Darla Decker Takes the Cake
Being a teenager is complicated when you’re only eleven, but I am soooooooo ready for the challenge.
“Every now and then you get the chance to connect with a book, to find a story and a group of characters that tickle all the happy, nostalgic parts of your brain and takes you back to places you thought were gone forever.” ~ C. Clark, Author
A week at Camp Wakonda is exactly what Darla Decker needs. Having said goodbye to sixth grade and her best childhood friend, she’s ready to create new memories and meet new people. Unfortunately, entering summer camp on a whopper of a lie and a fight with a fellow camper isn’t the best way to begin.
Aided by her schoolmate Nate, Darla navigates the twists and turns of life at summer camp while pretending to be Wakonda’s only “undercover counselor.” Despite the lies, older guys, bullies, and breakdowns, Darla discovers the truth about friendship through the mayhem and magic of camp.
“Oh, camp life. It’s humiliating and magical, heady and miserable, all at the same time. You’re never really ready to go, but then again, you never really want to leave. Jessica McHugh does a brilliant job of capturing that poignant childhood experience....” ~ Ellie Di Julio