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Chiggers by Hope Larson
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Jun 12, 2010

liked it

i liked this! there is some good exploration of adolescent girl drama and how it's played out in a summer camp setting, and it rings true.

this didn't affect my overall feelings about the book, but i will say that i was sad that the book contained the same misinformation about chiggers that FREAKED ME OUT when i heard it as a child. chiggers do not in fact burrow and then die in your skin. they inject an enzyme into your skin, feed on you, and then drop off, and it's the enzyme that itches so maddeningly. let's stop this vicious cycle of misinformation about chiggers, because it is so disgusting to even imagine.
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