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Help, I'm Trapped in Summer Camp (Help! I'm Trapped...)

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When Jake Sherman heads off to summer camp, his first day seems strangely familiar. Maybe that's because he just went through the same day yesterday, and the day before...and the day before that!  Will Jake be stuck in the first day of summer camp forever!

It doesn't stop there.  Jake thought he picked a camp for him and his friends--a place where they could play video game

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Paperback, 288 pages
Published June 11th 2007 by Backpack Books (first published June 1998)
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Texas State Poder
Emily Barrios-Jake Sherman's first day of summer camp at Camp Walton!Well it's not going so good for him.Jake is a boy who doesn't want to go to camp because he thinks it is going to be boring.But later on in the story Jake actually really likes camp.Jake meets new people during camp.

There is these 3 popular kids and he wants to hang out with them so that he can be popular as well.Later on in he book this boy named Peter-they say he is very geeky-and Jake decides to help him because the 3 popu
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Ahmad Hassan
Aug 10, 2011 Ahmad Hassan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In this book ,a boy named Jake Sherman, who is going to a camped called Walton.On the first day of camp,Jake hurts Peter feeeling because He jones on him. Peter wouldnt be his freind.There is a person that Jake doesnt know that wants him to be nice to Peter. That guy make Jake do the first day of camp all over again. Stick around and find out what happen to Jake and How he solved it.
Noelani Elaine
May 06, 2017 Noelani Elaine rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very good book, has a great writing style
Jr. Hafoka
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Ali
Feb 22, 2017 Ali rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Always enjoy these books as a child and I am enjoying reading them with my higher level second graders. I do think it's a good book for teaching theme and character change but I did feel it was a bit long-winded. Only for your highest stamina readers.
Christian Clemmons
Help! I'm Trapped in Summer Camp by Todd Strasser contains two stories in one. I enjoyed this book because it is a funny, adventurous book. I like books like this because it is fun to read and it makes you feel pretty excited to keep going through the book. The settings take place during summer at a summer camp. One of the camps is called Camp Walton the other is Camp Grimley. The main characters include kids named Jake, Josh, and Andy. Jake is usually the character the story revolves around. Th ...more
Dolly
Aug 19, 2011 Dolly rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: children starting to read longer chapter books
We've read a couple of books in the Help! I'm Trapped series and so far we like them. They are a bit more complex and longer than some of the other chapter books we've read recently and the drama is entertaining. Of course this book is a knock-off of the movie "Groundhog Day", starring Bill Murray. That's one of my favorites and so I loved the concept here. It was an engaging story and as long as it was, we had plenty of time to read since a thunderstorm knocked out our power and we had little e ...more
Jared
Sep 06, 2012 Jared rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I thought that this book was very entertaining to read because it's sort of like a mystery/comedy. It's a mystery because Jake has to find a way to stop living the first day of summer camp over and over again. It's a comedy because they pull pranks on each other and tons of other stuff. I can't tell you how he gets out of summer thought because that part is very interesting and I would spoil the whole story. I would defiantly recommend this book to my friends.
Cornell Poder
Nov 03, 2016 Cornell Poder rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Xavier M.
Have you ever been to summer camp?If you have been to camp then then this would be a book for you because it's about a kid that goes to a camp for the first time.He thinks he is going to a regular camp but he has no idea what he is in for.The first day wasn't all that great because he is always repeating the first day of camp.Will he ever go through summer camp or will he always repeat the first day?
Marrissa
Oct 08, 2015 Marrissa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Have you ever been to a summer camp? If you have you should read the book "Help! i'm trapped in the first day of summer camp" by Todd Strasser, because its funny, and mean. The boy Jake didn't want to go to camp and, when the book starts to get to other chapters,he goes to camp and wants to be like the cool kid. He has to not be a nerd. My favorite part in the story was that when he was saying all these stuff about his sister. You should read it because its a funny book.
Nrak AKA Karn
Mar 19, 2008 Nrak AKA Karn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: ummmm.... people who are..... um..... i don't know
Recommended to Nrak AKA Karn by: the back of the book OMG!!!
I own this book. It very awesome and hilarious. Todd Srasser is a great writer it ends in the most funniest way you won't even believe it. One of the best books i read in 4th grade. Even if you are not in 4th grade it is still worth it, a great book. You will definetly love.

I will sell or swap this book with anyone in Grover Middle School
James
Feb 25, 2014 James added it
This book was very good I would recommend it to anyone who likes adventure and comedy. The main character is very funny and its two stories in one and ones with a summer camp were he can not get passed the first day and the second one is he switches bodies with a camp leader and it turns out interesting results. So I recommend this book to anyone who wants comedy and adventure
Kirsten Wilson
Nov 03, 2016 Kirsten Wilson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
really enjoyed the book because it was interesting to know if he was going to get out of summer camp or not.I thought when he was being nice to peter.At first when he wanst being nice to peter i was thinking that if he wasn't nice to him because he was mean then he couldn't get out of the first day of summer.thats why i liked the book because i was exciting
Melissa Namba
Cute book for kids. Basically Groundhogs Day for a boy at drummer camp. He tries out extremes on multiple sides, before finding a happy medium that allows him to move on. I'm sure my niece will enjoy this, if she can get over a male protagonist.
Chloe Kennedy
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Jessie
Sep 29, 2008 Jessie rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
this book made no sense to me but i liked it!
Jadyn Cooke
i thought it was to predictable. but otherwise i liked it
Virshay Carey
Apr 29, 2015 Virshay Carey marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: virshay
INI LOVE THIS BOOK INI WAS SO FUNNY GOT TO READ
Fari
It was pretty good, funny and creative. I liked it, read it a year and a half ago... Yeah, not much else to say.
Mary Mason
Jan 30, 2017 Mary Mason rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Quick read, touches of humor, good life lessons involved.
Maggie Williams
Aug 29, 2008 Maggie Williams rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
so good finished both of the parts in 2 days!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!hope that never happens to me!!haha
Abishkar Chhetri
May 06, 2011 Abishkar Chhetri rated it liked it
My First Book!!!
It was pretty good!
Didn't read the second story!
Hayley
Oct 27, 2011 Hayley rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book! IT was almost as good as Diary of a Wimpy Kid. I loved it because it taught a valuble lesson to not pick on other people.
Ayanda
I love this book because it is adventurous and funny also the type of books I love and enjoy.
Laila Tarek
Jul 12, 2013 Laila Tarek rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I loved the book, the characters.. everything!! it was really amazing, but the end wasa little disappointing. But, I still enjoyed it very much. it's a funny light read! :)
Crowleaf
Dec 11, 2011 Crowleaf rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kids_read
Haha.. this was one of my favorite books ever as a kid. Also, my favorite of all the Help! I'm trapped! series.
Reader Girl
Jan 16, 2016 Reader Girl rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: jf
Seems like a good series for kids to read. Includes humor, entertainment, and suggestions on being a good person.
Steven
Jun 06, 2010 Steven rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book deals with issues of self and group identity in some thoughtful ways. The setting in camp, though, limits its application in all classrooms.
Joey Gilligan
Nov 03, 2016 Joey Gilligan rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Vitaliy
I'm thinking what the book is o.k book but I'm thinking the author needed to add a better ending for the book.
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Todd Strasser is an American author of more than 130 young-adult and middle grade novels and novelizations, some written under the pen names Morton Rue and T.S.Rue


Todd was born in New York City. When he was young his parents moved to Roslyn Heights, New York (Long Island). Todd went to the I.U. Willets Elementary school and then attended the Wheatley School for junior high and high school. His bes
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