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Bummer Summer

3.66 of 5 stars 3.66  ·  rating details  ·  134 ratings  ·  8 reviews
When twelve-year-old Kammy has difficulty accepting her new family after her father's remarriage, a summer at Camp Arrowhead helps her to put her home life in perspective.
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Published by Scholastic (first published 1983)
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Cas H.
Ann M. Martin is best know for her Babysitter's club books. She has written many, many novels for young teens, which I have loved throughout the years.
Ann originally wrote Bummer Summer in 1983 and in 2014 she has republished it under the same title. This was her first book ever written and I am proud to say that I read it in the 80's and again in 2014.

Bummer Summer is about a twelve year old girl, Kammy, whose life is changing at a rapid pace.
Kammy lives with her father, and she loves her li
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Michelle Kidwell
Bummer Summer Ann M Martin April.2014 Kindle Edition

This is a great book for eight to twelve year olds or those who are simply young at heart.

Kamillia is facing a lot of changes a new Mother a little sister and a baby brother when her father remmarries she is not ready to face any of this including the camp she really does not want to go to. By the time her two week trial period is over and her parents come for visiting day she decides to stay.

I give this book five stars and though it is a rerel
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The Styling Librarian
Bummer Summer by Ann M. Martin – I thoroughly enjoyed this novel. Really lovely angst from a girl dealing with her father finding a new love and her getting a stepmother and two step-siblings. Appreciate the camp interactions and activities that she dealt with as well. I had no idea that this actually was Ann’s first book written, before the Babysitters Club series. Loved the personal history that was shared at the end of the book about the author. Appreciate that it is getting republished.
Beth
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Erin
Ann M. Martin's first book...loved this as a kid and enjoyed it equally as a re-read. As a kid, I loved books set in summer camps because I really wanted to go to one, but my mother totally vetoed that idea. Great 80's classic.
cubbie
lots of fun. it's a great mix of spot-on preteen angst and fun plot. not quite as sugary as some of the baby-sitters club novels, but still nice and cozy.
Heather
From "Books I have read this summer" list that I found at home in NJ.
Dianna
A good read for the pre-teen girls.
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Ann Matthews Martin was born on August 12, 1955. She grew up in Princeton, New Jersey, with her parents and her younger sister, Jane. After graduating from Smith College, Ann became a teacher and then an editor of children's books. She's now a full-time writer.

Ann gets the ideas for her books from many different places. Some are based on personal experiences, while others are based on childhood me
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