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Natalie's Secret #1 (Camp Confidential #1)

3.83 of 5 stars 3.83  ·  rating details  ·  1,520 ratings  ·  138 reviews
Summer camp means lots of things: new friends, roommates, bug bites, bathroom duty...But it's also a chance to be on your own and to reinvent yourself. A shy girl can become the belle of the ball, and ajock might find new competition. Natalie, Jenna, Grace, and Alex have all found themselves at Camp Lakeview for different reasons. And each is keeping a secret. But if every ...more
ebook, 160 pages
Published March 17th 2005 by Grosset & Dunlap (first published 2005)
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Megan
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Madi
good book! have read all of the series, great 4 camp lovers like me!:)
SAM
Apr 05, 2008 SAM rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Young/Teen Girls
I like this book so much because I think its alot like real life. The main character, Natalie, is my favorite character in the whole series. Its really cool to pick up a book as good as this one because you cant put it down! It's almost like the book wants you to read it. After reading this book I had to get the rest in the series! I like Natalie beause she is a spoiled, new york, rich girl whos dad is mega-famous. In the book she is sent to an 8 week sleepaway camp with, pranks, boys, friends, ...more
Catherine
I remember obsessing over this series back when I started middle school. It made me wish I could go to sleep away camp for the summer so badly. Mainly so I could meet friends like the girls in these books. I adored the series so much that every Saturday, I made my way to Barnes and Noble just to buy the following book.

I am sad to say that I am saying farewell to my complete set, needing more room on my shelves. Thinking about shipping the set out on eBay, but it seems they don't sell particularl
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Jamie
This book was different from what I normally read. I normally read books like Matched or Divergent and I liked how i changed things up a bit with this book. I enjoyed this book but there were definitely parts I didn't enjoy. When the whole camp found out about Natalie's father being Tad Maxwell, a huge Hollywood celeb, I thought I would have enjoyed the part better. There were also really big clues in the book. At one part of the book, Natalie's bunkmate Alex had a picture of him hanging on the ...more
Char
Also, this series is really good too! If you go to Camp Wapo, this will sort of remind you of it! There are 20 books in the series so far so keep on reading!
Emily
a good book about girls who go to a camp together and it's about their lives and their friendship with eachother. I loved this series!
Ms. Yingling
Natalie is not happy that she has to go to Camp Lakeview while her mother is out of the country-- she'd rather stay in New York City than to have to sleep on a thin mattress in a draft cabin, eat burnt French toast and shower in cold water every morning. There are some cute boys, and some of the girls in her cabin are okay, but basically the activities are all so juvenile, quaint and ... gross. Despite this, she has a decent time, getting into lots of scrapes with her new bunkmates. Natalie has ...more
sprinkles_84
Natalie's Secret is about a girl named Natalie Goode. She is a city girl and after her mom tells her to go to a camp, she is forced to go. She is not so happy about this and she keeps telling herself that it's going to be okay. When she gets there, it wasn't like she was expecting, but she has no other choice. Natalie quickly makes two friends. After that, she joins two electives and quickly makes other friends. Natalie eventually starts to like it there but just when everything is going kind of ...more
Emily M.
Natalie’s Secret By Melissa J. Morgan
160 pages
Realistic Fiction/Mystery

This is the beginning of a series about one group of girls at “Camp Lake-puke.” Natalie came from the city and is not used to the chores, out doors, or anything else. She learned that there is this one cute boy, Simon that she really likes. All is well until her super star dad shows up. Then Simon thinks he can’t trust Natalie. Everything has been horrible. She has been forced to take a nature class and gets to go on a nature
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Delaney Bartlett
For this month I read Natalie's Secrect (Camp Confidential) by Melissa J. Morgan. It was all about Natalie's fun adventure to a summer camp. She lived in New York so she wasn't that into nature, so she was reluctant to go. This was a short story, realistic fiction. I rated this book three out of five stars because it was an okay book, but there wasnt a lot of action or drama, which I like in a story. This book was more for younger girls. Over all it was a fun story to read.
Shoshi G
Nat is an average girl who has to go to camp against her will. Well, not so normal because her dad is a superstar. The story is about a girl who goes to sleep away camp for the first time. Nat, the main character is from New York so she is not so excited about being in nature. When she gets to camp she gets put in nature and newspaper as her activities she is not so excited about this whole nature thing! Nat gets lost in many ways in this book, physically and mentally. I thought that this book w ...more
Haley
This is a review both for Natalie's Secret and for all the books in this series I've read (the series in order up to Freaky Tuesday).

Natalie's Secret:
Natalie Goode is a city girl from New York. When her mother sends her off to camp, she is less than thrilled. But soon she makes some new friends and starts to enjoy herself; but she has a secret she's been keeping.

My thoughts; Natalie's Secret is a pretty decent read, good for girls in 4th-6th grade. I enjoyed it when I was that age, but I'm sure
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Kelly
Cute book. As a girl, I would have loved it. The main character is 11 years old though and being as boy crazy and sophisticated as she was- that was a little jarring. She acted 15. Her hometown is NYC however, so I suppose that makes a difference. I taught 13 year olds awhile back and I remember them being more childlike than this girl. Tweens are different today, I suppose!!
Kenzie W
This book is part of the Camp Confidentail series the athour of these books her name is Melissa J. Morgan the genre is fiction and there are 160 pages. I finish this book on the date of 9/23/12. Natalie is the main person in this book and this book is about how Natalie has to go to this summer camp called camp Lakeveiw over the summer but she doesnt want to but her mom is forcing her to go but Natalie wanted to go to an acting camp in New York where she lives and her mom wouldnt let her she has ...more
Hailey Crawford
I thought this was a good book. If you adventure/romance/and pranks then you'll really like this book. Natalie's Secret is about a girl named Natalie who is forced to go to a summer camp. She isn't looking forward to it and once she gets there she absolutely HATES it. The bathrooms are gross and the bunk isn't in the best shape. During the first few weeks though she meets friends and she also meets a boy named Simon who she really likes. However, there is a secret that she has been hiding. Her d ...more
Book Review Team
This book was very well written. It's about a girl named Natalie from New York City who goes to sleep away camp for the first time. At first, it seems like a dirty bunk, mean people and gross food. But when she becomes friends with some girls and discovers that the country isn't that bad, it turns out that she enjoys camp. But Natalie has a huge secret, too big to hide. Can she keep her secret or will it get out? The first book to this series sets a good base to a 20 book series. I loved this b ...more
Chris
As a girl, I was obsessed with books about camp, and I would read every one I could. Laura's Luck was the gold standard. I saw this large series while volunteering at my daughter's middle school library, and thought they looked fun. Shortly after, she brought the first one home and said she was going to read them all. I decided to revisit my old obsession and decided to read them along with her. I think it will be a nice series for her. She likes books about real girls with problems not too taxi ...more
Bevan Cohen
I enjoyed this book but i think that certain parts of it were dry. It is about a girl named Natalie who is an NYC girl and has trouble hiding the secret about her dad when she is sent away to sleep away camp. One thing i really enjoyed about this book was that it was easy for me to relate to, since i go to camp. I thought the author was very creative in coming up with the plot and what happens towards the end. I would recommend this book to any girl who goes to camp and likes camp stories. It wa ...more
Sarah H
I really like this book. It's the first book of the camp confidential series, and personally it's the best
Kristina Dixon
I read this as a 5th grader and LOVED it! It was witty and fun :)
Jewel Daytia
Ha Ha! Thanks CKSC lib. :]
Aly
I really like this book, even if it's a preteen novel. I freakin' love Simon! <3 But I have to admit that when Nat would talk about her father, I thought it was like...because he died or something. So unexpected. And I'm not sure why everyone got to worked up because Nat kept the secret. Only Alyssa and Simon had a real reason to feel hurt because they were her true friends and maybe Marissa/Julie. I like 'em too. :) But they weren't mad...
Wow, it's been like 2, 3 years since I picked up this
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Meghan
Summary of Camp Confidential Natalie’s Secret:
Natalie Goode is a city girl and loves sushi way more than fresh air. Her mom sent Natalie to Camp Lake View which Natalie likes to call Camp Lake-puke. Natalie doesn’t want to be here with sticky benches in the mess hall and spiders in the stalls. Natalie holds a secret that she hopes will be a secret from the rest of the summer. Natalie hopes that when Visiting Day comes her mom will take her home. Once two weeks go by she changes her mind about Ca
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Elizabeth Duff
this book is about this girl who lived in new york and her dad is Tad Maxwell and her mom and dad are divorced. This girls name is Natalie. She has to go to a summer camp for the summer, she meets a lot of new friends and a guy named Simon. Her friends really like her dad but they don't know that he is her dad because he is a celebrity. Until he comes and visits her there.Simon and her are dating. She never wanted to go to this camp. This is pretty much what this book is about.
Jamie
This is a fun book about a girl named Natalie. Natalie is from Manhatten. Her dad is a famous movie star, and her mom lives the high life. When her mom decides to send her to summer camp out in the middle of nowhere, Natalie is sure she is going to die before the summer is up. However, she comes to make friends, and realizes what it is like to be a normal child. She decides that she is okay with nature, and with being at camp.
Kendall
This one is from Kendall's best friend, Laura Wagner.

This book is about a girl named Natalie who is forced to go to camp lake view by her mother and she meets her friends and a boy named Simon who becomes her boyfriend. She doesn't tell anyone that her dad is a famous movie star but when he comes to visit the whole camp finds out. Will her friends ever forgive her for keeping such a big seceret????? Read this book to find out!
Lm
I had to go back and read the first of this series after accidentally beginning with "Alex's Challenge" and the series is growing on me a bit; I have to admit I kind of want to read the rest to find out what happens to all of the girls. This was a little fluffier than the book about Alex which dealt with a more serious topic, but it's nice to have a mix.
Jessica710
this book is going good so far, in my opinion. i honestly believe that they should change the cover of the book 'cause it seems to girly girl, but you can't judge a book by it's cover! i would recommend this book to girls who are really bored of staying at home over the summer 'cause it teaches you alot things about far away camp.
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