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Camp Spirit: 05/19/20

Camp Spirit

Camp Spirit by Axelle Lenoir is a graphic novel set at an unusual summer camp. With two months to go before university, Elodie is shipped off to camp to work as a counselor. She's given the red heads — a boisterous group of ginger girls that no previous counselor has been able to tame.

Also at the camp is perfect girl Catherine, Elodie's supposed arch enemy. She's surprised to find a friend in her and before the end of the first week the two are inseparable.

At night, though, something weird is happening. Strange lights. Weird behavior from the camp chief. Elodie is having nightmares or possibly paranormal experiences.

The best way to describe the camp's atmosphere is to say it's like the witches in The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina embraced the hippy life style and decided to open a summer camp. But — they kept it devoted to their Dark Lord, including satanic skits and fireside songs.

Somehow in the middle of all this chaos and mayhem, Elodie finds friendship and romance. She tames the red heads and continues an awkward friendship with them post-summer camp.

I loved the mayhem and magic of this book. The redheads are just this side of believable. It was a fun afternoon read and one I will enjoy re-reading.

Five stars

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