Author: Noelle Stevenson
Recommended for: 5th grade and up
Call Number/Link: GN J Stevenson, N
Synopsis: At Miss Qiunzilla Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet’s camp for hard-core lady-types, things are not what they seem. Three-eyed foxes. Secret caves. Anagrams. Luckily, Jo, April, Mal, Molly, and Ripley are five rad, butt-kicking best pals determined to have an awesome summer together… And they’re not gonna let a magical quest or an array of supernatural critters get in their way! The mystery keeps getting bigger, and it all begins here.
This is just an amazingly, fun graphic novel. The four friends get into all sorts of trouble due to their adventures. I laughed the most at their poor camp counselor who they’re often giving the slip to. It’s very female positive, but it isn’t preachy in the least. The coloring and artwork are spot one. I love that girls have varying body types that were realistic and not sexualized. It’s very fast paced and filled with tons of adventure, making it an excellent recommendation for everyone of all ages. It does end with a cliff-hanger that will have fans screaming for more. Expect to see this one on tons of best graphic novel lists in the future.