Agnes Parker, Happy Camper
Publisher: Listening Library (Audio)
Date: July 2005
Duration: 3 hours 43 minutes
Agnes Parker is going to science camp, which means pranks, fun, rivalries but will it change a longtime friendship for good?The first thing Agnes and her best friend Prejean learn at science camp is that they won't be sharing the same cabin. Being apart gives Agnes a different perspective, and a few worries, about what others think of her longtime friend. Everyone seems to be going on and on about how beautiful Prejean is. A beauty queen? What if Prejean starts acting like one? Soil studies, camp pranks, and a weird bunkmate all play a role in this funny, insightful story of the everyday casualties and payoffs of growing up.Camp culture forces the friends to confront racial prejudice, loyalty and a blooming interest in boys. Realistic dialogue and smart characters offer a richness and depth without sacrificing some serious fun. The campfire is bright and warm when shared with Agnes and her friends. Kirkus ReviewsFrom the Trade Paperback edition.