Waiting on Wednesday ~ Monster Camp by Sarah Henning

Waiting on Wednesday ~ Monster Camp by Sarah Henning


A happy and tired welcome to a new Waiting on Wednesday! What a day, I hope everyone else’s Wednesday has been/is going better.

Today I picked a book I recently came across while browsing, not sure if it was Twitter or Amazon, but either way, I need this book! It is Monster Camp by Sarah Henning! I just love American summer camps, they sound like a blast! And add to that monsters? Real ones? And not LARPing kids having some realistic outfits? Sign me up! I am so curious to meet everyone + also figure out how no one knows that Sylvie is human. I mean, make-up brings you that far, but how do you dodge weeks of blood drinking? Not to mention transforming or able to do some tricks? I need to know! I want to see what is going on in this summer camp, what kind of activities are they going to do? Monster ones? Eep! So excited, and I also like the cover, campfire and… um… snacks??

I don’t know Ghost Squad, but I do like Hotel Transylvania, so I am very curious about this one. Hopefully a bit less over the top though than HT is. XD

Now it is just waiting for May to come so I can get this one, well, if Amazon has it.

Monster Camp  Sarah Henning, Monsters, Children's Book, Vampires, Werewolves, Campfire, Summer, Camp, Marshmallow, snacks, fun, children's booksGhost Squad meets Hotel Transylvania in this sweetly spooky fish-out-of-water middle grade story about a human girl who must put on the performance of her life when she realizes what she thought was a LARPing summer camp is full of real monsters!

With her stick-on fangs and widow’s peak drawn in waterproof eyeliner, Sylvie is an expert at pretending to be a vampire. More kids at school would know that if they bothered to join her monster LARPing (live action role playing) club. Not even her dad understands her passion for the undead and denies her request to attend a monster LARPing summer camp. But Sylvie is not so easily deterred.

She decides to tell her dad she’s attending another camp located near Monster Camp then sneak over to her real destination after he drops her off. Sylvie feels bad lying to her dad, but there’s no way she’s going to miss the chance to finally meet other kids that share her interests. And when she lays eyes on Monster Camp, she knows it was all worth it—the immersive campgrounds look like they came off a Hollywood lot!

But when an obnoxious kid dressed like a werewolf gets punished by being magically turned into a Pomeranian, Sylvie realizes she made a critical miscalculation. These aren’t LARPers, they’re real monsters, and Sylvie’s preferred costume means she’s placed with blood-sucking, human-biting campers who would breathe fire if they knew the truth about her. She has no choice but to try to stick it out by doing exactly what she does best: pretending to be a monster.

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