Read this because the art style was SO CUTE 😍. The story was also very cute, and as this was a graphic novel, a very short read. I finished it in one sitting. While I‘ve always loved going to camp, I was still able to empathize with Vera‘s struggles throughout the story and rooted for her to make good decisions in the end.
Fantastic art once again, in shades of green, yellow, and brown. This comic brought back memories of mine from Girl Scout camp, both good and bad. Young Vera thinks summer camp will be a blast, but the older girls are mean to her, there‘s no candy allowed, and she has to use latrines! As the four weeks of camp go by, Vera learns a lot about herself and friendship.
As someone who hated the two days of summer camp I managed to suffer through, I found a kindred spirit in the author/illustrator of this graphic novel. If camp and attempting to make new friends have never really been your favorite things, then definitely check out this book.
Life is good.
Got this graphic novel from the library. It‘s a true story about a camp for Russian-American girls that the author attended. Except it‘s not like she planned as she deals with Mean-girls, and the general “outside stuff” camping entails. Sounds like a good children‘s graphic novel about fitting in and acceptance when all you feel like is an outsider.
Just the two of us tonight, so it‘s a #bookanddinner Meatless Monday kind of night! Tagged Maya‘s book, which she is reading for the 50th or so time. 😂😂
On the plate: sweet potato, black bean and goat cheese quesadilla with salad. (Can you call it a salad if it‘s only lettuce and dressing?) 🧐
Super cute graphic novel about a girl who feels like she doesn‘t belong because of her family background, so she goes to a summer camp where everyone should be the same as her. Of course she discovers this is not enough to fit in. But she does have some adventures.
Be Prepared by Vera Brosgol
Rating: 3/5 ⭐️
Checkout my review (link in bio) of this cute middle-grade graphic novel that has some of the cutest art I‘ve ever seen.
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#NoFemmeber Day 13: #SheWill be prepared for Russian camp! Being the youngest girl in her tweener camp, Vera used her skills as an artist to gain friends, as can be seen in the image above. However, her attempts backfired, as she found herself changing into someone she didn‘t really like all that much. Named by Mariko Tamaki during the Singapore Writers Festival as one of the best MG novels this year. My review: https://wp.me/pDlzr-iYK
Grand Rapids Michigan haul!!! Went on an awesome day trip with two of my lovely sisters! They both got piercings like the pros they are and I felt blessed and excited to be with them! Plus look at all my loot! We went to #vaultofmidnight #booksandmortar and you know we did some thrift shopping! 😎 I've been wanting this Chipmunks album since I was a kid!
Maya has been at Green River Preserve, a sleepaway camp in the NC mountains since July 22! This photo popped up on their FB post last night, and it gave me ALL.THE.FEELS. ✨💞
They had just returned from a 3-day backcountry camping trip, I am not surprised that one of the first things she did after arriving back at the cabins was to grab the graphic novel I recently mailed to her in a care package! 💚📚⛺️
She comes home on Friday. 😃
Books finished today for #24in48 include 8 graphic novels and one short story novel collection. I also finished my current audiobook - The Girl Who Saved Christmas and read over 11 hours!! About to start another novel but probably won‘t last the hour. Happy reading everyone and see you in the morning!
I read this book solely on cover and a spurt of some of my favorite graphic novelists having this ARC in their pictures.
I knew nothing except it was about camp. What I got was a little bit of my adolescent self: raised by immigrant parents, not fitting in socially or economically with my peers and the longing to be like everyone else.
This GN was charming and heartfelt. Vera's journey was a pleasure to follow!
Very sweet autobiographical graphic novel about an immigrant girl who wants nothing more than to go to sleep-away summer camp like her more privileged friends. And when she finds a way go, which is Russian camp partially subsidized by the Orthodox Church, it turns out that camp is perhaps not all that it‘s purported to be. Loved the art style and minimal color palette.
Went hiking over the weekend and brought this graphic novel with me ^^ it was a fun read about a little girl named Vera who just wanted to go to camp like the other kids because she felt left out. She goes to Russian camp with her little brother where they learn about their culture and the history of their people. Vera not only learns more about her heritage but also how to make friends and enjoy herself despite the new and scary environment.
I always have a hard time deciding what to choose for #freecomicbookday but I'm pretty happy with my pick! I'm very excited to read these snippets from some great looking graphic novels, especially "Be Prepared". I actually had time to browse the shop (Paper Escape in Dixon, Illinois) this year and I found the discount boxes in the back and...
Had a chance to sneak this one in while daughter was doing stage crew stuff. Brosgol—author of Anya‘s Ghost & Leave Me Alone!—tackles summer camp in her latest. Vera is desperate to go, like everyone else in her neighborhood, but when she finally does, it‘s not the idyllic vacation she thought it would be. There are mean older girls, outhouses & bugs. Lots & lots of bugs. It takes time but Vera gets over her fears & even makes some friends.