Summer at Meadow Wood
Even though it’s nice being back with her friends at Meadow Wood, 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 home life is blowing up, it can be hard to focus on campfires and canoeing.
But there is something about summer and surprises that go together like blueberry pancakes and maple syrup. And soon, Vic starts to feel like—just maybe—a summer at Meadow Wood was exactly what she needed.
I thought this would be a typical camp book at the beginning, with all of the girl drama, and almost gave up, but this has a lot of interesting facets to it, so I'm glad I continued. This is a great choice for kids who love to read about summer camp like Battle's Camp Average, Darling's Maddie's Camp Crush, Miller's Click, Weissman's Nerd Camp and Wolitzer and Sloan's From Nightowl to Dogfish
This reminded me of Nickerson's The Secrets of Blueberries, Brothers, Moose & Me, which doesn't circulate super well, but which I enjoyed. I loved this author's A Kind of Paradise and am always glad to see books where children learn the merits of working!