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Mother-Daughter Book Camp

(The Mother-Daughter Book Club #7)

4.30  ·  Rating details ·  1,553 ratings  ·  211 reviews
The Mother-Daughter Book Club goes to summer camp in this seventh and final installment of the Mother-Daughter Book Club series!

After so many summers together, Emma, Jess, Megan, Becca, and Cassidy are reunited for one final hurrah before they go their separate ways. The plan is to spend their summer as counselors at Camp Lovejoy in a scenic, remote corner of New Hampshire
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Hardcover, 336 pages
Published May 3rd 2016 by Simon Schuster Books for Young Readers
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Emily
Nov 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I'M GOING TO CRY. It's over. Really and truly this time, the girls are headed off to college and I'm a mess!

For those of you who don't know, this series has been a favorite of mine for over four years now (I want to say four and a half; somewhere in that time frame. I hate that I don't know exactly when I picked them up!) and it's definitely a childhood favorite of mine. Each book begins a new year in the mother/daughter book club girls' lives - from sixth grade to the summer before setting off
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Trisha T.
NOTHING TO SEE HERE PEOPLE - JUST CRYING TEARS OF JOY THAT IT WAS SO PERFECT AND SADNESS THAT THE SERIES IS OVER
Emma
Dec 08, 2015 rated it liked it
Grade: C
An e-galley was provided by the publisher in exchange for review consideration.

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: It's always disappointing when you don't love a book from your favorite series, and this is the lowest rating I've given any of The Mother-Daughter Book Club books. I'll explain why.
The book jumps from the summer before the girls' junior year of high school to the summer before they head off to college. I didn't mind that entirely; I would've liked to see them continue to have
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Kirk
May 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2016, general-lit
4 days on and I'm still sad this series is over....however since I jumped in at #4 Pies and Prejudice....I might read #1-3 at some point...although I'm less likely to enjoy the middle school context. However, those books will probably be mostly in Concord...Concord wasn't a focus in this book...as the Summer Camp was located in Pumpkin Falls(brilliant name!), NH. Also very sad that the ending wasn't happy for one of my favorites. Grrrr! Godspeed Jess(Jane Bennet?), Emma(Anne Elliot?), and Cassid ...more
Amber
May 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: librarybooks
Megan, Jess, Emma, Cassidy, and Becca are back in this new mother daughter book club adventure. When the girls arrive to Camp LoveJoy for the Summer as Camp Counselors, they get put to the ultimate test when their campers get a bad case of homesickness. Can some book therapy turn their campers frowns upside-down and survive their Summer without Jess's cousin Felicia and other chaos to ruin it? Read on and find out for yourselves.

This was a great final book of the Mother Daughter book club series
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Lydia Therese
Jun 01, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2017-reads
Mother-Daughter Book Camp is the seventh and final book in the Mother-Daughter Book Club series by Heather Vogel Frederick.

So I have mixed feelings about this book. It was a good book. I thought it was a fun and unique way to end the series, and I loved reading about the girls' experiences counseling a bunch of smaller girls at a summer camp.

It also takes place in New Hampshire -- I live in New Hampshire -- and it's just fun to read a book that takes place in a state you live in. (Although, Ne
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Ailbhe Killalea
Mar 14, 2017 rated it did not like it
I could barely get through this book it was just..ugh. It kind of sounds like these girls are STILL 6th graders. The things they deal with are 6th grade worthy. I couldn't believe any of the characters. Megan was all oh I gave up an internship in PARIS for this but oh well. Emma was just like I hate my ex boyfriend so musch I'm going to collage in CANADA to get away from him. But then she goes, I wonder if he likes tans. Ummm... I really don't know what to think. Jess just has a perfect life. No ...more
Charlotte Fairbanks
Mar 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I'm crying. It's the end of the series and I'll never see the characters I love again. I have no idea how to tell you how much I loved this. But know that I have never cried at the end of a book/series until this. If a book is good enough to make me cry, then you should definitely read it. And I think it's safe to say that this series, are my all time favorite books.
Maybe a reason why I loved it so much is that I have a little bit of all the characters in me. I have Cassidy's love for pranks and
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Megan
Jan 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
What a bittersweet ending to my favorite middle grade series that I just keep coming back to. It only really occurred to me at the end that this was really the end of the mother-daughter book club series, and that these were going to be my final moments with these books. I remember when I first opened the first book of the mother-daughter book club series. I remember where I was, what time of day it was, what position I read the first pages in (it was a weird position on the loveseat in the livi ...more
Syd
Aug 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING. SO SAD THIS SERIES IS OVER. THIS HAS 2 B MY FAV BOOK SERIES OF ALL TIME TBH. LV THE MDBC GIRLS AND WILL NOT 4GET THEM! AND WILL DEFS RE-READ THESE OVER AND OVER.

Recommended ages 12 & up.
Maddy Pieronek
Jul 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
MAJOR SPOILER ALERT

I thought it was very good, though it was very shocking how the book starts two years later! I expected to see them exactly the same, Cassidy at the rink, Megan sewing up a storm, Emma buried in a book, Becca in a beauty shop, and Jess riding Led or Zep. But nope. Stewart even got a new girlfriend at his new collage! (Darcy and Jess are still smooching.) Even with a shocking start, Felicia (Jess's cousin) and Emma are co-counslers, while Megan and Becca, Cassidy and Jess are
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Emma
Jun 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
Since Gr. 5 I have been caught up in the entire series, reading each book several times. Now, it's all over. Although I'm sad that there is nothing else coming, I can re-read every book as much as I like. I loved the surprises that were thrown in regarding character development (*cough* *cough* Marge) and the camp setting was the perfect finale for these girls. I would have liked to see a little more of the girls' families, since they won't ever be seen again, but having the focus on the girls w ...more
Marcia
Apr 12, 2016 rated it it was ok
Overall, this book was pretty bland. Trying to carry characters who are about to leave for college into a middle grade type novel just doesn't work, because they aren't interesting enough for YA readers and not relatable for MG readers. An odd hybrid. Perhaps I would have been more enthusiastic if I'd read all the previous titles in the series and simply wanted to revisit these characters one more time. ...more
Tracy
Dec 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
This was more of a 4.5. I really enjoyed this series about a group of girls who are in a book club with their mothers. It sounds like it would be lame, but it wasn't. I loved the old classics that I had read already and then the other books that I had somehow missed. This is a series for book lovers. ...more
Natalie
May 29, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I’ve read this series as I’ve grown up. I’m not heading out to college yet, but even still, it was bittersweet to read this final installment in one of my favorite series. I have nostalgia for these book, and it was so much fun getting to know the girls. My only real complaint is that some of the girls’ thoughts seem a little cheesy at times, however, I believe this series was marketed to the younger end of the YA market, so if I had finished reading these when I was in 7th or 8th grade, I prob ...more
Elizabeth N. | ThePennilessBooknerd
4.5

Emma, Jess, Cassidy, Megan, and Becca are Back in the last book in the Mother-Daughter book club series. This time they are counselors at summer camp. Things don't always go their way, and some pranks are played, But they learn a little more about themselves before they head off to college.

I don't think i realized how much i love this series until it was finally over. I read all of the other books last year but this one wasn't available at my library until this year. Seeing the characters go
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Brielle
May 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, reread
I absolutely loved this book! After finishing off the rest of the MDBC series back in 5th grade, I was really excited to read this final installment since I LOVED the other books. The idea of a book club at the summer camp was really adorable and I loved how the author gave each camper and personality that I've grown to love (my favorite campers were Amy and Nica). I really wish this series didn't have to end where the girls are going to college; I loved seeing their characters develop since boo ...more
NaDell
Feb 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
Enjoyed this seventh and final book in the Mother-Daughter book club series. I didn't know she added to the sixth until I saw this one and had to buy it!
The characters were as fun as normal and I liked the conclusion in their lives.
(And then I started my next book which I borrowed from the library by the same author and had to do a double-take when it was set in a neighboring town with some of the same characters who came to the summer camp "Absolutely Truly".)
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Yusra  ✨
Aug 22, 2017 rated it did not like it
someone tell me why tf I listened to yameen and read this series. and someone tell me why tf this book is about eighteen yr olds going to university but the cover has sixh graders on it.
thanks.
it sucked.
Savannah Palmer
Sep 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I think I am going to cry. Why oh, why did the series have to end? This book is the hands down best book I’ve ever read. This book has taught me many lessons and made me constantly happy as I read it.
Abby
Jul 28, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: college
How could the mother-daughter book club keep forgetting the number one rule of camp counseling: never, ever leave campers alone?
lise hoyer
Jun 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read2020
I surprised myself by liking it a lot. A different sort of plot and a very good send-off to Cassidy, Jess, Becca, Megan and Emma. Very well written!
Ally
Sep 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Jaina Rose
May 30, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: blogged
This review is also available on my blog, Read Till Dawn.

I've been a long-time fan of Heather Vogel Frederick's Mother-Daughter Book Club series, ever since I read the first book ages ago. The cool thing about this series is that I've literally grown with the characters - it seems like every time I read a new book, I'm the same age as the characters in it. Now the girls are one step ahead of me, going to camp the summer before they go off to college while I'm still a year off from graduating, bu
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celina ♡
Jul 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
Ok, this is the second (and last) book in the Mother-Daughter Book Club series that I have not given five stars to. It's not that the book itself didn't deserve it - I loved the pranks. The toilet stunt. The playful side of Marge the Barge. Most of all, I loved the Dreamboat scenes.

But why I didn't give five stars is because it was also quite sad. I didn't like how Stew-rat dumped Emma, especially after all of the hell he gave her in the last book, what with Sophie and all. I get it, he's just
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Sarah
I having been wanting to read this series for quite some time. I throughly enjoyed Fredrick's Absolutely Truly. besides, as a book lover why wouldn't I want to read about a book club? Additionally, I'm a sucker for stories about summer camp.
Because this is the seventh installment in the series the author has to bring readers who have not read earlier installments or refresh the memories of those who have forgotten. This is a tricky thing to do without sounding as though one is merely transcribi
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Abby King
Feb 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
"I think that's the highest compliment an author can receive," my mother tells her. "It means he or she has created a world so real that readers want to crawl inside and live there." -Mrs. Hawthorne

My oh my. I started this series around the time that the girls started the series and here I am about to go off to college reading the final book. This series will be something that I will cherish and no doubt force my daughters to read. The magic that this book gave me as a nervous middle-schooler an
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Annabelle
Jul 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I love these books! I will probably compare all the other books I read to these ones and the MDBC will always win ( with the exception of Dawn Chandler a book you should totally look into). I'm glad that there wasnt as much kissing as in the previous books. I love how fun the camp sounds and all the games they do. Also, I LOVE how this book connects to Absolutely Truly and I wish that the MDBC met Truly because I'm sure they would have hit it off! I have a feeling I will reread these books many ...more
Olivia Cardillo
It is incredibly easy to forget how much sheer entertainment one gets out of reading a Mother-daughter Book Club book for the first time. It has been a while since I have, and reading this was just so....fun. it's a simply enjoyable book that follows the likeable and mostly realistic characters from the other six books. This book is indeed a better conclusion than Wish You Were Eyre.
The only problem I would like to point out in this book (and other books in the series,) is that sometimes certai
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Christine Lussier
Jan 31, 2016 rated it really liked it
I received this book as a preview from a friend.

When I first started reading, I felt that it was a bit "ho hum" & wasn't really that excited about it. The girls still seemed like middle schoolers off to camp. I was quickly reading though, & found myself enjoying their days at camp.

The ending is bittersweet & was the perfect way to end the series.
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