Camp Midnight – written by Steven T. Seagle, drawn by Jason Adam Katzenstein


 51gzkfpf-ol Camp Midnight – written by Steven T. Seagle,  drawn by Jason Adam Katzenstein, Image Comics, (9781632155559), 2016.

Format: Paperback

Rating: 1-5:  (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4

Genre:  Graphic Novel, Humor, Horror

What did you like about the book? At the start of this graphic novel, Skye is furious at her mom’s plan for her to spend the summer with her dad and her new step-mother (Skye calls her Step-Monster). Things are about to get even worse when dad and stepmom send Skye off to summer camp “for her own good.” After a mix up with camp buses, Skye winds up at Camp Midnight, which turns out to be a camp for actual monsters. Skye’s snarky attitude and barbed comments allow her to face down the monsters, even the mean witch girl Abycinthia, which earns her respect from the other campers. Surprising herself, Skye even makes a friend and catches the eye of a cute werewolf boy. (Note: there is a skinnydipping scene where the werewolf’s butt shows.) Author Seagle, co-creator of BEN 10 and Big Hero 6 has crafted another engaging story here.

Anything you didn’t like about it?  No.

To whom would you recommend this book?  Recommend to patrons from grade 5 – 7 looking for a humorous/scary graphic novel with the first baby step of a romance.

Who should buy this book? Elementary school libraries, middle school libraries, and public libraries.

Where would you shelve it?  Shelve with your other graphic novels.

Should we (librarians/readers) put this on the top of our “to read” piles?  Yes, in the top third.

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City: Mary Melaugh, Marshall Middle School Library, Billerica, MA

Date of review:  1/13/17

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