Secrets of Camp Whatever Vol. 1 || eARC Review

Title: Secrets of Camp Whatever
Author: Chris Grine
Series/Number: Volume 1
Genre: Graphic Novel, Fantasy,
Age: Middle Grade
Page Count: 272
Publication Date: March 2, 2021
Publisher: Oni Press
Themes: Friendship, Exploration, Monsters, Mystery
Rep: Hearing Impaired Rep, ASL


“Eleven year-old Willow doesn’t want to go to her dad’s weird old summer camp any more than she wants her family to move to the weird old town where that camp is located. But her family—and fate itself—seem to have plans of their own. Soon Willow finds herself neck-deep in a confounding mystery involving stolen snacks, suspected vampires, and missing campers, all shrouded in the sinister fog that hides a generation of secrets at Camp … Whatever it’s called.”

Thank you to NetGalley and Oni Press for an eARC of this title.

I thought that this story was incredibly intriguing. It was a bit confusing to begin with, but I think that was very smart in terms of setting up the story. Things are very suspicious from the beginning and our main characters are learning about the mysterious island and camp as they begin their experience at the camp.

I really enjoyed the diversity in characters, personalities, and friendships that were present in this book. I enjoyed the action and fast pace of the story. I found that the pace of the story really kept you guessing and excited to read more and more. I highly recommend this to anyone who is intersted in mythical creatures, mystery, and summer camps!

Rating: 4/5 Stars

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