My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Eager for the fourth grade to end, Nathan Rockledge is looking forward to spending time with his best friend, Tommy, for the summer. His parents, unfortunately, thwart his plans. They’ve decreed that Nate will be spending the summer at camp, but he’s not going there alone. His older sister is going within him so that she can keep an eye on him in order to make sure he doesn’t get into any trouble. Determined to make the most of the situation, Nate is glad he doesn’t have to spend the summer catering to his sister’s needs. His best friend, Tommy, will be joining him at camp and he’s sure they’ll have a blast together.
Nate makes sure to take along his trusty sketch pad and his coloring pencils while also making his preparations for camp. The thought of not having to eat his mother’s dreadful cooking for the next six weeks entices him and he begins to look forward to camp with each day that passes. The thought of making new friends and traipsing through the countryside peaks his interest further, but first he needs to get through the going-away party his mother has put together as well as spending time with the annoying Lisa Crane. Read on »