Monday, July 9, 2012

Mini Review: Brain Camp - Susan Kim, Laurence Klavan and Faith Erin Hicks

Where I got it: My collection
Rating: 4 stars  
Cover Rating: 4.5 stars (It's fun. I love the creeper eyes.)
Genre: Young Adult
Publication Date: August 3, 2011
Publisher: First Second
Page Count: 160 p.
Buy it: Book Depository / Amazon
Add it: Goodreads

Jenna and Luca's parents have had it. They want their children to start being more productive. They want geniuses. So when someone from Camp Fielding offers to take them and turn them into smart kids, each of their parents are eager to ship them off. Jenna and Lucas meet at Camp and immediately feel as though something isn't quite right. The sudden smartness and that strange building in the words make them think they need to find a way out and quick.

This was an interesting and odd graphic novel. I really liked the concept of the whole thing. I can't talk about too much without giving things away, but this is definitely worth the read. One thing I didn't care for was the minuscule love story in Brain Camp. Either add in some romance or leave it out, none of this brief intense stuff; it just seemed out of place. I could have handled if it was built up a little more (even though they only seemed to be at camp a short while). Lucas and Jenna were interesting characters and I wouldn't mind reading another story with them. Maybe they can solve other mysteries too at their next camp.

First Line:
"Elevation, 18 degrees...angle, 38 degrees...going north by north-west, it should be right over..."

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