them, and for another it shows that older people have more experience and can provide insight that younger, less experienced kids don't yet have. Plus, I'm always happy when books for kids show kids talking and thinking through problems in a realistic way. Figuring things out isn't easy, but I like that books like these model for kids how to find and use the tools they need to help them become mature adults who know how to communicate with one another. I do want to make clear that, while I think this book does a great job of showing how to handle unhealthy behavior in a healthy way, I didn't find it at all preachy. It's very honest about how painful the tension in their relationship is for both Olive and Willow, and how that tension makes both of them feel insignificant and unheard in different ways. My ARC was black and white, so I don't have a good feel for how the finished, full-color product looks, but I did find the art appealing. It has a diverse cast of characters, and I was very much engaged with the way all of them are drawn. There are varying body types here, and while the art is cartoonish, it's realistic in that the kid characters look like kids. The scenes of the Rube Goldberg machine Olive and her friends create are especially fun and imaginative. One other thing I want to say is that I know this book will be targeted at girls because most of the characters are also girls. However, this is a book boys can relate to as well; I have a ten-year-old and he really enjoyed it as well. As I said at the beginning of my review, this was my first book by Miller, but it definitely won't be my last.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Laura Loomis

    Great to recommend to kids who are having trouble with possessive friends.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Emily

    Just like the first book, something really bothered me about this one. This time, there was drama that was super-realistic: Olive starts making other friends, and Willow feels left out and jealous. They end up having a big fight about it, Willow sabotages Olive's project, they avoid each other... for one day, and then they have a conversation where they both somehow have the emotional maturity to both identify their feelings (and the root of their feelings) AND explain it in a way that makes sen Just like the first book, something really bothered me about this one. This time, there was drama that was super-realistic: Olive starts making other friends, and Willow feels left out and jealous. They end up having a big fight about it, Willow sabotages Olive's project, they avoid each other... for one day, and then they have a conversation where they both somehow have the emotional maturity to both identify their feelings (and the root of their feelings) AND explain it in a way that makes sense to the other person. And then it's resolved: all of Olive's new friends still want to be friends with Willow even though she was honestly really mean to them, and everyone loves each other and no one is ever left out and it's just not realistic at all! And, I'm sorry, but kids don't work like that. PEOPLE don't work like that. Not everyone is going to be friends. Sometimes you will have friends that don't get along and don't like each other, and they will never get along and they will never like each other. Sometimes you have to cut off a friend who won't let you have other friends because they don't change and it's not healthy for anyone. Sometimes there will be friend-drama that doesn't wrap up with a pretty bow, and it sucks and there isn't a happy ending but you just have to deal with it. I think this book really missed an opportunity to show a situation that could help a lot of kids not feel so alone in their relationships. Friend-breakups are real and they hurt, and this book could have done something valuable by showing that it happens and it's okay and there's nothing wrong with you or your former friend. Actually, I feel like both of these books have glossed over just how hard it can be to be a kid for the sake of having a neat narrative with no loose ends, and that's really frustrating because the art is so engaging. My other problem is that despite everyone instantly forgiving Willow, the book did a terrible job of having empathy for her. Like, I've been where Willow is, and even I had trouble relating with her! That's just... not good writing. She comes across as a possessive jerk who won't let Olive be her own person when really she was just feeling like no one liked her and like everyone was going to make fun of her if she tried to be friends with them and like her one friend was leaving her behind. She was scared and lonely and too self-conscious to recognize offers of friendship as genuine. She felt more comfortable with the counselors than with her peers because of it. Imagine if the book had presented her that way instead! But no.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Andrew

    Olive and Willow are best friends, attending a summer camp, and they're happy campers...or are they? With a camp full of opportunities, shy Willow clings to her friend Olive, but can their friendship survive a summer? Enjoy the explorations of camp, new friendships, new experiences and great supportive kids/camp counselors. Learn how to make a friendship bracelet too...OOh cool. Good for a Kid Book Group (especially during the Summer)

  28. 5 out of 5

    Misti

    Olive and her friend Willow are off to summer camp, and Olive is super excited about all of the fun activities to try and the new friends she will make. Willow is a bit more apprehensive, and when they arrive at camp, she becomes clingy and controlling, wanting Olive to do everything with her. Can their friendship survive two weeks of this tug-of-war? This sequel to Click stands fine on its own and can be read independently of the other book. It's another great, realistic exploration of the kind Olive and her friend Willow are off to summer camp, and Olive is super excited about all of the fun activities to try and the new friends she will make. Willow is a bit more apprehensive, and when they arrive at camp, she becomes clingy and controlling, wanting Olive to do everything with her. Can their friendship survive two weeks of this tug-of-war? This sequel to Click stands fine on its own and can be read independently of the other book. It's another great, realistic exploration of the kind of friendship issues that a normal, outgoing kid might face, without buying into the common tropes of bullies and mean girls and friends growing apart at puberty. It's also a fun summer camp story that embraces all of the positive experiences camp can offer, but doesn't really touch on any of the inconveniences (so it's a very different sort of summer camp story than, for instance, Vera Brosgol's Be Prepared). Kids who enjoy Raina Telgemeier and Shannon Hale will eat this up.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer

    A good follow up to Click that treats some of the common issues that kids face as they grown up and grow into themselves. I think that the story was handled well and the artwork was great. I do feel that overall it was a lot of Olive making amends for nothing she did. To the point where the counsellors were also guilty of favouring Willow over Olive in the whole "argument." That did annoy me. I wanted Willow to be more understanding of her friend and to seek forgiveness for behaviour that was ca A good follow up to Click that treats some of the common issues that kids face as they grown up and grow into themselves. I think that the story was handled well and the artwork was great. I do feel that overall it was a lot of Olive making amends for nothing she did. To the point where the counsellors were also guilty of favouring Willow over Olive in the whole "argument." That did annoy me. I wanted Willow to be more understanding of her friend and to seek forgiveness for behaviour that was causing her friend pain. Willow was essentially a passive aggressive bully who never truly understood that it was bullying. And that disappointed me, because girls do play games like this (a lot) and often feel guilt because their friends don't want to be part of activities they don't choose. My daughter went through that in middle school with someone who didn't want her being friends with anyone else and bullied her (wrote on her notebooks, called her names) when she tried to move outside of their one-on-one friendship. What sucked is that my daughter also tried to include her friend in the bigger friend circle and felt bad when she finally decided that she would break away and make new friends. So, Camp resonated a lot ....

  30. 4 out of 5

    Gemma

    Really enjoyed this book and thought the author did a great job in portraying the subtle difficulties of two close friends learning to give each other space to make new friends. The illustrations are full of colour and detail, giving the reader a full sense of the fun and excitement of camp. I thought that the cast of characters was well done -- focusing on Olive and Willow, but including side characters who round out the story (particularly camp counsellor Laura -- love how supportive she is an Really enjoyed this book and thought the author did a great job in portraying the subtle difficulties of two close friends learning to give each other space to make new friends. The illustrations are full of colour and detail, giving the reader a full sense of the fun and excitement of camp. I thought that the cast of characters was well done -- focusing on Olive and Willow, but including side characters who round out the story (particularly camp counsellor Laura -- love how supportive she is and her words of wisdom!). The story is told and drawn in such a way as to be appealing and appropriate for Gr. 3+! I definitely recommend for any library and age.

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