Neither artistic, dreamy Jenna nor surly, delinquent Lucas expected to find themselves at an invitation-only summer camp that turns problem children into prodigies. And yet, here they both are at Camp Fielding, settling in with all the other losers and misfits who’ve been shipped off by their... show more
Neither artistic, dreamy Jenna nor surly, delinquent Lucas expected to find themselves at an invitation-only summer camp that turns problem children into prodigies. And yet, here they both are at Camp Fielding, settling in with all the other losers and misfits who’ve been shipped off by their parents in a last-ditch effort to produce a child worth bragging about.But strange disappearances, spooky lights in the woods, and a chilling alteration that turns the dimmest, rowdiest campers into docile zombie Einsteins have Jenna and Lucas feeling more than a little suspicious . . . and a lot afraid.
Publish date: August 3rd 2010
Publisher: First Second
Pages no: 151
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Science Fiction
, Middle Grade
, Sequential Art
, Graphic Novels
I gotta be honest, I usually love Ms. Hicks but this one just didn't do much for me. It had some interesting ideas but I just felt they weren't fully realized. The end came quickly without much buildup and then ended with a puzzle. Try her other books first if this is your first Hicks novel.
Like [b:Zombies Calling|2200042|Zombies Calling|Faith Erin Hicks|http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1347418225s/2200042.jpg|2205798], it's basically a B movie in graphic novel format. Fun enough to read, but nothing spectacular. Definitely a creative premise, though. Unfortunately, the chara...
Brain Camp, Susan KimThis is a weird little science fiction graphic novel for young teenagers. Aliens are trying to save their world by reproducing themselves on earth in the bodies of children. Parents are encouraged to send their difficult kids to Camp Fielding where they are promised that their c...
2 strong points are the art and the sheer absurdity of the plot. But it wasn't campy enough to pull it off. And I don't like the use of the word "retarded" as a slur, even if it is meant to illustrate how mean the people saying it are. Because no one in the book reacted to it like it wasn't okay.