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Chiggers by Hope Larson
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Sep 07, 10

bookshelves: graphic-novel, childrens
Read in September, 2010

If you don't have anything good to say, don't say anything at all.

So let me say something good first. The main character has geeky tendencies.

Of course she also tends to repress them because of b---y cabinmates.

The point of this graphic novel is that going to camp is pointless. Maybe? The main character goes to camp. She plays card games and capture the flag. She makes a friendship bracelet and listens to a ghost story. They seem to have very little counselor oversight. She makes friends, except she doesn't, because she's a horrible friend. A boy tells her she looks like an elf.

And one kid gets chiggers and gets sent home, hence the name of the book.

Or something.

Honestly, I'm probably being generous to give it 2 stars.

Oh, why did I read it in the first place? Because Bryan Lee O'Malley mentioned her at the end of Scott Pilgrim. Turns out they're married. And K had already asked me to bring it home from the library. So it was there and I was there and things happened.

Maybe the American (Canadian?) comics scene is so hard up for chick comics that this is the best we've got. I don't know.
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