Camp Dork by Beth VrabelCamp Dork by Beth Vrabel

Camp Dork

byBeth Vrabel

Hardcover | May 3, 2016

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The pack of dorks heads to camp-and this time the bully they face might just be one of their own.

Sheldon convinces Lucy, Sam, April, and Amanda to join him at Camp Paleo. Like cavemen, the campers are going to have to make do without air conditioning, and they'll dig for fossils during the day. And Grandma's coming too-as the lunch lady for the camp next door.

But Sam backs out at the last minute to attend a gymnastics camp instead. Lucy wonders why she misses him so much-it's not like he's her boyfriend. Why does the word "boyfriend" make her blush? She needs a distraction.

Enter Mr. Bosserman, the grouchy camp leader who won't budge on the camp's caveman theme. The old man needs some softening up, and Lucy knows just the person for the job: Grandma.

One successful match made, Lucy starts to see potential lovebirds everywhere. But when the wrong campers pair up, the pack falls apart, all under the watchful eye of a secret blogger who's been writing about the camp's activities. Even worse? A thief is targeting everyone but Lucy, setting her up to look guilty. Soon Lucy finds herself alone, left to fix the messes she's made. If she fails, the pack may be splintered for good.

Beth Vrabel grew up in a small town in Pennsylvania. She won a short-story contest in fourth grade and promptly decided writing was what she was going to do with her life. Although her other plans -- becoming a wolf biologist, a Yellowstone National Park ranger, and a professional roller skater -- didn't come to fruition, she stuck...
Title:Camp DorkFormat:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 8.25 × 5.75 × 1 inPublished:May 3, 2016Publisher:Sky Pony PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1634501810

ISBN - 13:9781634501811


Rated 4 out of 5 by from A great series for a fun read A sequel to Pack of Dorks, this nerd squad is now going to Camp Paleo. When Lucy finds herself missing Sam she decides to try her hand at matchmaking. The problem is she is not very good at it and eventually alienates the people she most cares about. She also finds herself being set up as the camp thief. This fun story about friendship and fitting in will appeal to ages eight to 12.
Date published: 2017-02-15

Editorial Reviews

"Vrabel has a rare talent for expressing the tenderness, frustration, awkwardness, confusion, and fun of growing up. VERDICT In Vrabel's capable hands, the ups and downs of adolescence shine through with authenticity and humor." —School Library Journal"With good humor, Vrabel explores the pitfalls of emerging preteenhood. This quick read nonetheless effectively delves into interpersonal pitfalls that will be familiar to most older grade schoolers, and Lucy's developing insight may even provide a few hints for staying on the right path. Honest, funny, and entertaining." —Kirkus ReviewsPraise for Beth Vrabel and Pack of Dorks:“Lucy’s perfectly feisty narration, emotionally resonant situations and the importance of the topic all elevate this effort well above the pack.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review“Pack of Dorks is the pack I want to join.” —Amanda Flower, author of Agatha Award nominee Andi Unexpected“Vrabel paints a realistic depiction of tween life, particularly its emotional confusion. Preteen readers will connect with Lucy’s personal struggles and be entertained by her disastrous attempts at camp life.” —Booklist