Camp Famous (Hardcover)
Abby Herman is struggling through the last days of fifth grade. She has dreamed of going to sleepaway camp and finally it is coming through but not in the way she expected. Her teacher's brother runs a camp for famous kids who need a break. Abby lies about her "famous" status but finds true friends who love her for who she is.— Valerie
"Camp Famous expertly blends the joys of summer camp with the struggles of not fitting in. It's a fun and uplifting read!"—Janae Marks, author of From the Desk of Zoe Washington
"Like the best camp friends, this heartfelt story will stay with you for a long time."—Stacy McAnulty, author of The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl
The Princess Diaries meets Harriet the Spy when Abby—the most ordinary girl in the world—finds herself undercover at a summer camp for famous kids. From acclaimed author Jennifer Blecher, Camp Famous is an accessible and fun summertime adventure about fitting in, being brave, and letting others see who you truly are. Camp Famous is pitch-perfect for anyone who loves Disney’s Camp Rock.
Eleven-year-old Abby Herman is beyond excited that her parents are letting her go to summer camp for the first time ever. Maybe camp will be the place she’ll finally find what she’s always wanted: a best friend. But—surprise!—she’s not going to just any summer camp, she’s going to Camp Famous, the one exclusively for famous kids escaping the spotlight.
Desperate to fit in with the pop stars, princesses, and geniuses, Abby creates a fake identity as a famous author. Everything goes as planned: the other girls welcome her, she participates in camp activities, and she even inspires a pop star! But as camp comes to a close, Abby finds herself torn between who she has pretended to be and who she truly is.
About the Author
Jennifer Blecher once worked as an assistant district attorney. Now she is a full-time writer and her work has appeared in both local and national magazines. She lives in Boston, Massachusetts, with her husband and their three children, but spends part of every summer on Martha’s Vineyard. www.jenniferblecher.com
"Like the best camp friends, this heartfelt story will stay with you for a long time." — Stacy McAnulty, author of The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl
"Camp Famous expertly blends the joys of summer camp with the struggles of not fitting in. It's a fun and uplifting read!" — Janae Marks, author of From the Desk of Zoe Washington
“Abigail Herman spends a lot of time trying to figure out the mysterious rules of fifth grade friendship. . . . She thinks a fresh start at summer camp might be the answer. . . But [then] her teacher, Ms. McIntyre, arranges for Abby to go to . . . Camp Famous . . . This plot-driven, upbeat novel will have readers relating to Abby’s awkwardness while enjoying the fanciful situation . . . A sweet story of friendship, being true to yourself, and finding common ground. . . . A quirky and fun summer read.” — Kirkus Reviews