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Big Swim by Cary Fagan
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Apr 24, 2012

it was ok
bookshelves: ya, read-2012, children

Ethan is at summer camp while his parents go to Europe. Socially awkward, he just wants to survive, not be hated, and not be the worst at anything (this is a tall order for the young man). A new boy is put in Ethan's cabin but the rumors which preceeded Zach's arrival make the cabinmates curious about his past. When Zach decides to do the Big Swim at night, Ethan and Amber go along for support.

The nicknames which the cabinmates called each other annoyed me, as did the mystery at the end, that being what was in the letter and what happened to a couple of the characters. It would be a satisfying short chapter book read for upper elementary students.

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