Monday, April 25, 2016

Book Spotlight- Pack of Dorks: Camp Dork by Beth Vrabel

Welcome to Middle Grade Monday! Today I am spotlighting a fun book coming out next week:
Pack of Dorks: Camp Dork
(Sky Pony Press| On-Sale: May 3rd, 2016| 240 pgs)

Press Release-
Lucy and her pack are back, in this sequel to Beth Vrabel’s heartwarming and humorous debut, Pack of Dorks. Sheldon convinces Lucy, Sam, April, and Amanda to join him at a weeklong sleep-away summer camp—Camp Paleo: Live Like a Caveman. Like cavemen, they’re going to have to make do without air conditioning or a heated pool. They’ll learn archery and dig for fossils. And Grandma’s coming too; she’s taking a job as lunch lady for the camp next door.

 At the last minute, Sam backs out to go to a gymnastics training camp instead. Lucy wonders why she misses him so much—it’s not like he’s her boyfriend or anything. Why does the word “boyfriend” make her blush, even when she’s only thinking it? She needs a distraction. Enter Mr. Bosserman, the grouchy camp leader who won’t budge on the caveman aspect of the camp. 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. And setting up couples keeps her from facing the question tickling the back of her mind: Is she in love with Sam? But when the wrong campers fall for each other, the pack falls apart, all under the watchful eye of a super secret blogger who’s been writing about the camp’s activities Gossip Girl–style. Even worse? A thief is targeting everyone but Lucy, setting her up to look guilty. Soon Lucy again finds herself alone, left to fix the messes she’s made and face her own feelings. If she fails, the pack may be splintered for good.

About the Author

 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 with the writing. She is the author of the Pack of Dorks series and A Blind Guide to Stinkville and A Blind Guide to Normal (October 2016). Beth lives with her wonderful husband, two charming children, a spoiled rotten puppy, and two fat guinea pigs in Connecticut.

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  1. I've read two of Beth's books and enjoyed them immensely. Can't wait to take a look at her newest. Thanks for the heads-up.

  2. This one sounds like lots of fun! I can't wait to see all her matchmaking jobs. :) Thanks for reviewing!

  3. This sounds super fun, though I suspect I should start with the first book. Thanks for featuring, and happy MMGM!

  4. I've seen this book around a bit, but I haven't gotten the chance to read it. It sounds good, though. Thanks for sharing!
    Dena @ Batch of Books

  5. Sounds like a middle grade version of Jane Austen's Emma. I think it would be a fun read. Thanks for the suggestion.

  6. Thank you for featuring Camp Dork!

  7. Thanks for your comments everyone. I think the title alone makes it one to put in your tbr pile!