“Yes! Another summer at camp! Me and my sister and brothers have been coming to Camp Lakeview for ever and I love it. But this year I wouldn’t mind being on my own for once. Having my family around used to be like a security blanket – but lately, I feel like I’m being smothered…”
Bubbly, mischievous Jenna is the prankster queen of Lakeview Summer Camp, famous for her fun-loving nature and wild stunts. But this year she’s getting seriously out of control and doesn’t seem to know when to stop. What’s bugging Bunk 3C’s favorite practical joker?
Author: Melissa J. Morgan
Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd. (May 01st, 2007)
Pages: 173 plus an excerpt of Best Friends
Series: Summer Camp Secrets #2
Prankster Queen is a lighthearted camp adventure featuring Jenna Bloom and her twin, Adam and older sister, Stephanie. I like summer camp books! Unfortunately, this one was stuffed with unlikable and easily forgettable characters, but the author did a good job writing the vivid scenery.
As for the pranks, I was expecting better ones given that Jenna owns the Queen of Pranks title, but they were mainly minor ones. I don’t think Jenna would be out pranking the Dobre twins anytime soon.
Next to them, she looks like an amateur. They could teach her a thing or two when it comes to pranks.
I liked Jenna’s twin, Adam. His personality simply shone throughout the story. I don’t think there was any big secret to actually reveal in the end. Jenna was only acting out because her parents were going through a divorce. It’s never easy for young children to suddenly accept the fact that they’ll be coming home to one parent after school and possibly visiting the other on a weekend. They deal with things in their own way, but I wasn’t getting this vibe from Jenna.
A good read but the author should reconsider renaming the book to Summer Camp Secrets: Annoying Jenna.
I love the design and I think it’s one of the prettiest covers I’ve seen in a while and yes, I bought this book because of the cover. This cover is a 4/5.
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