Be Prepared

By BROSGOL, Vera

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ISBN
9781626724440 9781626724457
Publisher
First Second


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School Library Journal

Starred Review on May 1, 2018  |  Middle to High School

Gr 5–8—Brosgol has worked on acclaimed animated films, but she was once a lonely nine-year-old aching for friendship. Here, she relates the story of her monthlong experience at Russian summer camp, where she coped with the horrors of outhouses, feral wildlife, and bug bites, as well as with mean older cabinmates and alienation from her fellow campers. The author/illustrator rep...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on April 1, 2018

"This book is a true story. And also made up." Brosgol's (Anya's Ghost, rev. 7/11; Leave Me Alone, rev. 9/16) fictionalized graphic memoir captures the ups and downs (let's be honest-mostly downs) of a stint at a Russian Orthodox summer camp. Feeling like an outsider at school, Russian American preteen Vera is initially thrilled to attend camp with other Russian kids. Once there, however, she struggles to adjust to the strict rules, lack of modern electricity and plumbing, and drama involving her significant...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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