Author: Kayla Miller
Genre: Middle Grade, graphic novel
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Pub Date: April 23, 2019
Taken from GoodReads
Raina Telgemeier and Frazzled fans, rejoice! Author-illustrator Kayla Miller is back with Olive in this emotional and honest story about navigating new experiences, learning to step outside one’s comfort zone, and the satisfaction of blazing your own trails.
Olive and Willow are happy campers!
Or are they?
Olive is sure she’ll have the best time at summer camp with her friend Willow – but while Olive makes quick friends with the other campers, Willow struggles to form connections and latches on to the only person she knows – Olive. It’s s’more than Olive can handle! The stress of being Willow’s living security blanket begins to wear on Olive and before long…the girls aren’t just fighting, they may not even be friends by the time camp is over. Will the two be able to patch things up before the final lights out?
I was so excited to get my hands on this review copy from Kayla Miller! I love to find new books about camping and this one is adorable and very relatable. Olive is back again in this new story about camp.
Olive and Willow are super excited to be spending two weeks together at camp. But once they get to camp, things get more complicated than Olive had hoped. Olive hits it off right away with the other campers and is ready for fun!
Willow has a harder time fitting in and she’s not very happy about sharing Olive’s attention either. This makes for some difficult decisions for Olive. Does she hang back with Willow and miss out on the fun? Or does she need to let Willow find her own place at camp?
This story is so relatable for this age group. I remember camping with girlfriends that were way more sociable and outgoing than I was, and it makes for a bit of a challenge. Feelings get hurt and it can create some tension, even for the best of friends.
I enjoyed this graphic novel, and Kayla’s illustrations are adorable. This is a great story for any young reader, whether they’ve been to camp or not, ultimately a story of friendship.
This book will be available April 23, 2019.
About the Author
Kayla Miller is a cartoonist, author, and illustrator born and raised in everyone’s favorite state: New Jersey. They have a BFA in Illustration from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. When not busy working on graphic novels, Kayla enjoys watching bad movies, trying to cook new recipes, playing games (both board and video), and reading other people’s graphic novels.
Thank you Kayla for this fun review copy! I hope to post a Q&A with her soon!❤️
CAMP is Coming out next week! I hope you check it out!
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