Chiggers

Chiggers

Book - 2008
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Ages 10-14.
When Abby returns to the same summer camp she always goes to, she is dismayed to find that her old friends have changed, and the only person who wants to be her friend is the strange new girl, Shasta.
Publisher: New York : Aladdin Mix, ©2008
Edition: 1st Aladdin pbk. ed
ISBN: 9781416935872
1416935878
9781416935841
1416935843
Characteristics: 170 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Azzopardi, Jason - Illustrator

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LiztheLibrarian Feb 14, 2018

This was an okay GN, it works as a read alike for the Smile crowd in a pinch.

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TigerLily_16
Dec 30, 2015

I found it a little confusing. The characters sort of looked the same in the black and white, and it seemed a lot of the scenes had nothing to do with the plot. The cover looked like the book was for a younger age group, but I'd probably say it is good for the thirteen and up crowd.

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Brisingr2000
Aug 25, 2013

I felt that the story went off in random directions, but it was interesting enough to read the whole thing.

bellavam Mar 13, 2011

Larson writes convincingly about the quintessential camp experience, as told by a spunky but unsure pre-teen. The protagonist, Abby, is faced with navigating a social landscape that has changed drastically from the summer before. A "mean girls" cattiness is present, but Larson writes about it in a thoughtful and nuanced manner that is often missing from the discussion. Much of the plot circles around Shasta, a silver-tongued, lightening strike victim, whose appearance upsets the social dynamic. A recommended, nostalgia inducing, read.

020 Nov 05, 2009

Fascinating!

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Dr_Inferno
Apr 15, 2012

Dr_Inferno thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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tominator007
Apr 13, 2011

tominator007 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 5 and 6

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