"How to Survive Summer Camp" was written by Jacqueline Wilson and Illustrated by Nick Sharratt. It was first published in1985 by Oxford University Press. The Special Edition was published in 2010 to 2011 for the 25th anniversary of the book.
Stella, an average school girl, gets sent to a summer camp by her newly- wed mum. Dressed from head to toe in what she sees as awful camp clothes, she arives at Evergreen Camp ready for the worst.
Mistaken for a boy, bullied into swimming, and forced to share a room with snobby Louise and nasty Karen, Stella thinks summer camp can't get any worse, but with eccentric Ms. Hamer Cotton, and her Siamese cat, Tinkypoo, lurking around each and every corner, can it?
My favourite character in the book was Marzipan, as she was quiet and shy, but even though she was bullied by Karen, caring Stella still found that Marzipan had her own sense of opinion and did not care what Karen thought.
I would rate this book 10 out of ten as it had a funny and adventurous dialoge, and something unexpected lay in wait around each corner.
I reccomend this book to girls from the ages of 9 to 11, as it is a heart-warming story about overcoming you'r fears and making new friends, and I think that the story shows that a sense of humour always helps, even if it isn't that funny.
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