Agnes Parker... Happy Camper?

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Penguin Young Readers Group, 2006 - Juvenile Fiction - 160 pages
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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 Reviews

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In this book the character change in their personality. Read full review

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A great book for girls who want and need a step up from Judy Moody. It is a good story about how friendships change. Read full review

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About the author (2006)

Kathleen O'Dell ( was named a Publishers Weekly Flying Start Author for her much-praised debut novel, Agnes Parker . . . Girl in Progress. She's also the author of YA novel Bad Tickets on the Knopf list. She lives in Glendale, California.

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